Misleading Closing Arguments – Issues and Remedies

By Philip M. Burlington, Barbara Green and Christopher Carlyle Obviously, it is unnecessary to write an article advising you of the case law stating that it is improper to mislead the jury in closing argument as to either the law or the evidence. However, there are some cases holding that some arguments that do not…

Don’t Just Preserve the Record: Make a GOOD Record

By Shea T. Moxon Most discussions of record preservation focus on which objections and motions you need to make in the trial court to be able to argue certain issues on appeal. But there is another aspect of record preservation that can be just as important, although it receives comparatively little attention: making sure the…

WARNING! Spoiler Alert.

by FJA EAGLE Member Poorad Razavi and FJA Treasurer Leslie Kroeger A primary principle of a products liability attorney is to always preserve the product at issue.  Having litigated defects ranging from airbags to guardrails to chemical receptacles, I can confidently confirm the cogency of that credo.  The absence of the product provides the defense expanded…

Prioritize and Win the Premises Liability Cases Arising from Accidental Storefront Crashes

by FJA EAGLE & Young Lawyer Member Ian Kirtman If you represent a client injured when a vehicle crashed into a building or drove errantly onto a sidewalk, the most apparent case to evaluate is against the responsible driver.  But with Florida drivers habitually underinsured and statewide storefronts routinely kept unsafe, the most effective way…

Don’t Fall for the Hot Coffee Hoodwink

Corporate America and its special-interest Army across the country have engaged in a lengthy campaign to distort the truth about lawsuits in America. They’ve worked for years to convince policy leaders to make it harder for people to seek civil justice and protect corporations from facing accountability when they hurt people. They label legitimate lawsuits…