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Litigator’s Guide to Navigating Virtual Court Proceedings

With the “new norm” losing some of its “newness” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, virtual court proceedings are becoming widespread across federal and state courts. Here are some important areas to consider before and during remote court proceedings. Test Your Technology At this point, many people have participated in a conference call in which one … Continue Reading

Wisconsin Jury Rejects Fired Jail Officer’s Claims of Discrimination and Retaliation

A case involving a former jail officer shows how keeping detailed, contemporaneous records of complaints of discrimination and unfair treatment can help defend against employee claims. A federal jury in Wisconsin rejected a former jail officer’s claim that her termination was the result of sex discrimination and retaliation. The jury apparently found the plaintiff’s allegations of … Continue Reading

Using Electronically Stored Information in Employment Trials

          In employment litigation, evidence now admitted during most trials routinely includes electronically stored information (ESI), including email communications and documents the receipt of which is often acknowledged with a mouse click. Trial counsel must know how to authenticate such ESI to ensure the court will allow it into evidence. Counsel also should be aware of … Continue Reading

How Big Data Can Predict The Outcome of An Employment Trial

             The legal industry has turned to data analytics to keep litigation costs down. Companies can analyze litigation data on courts, judges, opposing counsel, and substantive evidentiary materials that affect liability. They are then better positioned to spot trends, predict exposure, and make strategic litigation decisions with greater efficiency.             In the Digital Age, a … Continue Reading
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