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Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls

Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls
Running With The Bulls is a book intended to teach trial lawyers how to maximize possible settlements. In the modern world of a trial lawyer, 99% of cases will settle before going in front of a jury. In times past, lawyers would try upwards of 100 jury trials per year. Now, it’s not uncommon for a firm that handles a smaller number of cases to not see a jury at all during a year.
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Settle Your Case with Advance Depositions

Settle Your Case with Advance Depositions

With over 99% of civil legal cases settling before jury verdict, Trial Guides asked some of its authors to comment about how their book can be used not just in trial, but how to settle your case using their methods. An Interview with Paul Scoptur, co-author of Advanced Depositions: Strategy and Practice Obtaining Maximum Settlement Offers After Deposition By taking exceptional depositions, you get excellent settlements. A book on advanced depositions helps you get better settlement value on your case. Whether or not the case goes to trial, you have to do this anyway. You need to neutralize or take...

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How Nick Rowley and Team Obtain 8 Figure Settlements

How Nick Rowley and Team Obtain 8 Figure Settlements
Trial Guides author Nick Rowley recently obtained a $29.25 million settlement against State Farm Insurance for a motorcyclist after State Farm rejected a policy limits demand of $1.25 million and failed to protect its insured driver from litigation. This follows a $10.25 million settlement in December and a $2,551,000 settlement within thirty days of coming into another case where the insurance company had previously refused to pay a $300,000 settlement demand. As is often the case, Nick told us that much of the credit for these outcomes belongs to the other lawyers in his office, his co-counsel, and his staff.
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Rick Friedman, Michael Haddad, and Julia Sherwin Obtain Record $8.3 Million Dollar Settlement

Rick Friedman, Michael Haddad, and Julia Sherwin Obtain Record $8.3 Million Dollar Settlement
Rick Friedman and co-­counsel Michael Haddad and Julia Sherwin (Haddad and Sherwin, LLP) have settled a difficult case with the largest reported civil rights wrongful death settlement in California history after almost four years in litigation. The case settled for $8.3 million after the first week of a ten ­week trial. Trial Guides interviewed Rick Friedman to share his insights on the case.
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Nick Rowley on Settlement Using Trial by Human

Nick Rowley on Settlement Using Trial by Human
“You won’t get the top dollar settlements if the opposition doesn’t fear you as a trial lawyer. You won’t get the top dollar settlements if you haven’t prepared your case for trial. The insurance companies have a system, they get reports, and they know what their risk exposure is. Settlements are based on risk assessment and the level of fear of loss that the defense decision makers have. Every book on trial law applies to working up your case, preparing it for mediation, taking effective depositions, doing an effective discovery, and getting the highest dollar settlements.
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