Why toxic torts are hard to litigate and win

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In movies such as Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action, lawyers investigate a serious environmental problem and then sweep a jury off its feet with the force of their evidence. Environmental litigators say a case actually can take years because of the Daubert standard, which governs whether an expert witnessu2019s opinion is admissible in court... Read more »


Who is your legal icon?

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has ascended to pop culture prominence, as shown on the October cover of the ABA Journal. Ginsburg's trailblazing career has drawn a wide range of admirers beyond those who hope for her Supreme Court intercession... Read more »


‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ reminds us that fear of incarceration is justified

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Prison.As Americans, a large portion of our population has spent at least some time incarcerated. Crime, and the resulting ramifications, is something that permeates almost every family in our nation at some point or another. As a criminal defense attorney, I have spent quite a bit of time in jails, prisons, and holding facilities. To say itu2019s a different environment than the outside is to undersell the impact being incarcerated against oneu2019s will has on the human psyche... Read more »