What can engender a legal malpractice suit? Sometimes simply a missed deadline, highlighting the importance of a solid calendaring system as well a means to easily keep track of local rules.
We’ve all deleted an important email or used the incorrect font. But while these errors may seem minor they can result in severe consequences ranging from penalties to losing a case entirely.
E-Discovery has become an essential aspect in numerous civil litigation cases – but what are the ramifications if the opposing party does not produce?
Among the critical issues a litigator needs to be acquainted with when dealing with evidence in a legal proceeding is that of “spoliation”.
We all hope to avoid being involved with accidents, however, as playwright George Bernard Shaw wisely said, “the unexpected always happens”. Even in the best of circumstances, for instance, a friend is injured in your home and you don’t anticipate a lawsuit, it is always advisable to obtain the opinion of a qualified attorney who … Read more
Arizona The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure are amended effective January 1, 2013. NEW — The Arizona District Court amended its Local Rules effective December 1, 2012. Colorado NEW –The Colorado District Court amended its Local Rules effective December 1, 2012. The Colorado Supreme Court has proposed revisions to CRCP 45. The comment period is closed. … Read more
Check SmartRules for the latest updates to the California Rules of Civil Procedure. Here is a brief update of what is new in the California courts. The Central District of California has amended its Local Rules effective December 1, 2012. The Northern District of California adopted e-discovery guidelines effective November 27, 2012. The Southern District of … Read more
The Federal Court rules have recently changed. Amendments to the Federal Bankruptcy and Criminal Rules are effective December 1, 2012. Amendments are proposed to the federal Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules. Comments by February 15, 2013.