Yearly Archives: 2020

Tolling Agreements

Tolling agreements suspend the statute of limitations.  Sometimes in talking with a party about settlement, you start getting close to the limitation deadline.  If those talks are ongoing, it may be in the interest of the parties to stop the … Continue reading

Truck Accidents-Driving Time

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation on 5/14/2020 loosened the rest requirements for truck drivers.  At present there are rules that limit the number of hours that a driver can be on the road.  Those rules are tough to enforce.  They … Continue reading

Disparagement Clauses

Disparagement clauses or what may more often be called “non-disparagement clauses” are common in many settlement agreements.  In particular they may become part of divorce settlements.  They are either agreed to by the parties or imposed by the court.  These … Continue reading

Auto Liability Coverage

One of the basic principles of auto liability coverage is that the coverage follows the vehicle.  What that means is that the coverage is literally glued to the vehicle.  Wherever the vehicle goes, that coverage follows.  There may be some things … Continue reading

Impact of the Coronavirus on the Legal Profession 

The legal profession is similar to many service industries. That is, lawyers are selling a service consisting of their advice, their skill in the courtroom, their skill in drafting documents and their time. Lawyers, unlike most other service professionals, are … Continue reading

Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses

Cross-examination has been dealt with on several other pages on this site.  Cross-examination in general, cross-examining defense medical experts, cross-examining brain injury experts are all addressed in different posts.  In addition the topic of standard of care has been addressed … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice – Communication

Failure of Communication Failure to communicate between health care providers is a frequent cause of serious medical injury. Many hospitals use the “National Patient Safety Goals” published by the Joint Commission. This is a basic standard. These goals, referred to … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice – Informed Consent

Informed Consent The law grants to patients the right to choose whether to obtain medical treatment. It requires doctors to provide the patient correct info as to diagnosis, the nature of the proposed treatment and risks of treatment. Also alternatives … Continue reading

Diabetes Malpractice

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has standards as to the care of diabetes.  If these are complied with, they provide the means to bring the blood sugar of most diabetics under control.  Daily testing of blood sugar by the patient … Continue reading

Voir Dire

Voir Dire- To Speak The Truth Voir dire takes place at the beginning of a trial.  It consists of the attorneys asking questions of the people who may sit on the jury.  Those questions can be fairly broad.  In general … Continue reading

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