American Legal System

Mayer Brown “Analysis” of Class Actions Debunked

Apparently Mayer Brown–one of the largest corporate law firms in the world–released an “Analysis” of the efficacy of class actions. The Executive Summary of the Report states that This empirical study of class action litigation—one of the few to examine class action resolutions in any rigorous way—provides strong evidence that class actions provide far less benefit to individual class members than proponents of class actions assert. Paul Bland, a senior litigator at Public Justice, has posted a video exposing the Mayor Brown report for what it really is: corporate propaganda: Bland Debunks Mayer Brown “Analysis” of Class Actions (Short) If you are …


Hurt & Without a Lawyer: Hidden Victims of the Legal System

Saul Gruber, Esq. A 2013 new study by Emory University School of Law contends that 95% of people who seek an attorney for harm endured from a medical treatment will be rejected counsel, primarily for economic reasons. If your case is worth less than $50,000, chances are that an attorney won’t take it–even if it would be an easy case to win, the study contends. Most won’t take a case with damages less than $250,000. Why? Attorneys defend that it is not for greed or lack of heart, but monetary expenses. To sue a hospital is a costly venture added …


AAJ Advanced Deposition College in New Orleans

I hope you will be able to join me this week.   Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch AAJ faculty in New Orleans at AAJ’s Advanced Depositions College.  This program provides the strategies and techniques to enhance the performance of even the most experienced plaintiff trial lawyer at the deposition table. Built on the fundamentals of AAJ’s Depositions College, the Advanced Depositions College provides an in-depth, cutting-edge approach to perfecting depositions and witness preparation skills. This program features a low student-to-faculty ratio, comprehensive lectures, useful demonstrations, and five workshops—which will be recorded for you to take home—to prepare you for …


The Supreme Court’s Role in Constant Progress: What to Expect This Year

Fred Schultz, Esq. Recently, while most of the government was shut down, one governing body kept working: the Supreme Court. Truth is, they always are. Justices, who are appointed by the President incumbent and approved by the Senate, serve life tenures (and are always paid).  And while the Court “begins” a term each year on the first Monday in October, the Justices work year round preparing and acting on the cases heard. From October until June, they alternate between “sittings” and “recesses”–sittings being when they hear cases and give opinions, recesses when they write opinions and handle other Court matters. …


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