October 2011 Archives

Blog #11 (Getting Ready For Deposition; Jerry Reuss)

October 19, 2011


I want to thank my colleague, Stacey L. Zill, for this week's legal portion.

Having your deposition taken can not only be stressful, but it can mark a critical turning point in the litigation because it presents an opportunity to make a favorable impression with the opposition. During the deposition process, opposing counsel is no doubt assessing you as a witness at trial. Will a jury find you believable? Will a jury find you likeable? Are you well-spoken? "Yes" answers translate into a possible early settlement on more favorable terms. To take full advantage of the deposition opportunity, and manage the stress, you need to be prepared.

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Blog #10 (Looking for Insurance Coverage; Kirk Gibson)

October 5, 2011


Everyone: beginning this week, I will be making two changes to the blog. First, you will be receiving it in this format rather than by complete email, as I have had a lot of distribution issues. Second, you will now be receiving it every other week instead of every week as I do not want to overburden anyone.

I want to thank my colleague, Anthony "Tony" Witteman, for this week's legal portion.

Whether it is personal or business, if you have just been served with a lawsuit seeking damages one of the first things you should do is examine your insurance policies to determine whether there is a "potential" for coverage of the claims asserted in the lawsuit. Even better, for this exercise you may want to utilize the services of an attorney who specializes in representing policy holders so as to maximize the chances that the insurance company will respond positively and promptly.

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