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Use Of Original Deposition Testimony When There Has Been Substantive Change With Errata Sheet

Posted in Deposition Preparation, Depositions, Expert Witnesses

This post is authored by LDM lawyer Maria Lighthall. The sworn deposition testimony is taken, but then comes the Errata Sheet with both form and substantive changes that contradict prior testimony.  Are such changes in testimony admissible at trial?  The … Continue reading

Lance Armstrong, Oprah and the False Claims Act

Posted in In-House Counsel, Legislation, Trial

This post is authored by Stacy Morris, a partner in LDM’s litigation department. By Stacy Morris Recently, we had written several blog posts about the expanding reach of the False Claims Act, and, in particular, of the whistleblower provisions which … Continue reading

To Keep or Not to Keep: Targeting Overpayments of Government Funds through the False Claims Act

Posted in In-House Counsel, Legislation, Trial

This post is authored by Stacy Morris, a partner in LDM’s litigation department. By Stacy Morris In earlier posts, we had submitted a four-part series about the False Claim Act (“FCA”), and its ever-expanding reach in light of amendments that … Continue reading

Creighton's Trial Team Presents Well at Michigan State Competition

Posted in Trial

This year I again, along with co-coach Amy Zacharias, a Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Assistant County Attorney, had the pleasure of teaching trial advocacy to a team of four third-year law students from Creighton University’s School of Law.  The team of four … Continue reading

Offering An Out of Court Statement? Hearsay Rule Simplified

Posted in Cross Examination, Direct/Redirect Examination, Trial

Everyone, it seems, has heard of the word “hearsay.”  Those of you lucky enough to be non-lawyers probably associate the word as meaning “something someone else said” or maybe even “gossip.”  In fact, one on-line dictionary simply defines it as … Continue reading