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As litigators, we are often called on to summarize facts in one way or another. On appeal, we must summarize the facts of a trial below. What happens when we slant those facts? Good advocacy requires that we slant facts to some degree. But, if we go too far, then we have committed a deception

There are few more sensitive issues in litigation than asking a Judge to recuse him/herself. No Judge believes he bears any bias that would affect his rulings. But, in very rare situations, litigants will have to file the appropriate motion. Do not do it the way Alina Habba did it. Ms. Habba responded to one

Barry Oliphint worked for Jacobs Engineering for seven years. Mr. Oliphint had a major argument with his supervisor about performing an inspection early. The supervisor and Oliphint agreed Oliphint would resign. But, when Mr. Oliphint started looking for a new job, one interviewer told him he had lied about resigning. It turned out that Jacobs

In Harmon v. Texas Southern Univ., No. 14-21-00125 (Tex.App. Corpus Christi 6/15/2023), the court denied the employer’s Plea to Jurisdiction. It also looked behind the employer’s weak arguments about what its supervisor knew. Ms. Harmon had taught at Texas Southern for some 16 years, when her knee gave her so much trouble that she

We are all intrigued by the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence. But, what happens when AI goes crazy? One lawyer in New York City will soon find out. The lawyer who represents the plaintiff in Roberto Mata v. Avianca, Inc, Steve A, Schwartz, a lawyer with 30 years experience, submitted a brief that was partly

Gov. Ron DeSantis has seen fit to attack Mickey Moue and Disney World. He then found a way to revoke their unusual status of essentially operating their own county government over a wide swath of Florida land. Disney World responded by filing a lawsuit accusing Gov. DeSantis of violating free speech rights for a corporation.

I think as lawyers and advocates, we are always tempted to engage in some hyperbole and take a potshot or two at the judge. But, after a couple of years, most of us learn how to deal with that temptation. Not one lawyer in Chicago named Calvita Frederick. Ms. Frederick represented a woman who failed

There are folks with disabilities who test public accommodations like a hobby. They do this testing across the country, often from great distances. They justifiably want to see stores, hotels, banks and more satisfy the Americans with Disabilities Act requirement to make their places of business open to persons with disabilities. But, can a tester

There have been a lot of crazy lawsuits since 2020. One of those lawsuits concerns True the Vote. True the Vote is a conservative Texas non-profit that has been around for many years. They participated in the opposition to the recall of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin. True the Vote was the primary