Figuring out the timing of objections poses many difficulties, and sometimes we will get it less than completely right.
Noncompete litigation involving preliminary injunctions often contains important nuances; a rote rush to filing can mean missed opportunities. At other junctures in the case, speed may actually kill.
Famous trials are born of celebrity, “juicy” facts, overwhelming media coverage, and, especially, zeitgeist.
The Eastern District of Virginia is one of the few places in the United States where a litigant can enjoy the predictability of having a matter heard and resolved in less than a year.
Litigation that lasts too long can become prohibitively expensive. Litigation that is rushed can interfere with a party’s rights to develop evidence and arguments.
To survive a complex trial in the EDVA must surely be the litigation equivalent of a Marine recruit’s surviving Parris Island.
The combination of various class action timing rules can create an enticement that would tempt even the most honorable.
Most type-A litigators have hobbies, travel plans, and a myriad of other things that they would love to pursue more fully.
To ensure the most productive conference possible with the best chance of success, counsel should recognize the stage of the case and the different considerations involved with the timing of the conf…
If there is a desire to reform our current civil justice system, then there are things we can do to get to trial faster and thus reduce the cost of civil litigation.
The rule of law means that public officials do not exercise any authority that is not given to them by a legitimately constituted higher authority.
The ABA Litigation Section was fortunate that Ben became a bar leader while serving as attorney general.
The war in Ukraine is a devastating human rights and humanitarian crisis. It also serves as a gut punch to the international rule of law.
Understanding the contrasting use of prose rhythms by two Justices helps us understand how and why they communicate with us.
Without facts and data about unjust outcomes, and with only impressions based on anecdotes, it’s not clear that a proposed amendment will turn judges into better gatekeepers.
It is a legitimate question to ask anew where the Court got the power to add or subtract rights and whether it comes by it fairly.
Litigation is a flawed, uneven system. Be thorough, be truthful, and occasionally you’ll sleep at night.
Lawyers should try to work out an agreement, because no one—including judges—likes to see lawyers fighting over money.
Without leaks, we’d be left to a Pravda-like, institutional version of events: often false, more often incomplete, and almost always self-serving.
A lawyer stumbles across the evidence of an old murder and it leads him to leave the law after 25 years and pursue a writing career.
As a trial lawyer, Motley stood firm before a federal judge who treated her with disrespect, yet created a record sufficient for an appellate court to enter final judgment for her client.