Winter 2012 - Vol. 38:2

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: GyneTech Scandals Send Stock into Free Fall


RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: GyneTech Scandals Send Stock into Free Fall

Ten Lawyers Look at a Story that's Ripped from the Headlines. Rarely are trial lawyers privy to a bird's-eye view of all the facets of a complex case. This issue of Litigation offers precisely that. We asked experienced litigators to respond from the perspectives of fictional clients to a story that might have been ripped from the headlines of any major newspaper. The story starts with this piece on the Gynetech Scandals. We have ten insider views, plus that of a judge, packed with insight, strategy, and wisdom about everything from how to deal with a client one initially dislikes to the economics of signing on to what could be a financially ruinous case.

As a nation, we have become addicted to incarceration.

Ltigators must sometimes dance between U.S. discovery obligations and ever-evolving European data-protection laws.

A former judge argues that the country is losing qualified judges because we don't pay them enough to keep them on the bench.

Lawyers beware. When attorney-client communications occur by email from home or work, the attorney-client privilege can easily be lost.

A reader will fail to understand what a writer meant by a sentence if the reader cannot perceive what actions are supposed to be taking place therein.

The French and British legal systems feature different standards of guilt and innocence than the American systems, and different standards for how the accused may be treated.

All lawyers, even the best, make mistakes. How to best avoid them? Preparation and attention to detail--there’s no substitute.

An examination of the rules governing a lawyer's use of social media for discovery.


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