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February, 28 2015 / by Lee Bantle / No comments

Depositions: The Most Important Discovery Tool

Depositions are the key to gathering the evidence which will enable you to prevail at trial. This outline will discuss how to get the most out of your depositions and will focus on questioning strategies, a review of the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing depositions, and ways to deal with the adversary who interferes […]

January, 17 2015 / by Lee Bantle / 1 comment

The Effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act on Jury Charges

The A.D.A. Amendments Act of 2008 emphasizes that the definition of disability should be interpreted broadly. As more employees are now covered, it increases the number of people who are entitled to reasonable accommodations and to protection from discrimination.

March, 07 2011 / by Lee Bantle / No comments

The Cat’s Paw Doctrine

In Staub v. Proctor Hospital, the Supreme Court makes clear that an independent investigation will not insulate the employer from liability if the investigation relies on facts provided by the biased supervisor.

January, 31 2004 / by Lee Bantle / No comments

Guidelines for Openings and Closings

Few experienced practitioners dispute that openings and closings are the two most important aspects of a trial. In order to be a successful litigator, these tasks must be mastered. This article gives some insight on how to achieve that mastery […]

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