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William A. Ruskin: Keeping Your Adversary's Environmental Expert Honest
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Law 360 reported on April 12, 2013 that Steven Donziger , counsel for the indigenous Ecuadorians known as the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, “meddled” in the preparation of a key environmental report used against Chevron as... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Student Bitten By Tick: Hotchkiss School On Hook For $41.75 Million
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On March 27, 2013, a jury in federal district court in Bridgeport, Connecticut awarded Cara Munn, a 20-year-old woman who formerly attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, $41,750,000 in a case styled Orson D. Munn... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Mary Carter And Other Agreements Should Be Disclosed To Juries
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin As a general proposition, a defendant at trial suffers unfair prejudice when the court does not permit the jury to learn of certain facts that, if disclosed, would reveal a witness's bias or self-interest. If a witness with... Read More