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A ‘truly unique’ case: Contrib allowed in med-mal lawsuit (access required)

Emergency Hospital Paramedics FEA

A patient’s own behavior – allegedly misleading a doctor about his medication history – can be used to defeat a medical malpractice claim, a Virginia judge has ruled. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected theories of contributory ...

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Resilience: an often overlooked skill for success (access required)

Runner Running FEA

A recent study found lawyers have a rate of depression that is four times higher than that of the general population. The study also found lawyers have a rate of alcohol abuse that is three times higher than the general ...

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The fundamentals of expert witness cross-examination (access required)

Witness on Stand FEA

 “A lawyer can do anything with cross-examination if he is skillful enough not to impale his own cause upon it.” – John Henry Wigmore Professor Wigmore’s oft-quoted observation is a cautionary note on the hazards of heedless cross-examination. Without question, ...

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