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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 We were provided that reminder in a recent, though unpublished, take-home asbestos appellate court opinion which upheld a trial court’s granting of a motion for summary judgment.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

The Discoverability of Social Media in Personal Injury Litigation

Posted in Litigation Trends

Gone are the days of handwritten personal diaries and daily journal entries.  Internet-based social networking has replaced pen and paper.  Facebook reports that it had 901 million monthly active users worldwide as of March, 2012.  With the explosion of social networking in recent years, litigation counsel are becoming more savvy at using this technology to… Continue Reading