Sunday, April 03, 2005

~ winning defense strategies in 2004 ~

The National Law Journal reports on the hurdles defense counsel have to overcome to arrive at a winning courtroom strategy:
plaintiff-friendly venues, astronomical damages at stake and the verdicts' potential effects on similar cases.

Topping the list of the 10 cases reviewed is Oracle's attempt to acquire PeopleSoft. Other defense approaches are highlighted through a personal injury case involving The Walt Disney Co.; IBM in a toxic tort suit; the acquittal of Tyco attorney Mark A. Belnick; and limitation of liability for World Trade Center insurers.


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