Weaver v Superior Court effect upon the litigation

As determined by Weaver v Superior Court (1979) 95 CA3d 166, 156 CR 745, an attorney owes no duty to adverse parties to conduct a reasonable investigation of the facts and law before filing a complaint against them. Likewise, counsel cannot be liable to adverse parties for malpractice under a negligence theory if the suit proves to … Continue reading

Crafting winning arguments: tips from a litigator

The sheer volume of litigation facing the courts today necessitates that lawyers provide well-prepared arguments that can be understood quickly and then confidently ruled upon by the court. Crafting complete, clear and concise written arguments is particularly vital, as more cases than ever, in both trial and appellate courts, are decided without oral argument. Litigator … Continue reading

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