William A. Ruskin: Excluding Prejudicial Demonstrative Exhibits At Trial

By William A. Ruskin Rule 403 of the Federal Rules of Evidence [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] governs the admissibility of demonstrative evidence at trial, assuming that evidence is determined to be relevant under Rule 401 [ enhanced version ] . Pursuant to Rule 403, a demonstrative...

William A. Ruskin: Congressional Clarification Of Removal Rules: A Primer

By William A. Ruskin Federal court practitioners are well-advised to be aware of the key provisions of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 (the “JVCA”), which went into effect on January 6, 2012. The JVCA amended 28 U.S.C. § 1446 in several significant...