• WHY VISUALS ARE THE KEY TO POWERPOINT’S POWER IN LITIGATION

    “Most people use PowerPoint like a drunk uses a lamppost — for support rather than for illumination.” — David Ogilvy A Google search for “Death by PowerPoint” generates 217,000 results over 15 pages. There are songs about this topic, comedy skits, and even a book titled PowerPoint Makes You Stupid.

  • Supreme Court makes a final ruling in favor of CSK

    In 2011, Diane Piganelli assisted Leon Silver, then a partner with Polsinelli, and the trial team in the 3-week trial that resulted in the jury verdict favorable to their defendant client, CSK Auto, Inc. (now O’Reilly Auto Parts). Now, after over 5 years of wrangling through the appellate process, the

  • Historic Litigation wraps up on BP Oil Spill from 2010

    MICHAEL DeMOCKER / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE A yard full of crosses representing “all that was was lost courtesy of BP and our Federal government” fills a front yard on Grand Isle during the oil spill disaster on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. BP oil spill trial wraps up nearly 2 years after

  • $1.8 Million Verdict Overturned in Gov. Jesse Ventura Defamation Case

    Court Overturns $1.8 Million Verdict – The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday overturned a jury’s decision to award $1.8 million to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a 2014 defamation case. A three-judge panel unanimously threw out the $1.35 million award to Ventura for “unjust enrichment,” saying

  • Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Case

    Judge denies Gawker a new trial in Hulk Hogan sex-tape case; $140-million verdict stands A Florida judge on Wednesday denied Gawker’s motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won’t reduce a $140-million jury verdict. Judge Pamela Campbell did not elaborate on her decision, the latest development in

  • Law Students Get Unique Class

    Most Fall semesters, law school students at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento, CA, can partake in a unique one-of-a-kind class that is offered there as an elective.  The course, “Computer Assisted Litigation,” teaches the use of technology in litigation.   The law school class, one

  • Court Rewards Exxon for Valdez Oil Spill

    Court Rewards Exxon for Valdez Oil Spill Wednesday, June 25, 2008 by Greg Palast Chicago Tribune (revised) Listen to Shannyn Moore of KUDO 1080AM and Greg Palast on the Exxon Valdez Verdict [Thursday, June 26, 2008] Twenty years after Exxon Valdez slimed over one thousand miles of Alaskan beaches, the

  • Exxon – Valdez Oil Spill

    JURY FINDS EXXON ACTED RECKLESSLY IN VALDEZ OIL SPILL By KEITH SCHNEIDER, Published: June 14, 1994 ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 13— In a verdict that could have striking economic implications for the world’s largest oil company, a Federal jury said today that the Exxon Corporation was reckless when it permitted a