Category: Litigation Primer

Common Interest Doctrine

Introduction The common interest doctrine permits adversaries to share confidential information without waiving the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine. Whether plaintiffs or...

Brandt Attorney Fees

Introduction “When an insurer’s tortious conduct reasonably compels the insured to retain an attorney to obtain the benefits due under a policy, it follows...

Arbitration

Introduction Arbitration is a process by which parties submit their disputes for resolution by impartial third persons instead of by a judicial tribunal. A...

Prejudgment Interest

Introduction A defendant may be required to pay prejudgment interest at the rate from 7% or 10% on a plaintiff’s recovery of those damages...

Attorney Client Privilege Waiver

Introduction The attorney-client privilege is a rule of evidence that everything a client says to a lawyer is confidential. “The attorney-client privilege has been...

Attorney Client Privilege

Introduction The attorney-client privilege is established by a statute that requires witnesses to “refuse to disclose . . . a confidential communication between client...

Adversary System of Justice

The United States of America has long adopted an adversary system of justice in which two or more advocates represent their parties’ positions before...

Attorney Liens

Introduction Quite properly, attorneys generally want to get paid for their services, even from clients who do not have the means or the will...
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