Court’s digital transformation forced by Covid-19

The legal industry has been resilient to change, innovation, and technology. There is so much romanticism in doing many things the "old-fashioned way". Many think that you are not a lawyer unless you use a pen and a legal pad, open a law book, or burn the midnight oil. This kind of fixed mindset make …

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Judicial affidavits should be required after Pre-Trial

Judical affidavits are best submitted after the Pre-Trial. It is ineffective and inefficient to require submission of judicial affidavits before Pre-Trial. During Pre-Trial, parties may enter into stipulations to limit and guide the flow of trial via the Pre-Trial Order. Thus, a judicial affidavit would be limited to the contents of the Pre-Trial Order. It …

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Lawyer for a complainant in airline dispute – a case study

NOTHING REINFORCES TECHNICAL RULES MORE THAN A LAWYER FOR A COMPLAINANT The first breach of contract case I handled (a long time ago) involved an airline passenger and his wife who were unable to take their scheduled flight. We represented the airline. I came into the picture the night before a scheduled mediation hearing. I …

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Contractor asked to be sued to make Principal liable – a case study

CONTRACTORS COME IN DIFFERENT FORMS, THIS ONE IS IN THE ROTTEN GROUP. Author's Note and Disclosure: The author is a Director of a DOLE-registered legitimate job contractor engaged in permissible job contracting compliant with the laws on contracting and subcontracting, as well as DOLE DO-174 and related regulations. Yesterday, I was fortunate to have had …

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