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Can a Lawyer Review a Juror’s Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter Page During Trial? ABA says Yes!

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

On April 24, 2014, the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 466 – Lawyer Reviewing Juror’s Internet Presence. In the opinion, the Committee considered the following question: “Whether a lawyer who represents a client in a matter that will be tried to a jury may review the jurors’ or potential jurors’ presence on the Internet leading up …

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Miller Act, 90-Day Notice, Open-Book Accounts – Ramona Equipment Rental v. Candelaria Casualty

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

Won a victory before the Ninth Circuit today in a significant published decision. The case is Ramona Equipment Rental v. Carolina Casualty Insurance (No. 12-55156). I represented Ramona Equipment. The appeal was from a case I tried before Judge Marilyn Huff in District Court here in San Diego the summer of 2011. The issue before the Ninth Circuit concerned application …

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Trial – Effective Way to Resolve Difficult Disputes?

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

When I showed this new blog site to an attorney friend of mine, she commented on the trial practice emphasis – “Nobody goes to trial anymore”.  Clearly, that is not accurate – the state and federal courts are full of civil cases being tried. Nevertheless, this is a common refrain heard from lawyers and business alike. Nobody wants to go to trial. Trials are too expensive. Too risky. It …

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Litigator or Trial Attorney?

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

Without ascribing labels to my work, this is what I do for a living. I represent people and businesses involved in legal disputes in court, and in trial. While I am not, by any means, always in court, the focus of my work every day is preparing for trials, and representing my clients in pre-trial …

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Forget “The Book” – Just get a Case!

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

For young attorneys looking to generate new business, it may help to stop thinking about “Building a Book” and start thinking about just “Getting a Case”. The “Book of Business”, a daunting, interesting phrase. Every lawyer talks about it. It is ever present in the legal business, in any law firm. He has a big “book”. She has built a …

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