Archive for Appellate Litigation

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Appellate Litigation

When Is Appealing Economically Sound?

Have you ever wished for a formula to help you determine when it makes financial sense to appeal an adverse judgment? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out my upcoming article in the December

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Appellate Litigation

“Appeal-Proof” Your Non-Economic Damages

The larger the non-economic damages award, the more likely defendant will challenge it. Defendants have an edge on appeal for challenging substantial non-economic damages because the appellate court relies on a “cold” written record of

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Appellate Litigation

Can You Expedite Your State Court Appeal?

Civil appeals are notoriously slow; in non-COVID-19 times, we typically estimate 18 months from the filing of the notice of appeal to the disposition in the Second Appellate District of the Court of Appeal (covering

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Appellate Litigation

No Court Reporter? Don’t Panic.

It happens. Your client did not want to pay to have a court reporter at the hearing on your motion. Or you did not expect that anything of significance would happen during that one hearing.

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Appellate Litigation

Appellate Perspective: Verdict Forms

Although often relegated until the end of the trial, crafting a verdict form is among the most important aspects of a trial. This month we include an overview of California’s three verdict formats, when to

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