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William A. Ruskin: Lawyers' Use Of Internet To Influence Jurors
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In an earlier article, we discussed the danger posed to an impartial jury system by the " Googling Juror ." In his article titled " Lawyers' Use of Internet to Influence Jurors " (New York Law Journal, 6... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Plaintiff Spoliates Self And Her Case Is Dismissed
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On August 7, 2012, the New York Law Journal reported that the lawsuit of a woman, who disobeyed three court orders directing her to undergo a physical examination by a defense medical expert in a personal injury lawsuit before... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Effective Use Of Rhetorical Questions In Jury Summation
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The art of persuasion comes in many forms. Recently, we wrote an article about the plaintiff bar’s embrace of Reptile theory . The Reptile theory asserts that you can prevail at trial by speaking to, and scaring, the primitive... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Defense Lawyers: Keep This Decision In Your Back Hip Pocket
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Having now completed discovery, you have provided the client with a thorough assessment of its potential liability exposure in the case. You are set for trial. On the eve of trial, plaintiff's counsel serves notice that... Read More

Remedies For Spoliation Of Evidence
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by William A. Ruskin

New York state courts are increasingly turning to federal Zubulake standards [ enhanced version available to subscribers ] when confronted with spoliation of electronic evidence issues. However, in dealing with garden variety spoliation of evidence... Read More

The American Lawyer® And Full-Text ALM® Sources - Online At® Exclusively Beginning May 1
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

As of May 1, 2011, LexisNexis will be the exclusive third-party, online provider of the broad, full-text collection of ALM legal materials for all markets worldwide. LexisNexis customers frequently requested this publisher, so LexisNexis is delivering... Read More