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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Trial Publicity: Public Statements Made by an Attorney during Court Proceedings have Limits

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Talk is cheap…until lawyers get involved. “Lawyers: are persons who write a 10,000 word document and call it a brief.” – Franz Kafka Mouthpiece: n. old-fashion slang for one’s lawyer. Burton’s Legal Thesaurus, 4E. (2007). Retrieved August 8, 2018, from https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/mouthpiece There are thousands of sated comedians in the world who make a living off the caricature… Continue Reading

A Healthy Reminder of Burden Shifting

Posted in Asbestos Litigation

Often times we, as attorneys, need subtle reminders of the power of burden shifting during discovery. We were provided that reminder in a recent, though unpublished, take-home asbestos appellate court opinion which upheld a trial court’s granting of a motion for summary judgment. (Foglia v. Moore Dry Dock Co., No. A142125, 2018 WL 1193683 (Cal…. Continue Reading