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    Tobacco Litigation

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    THE BATTLE OF MINNESOTA Document Discovery In The 1997 Minnesota Tobacco Litigation . I. INTRODUCTION Although any legal observer would tell you the prospect long loomed on the horizon, on July 14, 2000, when a Florida jury handed down a judgment of $144.8 billion dollars against the seven major tobacco companies , the mental shock of hearing such a figure was still staggering. It remains unclear as of this writing exactly how much of this massive verdict will ever be collected by the plaintiffs

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    Cigarette Litigation

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    Cigarette Litigation In August 1970 a leading tobacco defense attorney, David R. Hardy, wrote a confidential letter warning that indiscreet comments by industry scientists, including references to biologically active components of cigarette smoke and the search for a safer cigarette, constitute a real threat to the continued success in the defense of smoking and health litigation. The actual knowledge on the part of the defendant that smoking is generally dangerous to health, that certain ingredients

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    Arbitration Clauses and Litigation

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    Arbitration Clauses and Litigation More and more companies are including arbitrational clauses in their contracts. Whether it is in an employee application or an online selling website, arbitrational clauses are becoming abundant. But do these clauses hold up in the legal system? In the recent Paypal Corporation case, the arbitration clause was not enforced due to miniscule details such as clicking a mouse. The overruling of these clauses is becoming the norm as people are beginning to realize

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    various reasons. Parties might have come to a certain extent, where they refuse to talk to each other. In this optic thus, litigation remains the best recourse to dispute resolution. LITIGATION BEING MORE EFFECTIVE THAN MEDIATION Litigation, is the filing of a lawsuit. It usually defines the process of dispute resolution in court. As compared to mediation, litigation follows a well structured procedure in a Court of Law. The trial delivers a binding decision upon the parties, non-compliance

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    Auditor Liability

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    negligence. The cost of liability is reasonable when compared to total revenues, and in light of a CPA's public responsibility. Indemnity insurance spreads risk in the aggregate therefore removing the element of risk at the f irm level. The threat of litigation provides public accountants with a deterrent against negligent work. Finally, the results of lawsuits cause the profession itself to implement new standards. (Bolinger p.54) The AICPA and its supporters have developed their argument based on

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    WIN and Abortion

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    WIN and Abortion It stands to reason that abortionists, as a whole, commit malpractice more often than doctors practicing legitimate medicine, because the industry is largely unregulated. Inspections of abortion facilities after a patient death typically reveal horrific health and safety violations. Patients are herded in and out and rarely are seen, much less examined, by the doctor before the abortion begins. The patient's medical history and any health problems that might influence treatment

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    Gender Equality and the Law One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s primary goals of the Women’s Rights Project’s litigation was to prove that stereotypical treatment of gender under the law was unconstitutional. It was Ginsburg’s goal to make the Court realize that “the law’s differential treatment of men and women, rationalized as reflecting “natural” differences between the sexes, historically had tended to contribute to women’s subordination” (Ginsburg 11). Ginsburg carefully selected cases which she

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    Shakedown

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    by suing in court and in the process victimizing gun manufacturers and potential gun owners three, through seductive tort liability and antitrust systems hobbling our economy via perverse "regulatio through litigation." Mr. Levy titles part one of his two-part book "Tort Law as Litigation Tyranny" and part two "Antitrust Corporate Welfare for Market Losers." This libertarian pulls no punches. But what about the rising tide of tort cases that push up, among other things, medical malpractice insu

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    well.  Every Sunday night at ten o'clock my family knows where to find me-glued to the television watching "The Practice" with a smile on my face. I currently work as a legal assistant at Rapaport and Skalny, a local law firm that specializes in litigation.  I am learning so much about the law with each project I work on.  Although the majority of the work I do there is filing and typing of documents, I remain fascinated with the entire legal system.  I love the fact that the work I do contributes

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    lawyers. (source 2) These firms exceed more then 400 lawyers. (source 2) For the first year,an inexperienced lawyer may be paid $75,000. (source 2) The strong economy and growing demand for lawyers in some corporate-law areas, such as finance, litigation and health care, are driving the fee to increases, Crocker said. (source 16) The key is getting the top talent. If your firm doesn't follow suit your firm will slowly disintegrate. All of the smaller firms are the required to raise their salaries

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