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November 29, 2012

A note signed before fighting is a worthless waiver

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Numbers one and two must be tied together with a link of causation. This seems so simple and obvious that it is often overlooked. Juries are instructed in detail on the elements of negligence. So, they go over the evidence and if causation is missing, this is a possible verdict.

The link of causation is closed most of the time with medical testimony.

You must review the next steps with your attorney ASAP because there are very short, absolute deadlines on post-trial motions and on notices of appeal. Only the attorney who tried the case can make the determination as to the best approach.

Someone wants to challenge another to a fight and have the person sign a waiver beforehand. That's worthless.

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