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Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Jury Verdict Ruling that Defendant Doctor’s Closing Argument Comments Did Not Cause Substantial Prejudice

After Ernestine Wilson’s 23-year-old son Brian Curry died from a saddle pulmonary embolism (a blood clot that blocked the large pulmonary artery straddling his lungs), she sued emergency room physician Dr. Eric Moon and Chicago’s St. Bernard Hospital. She claimed … Continue reading

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Mueller's Mistake: A Criminal Trial is not an Opportunity for the Defendant to Clear his Name

by Michael C. DorfSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller accepted the Justice Department policy barring indictments of a sitting president. He could have nonetheless made a determination whether Trump would be subject to indictment based on his conduct as evaluated under the … Continue reading

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New Jersey Court Discusses Jurisdiction Over Defendant Companies in Employment Cases

Technological developments and expansions in the global workforce mean that now more than ever companies employ people in a remote capacity. When a remote employee experiences employment discrimination, it can be difficult to determine the proper jurisdiction for pursuing a … Continue reading

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Washington Premises Liability Defendant Bound by Agreement to Accept Responsibility

Washington personal injury cases generally hinge on proving the defendant’s negligence.  A recent case, however, turned on contract law.  In this unusual case, the court had to determine if a defendant was bound by its agreement to accept responsibility for … Continue reading

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New Jersey Supreme Court rules that law enforcement must inform defendant of pending charges prior to obtaining waiver of right against self-incrimination.

By Matthew J. Troiano, Esq. On March 11, 2019, in State v. Vincenty, No. A-40-17(079978)(2019), the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement violated the defendant’s right against self-incrimination when they failed to inform him of the charges filed … Continue reading

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