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Renowned Trial Lawyer Scott Mager Teaches Expert Techniques in Complex Litigation at a National Seminar, This Time On Proper Objections at Depositions, Discovery and Trial Discovery

I OBJECT TO THAT OBJECTION: THE SECRET TO UNDERSTANDING OBJECTIONS By Scott Mager While many lawyers are quite talented, far less have a full understanding of all objections or how to best assert or respond to them.  Let’s discuss the best (and worst) objections in 1) discovery; 2) depositions; and 3) trial. “OBJECTIONS” TO DISCOVERY Since discovery is more broad in nature, there are less valid objections available, assuming you have timely made them.  Types of Objections While there are rules-based objections (e.g., exceeds the number of interrogatories, production, admissions requests; subparts being counted in the number allowed, etc.), the principal objections involve those based on privilege...

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National Expert Tells You the Secrets to Recovering the Most Insurance Moneys After a Storm or Other Event

RECOVERING THE MOST MONEY AFTER A STORM OR OTHER PROPERTY DAMAGE EVENT By National Disaster Insurance Expert Scott Mager   With the Governor and President issuing state and federal disaster declarations for Hurricane Irma, the serious nature of the storm event and available resources is ever present.  While many of the following apply to any property damage claim, this article features 8 important steps to take following a hurricane or other similar mass disaster events:  1) Securing All Insurance Policies 2) Notify All Insurance Companies 3) Take Pictures/Videos 4) Notify Insurance Companies of Repairs 5) Hire the Best Experts 6) Notify FEMA If You Don’t Have Insurance  7) Constantly Write 8) Consider...

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CEOs Need to Understand How to Minimize Exposure to Depositions

A Crowning Achievement in Protecting CEOs and Other High Ranking Officials from Unreasonable Depositions: The Impact of the Crown Central Test By Scott A. Mager In an increasingly litigious society, the attempt to first set depositions of high-ranking corporate executives, who are often referred to as “apex officials,” has become commonplace. While these executives rarely have personal knowledge of the facts and issues surrounding a given case, broad-stroked claims against parent companies and lax discovery rules seem to serve as a launching pad to harass executives and extort settlements through threats of - and in many cases the actual taking of -...

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