Civil Litigation

What is the purpose of a deposition, what happens during a deposition, and what to expect if you're being deposed.

What are issue preclusion (collateral estoppel) and claim preclusion (res judicata), and how do they operate to prevent litigation and relitigation of claims.

What does it mean if somebody claims to be judgment-proof, or states that it's not worth pursuing a claim against somebody because they're judgment-proof?

What is an injunction and when may you seek one against another person or business.

What is discovery, what forms of discovery are available, and how to conduct discovery to obtain information from an opposing party.

What it means for a court to enter a ruling that disposes of a case, and the importance of the date of disposition.

What is a confidential settlement, why would a plaintiff or defendant choose to enter into a confidential settlement, and what are the risks for the plaintiff.

What is a release agreement for a personal injury claim, and what are the consequences of signing a release agreement.

When can a worker who is injured at work or while performing job duties file a lawsuit for personal injury damages in addition to bringing a workers' compensation claim.

What is involved in starting a personal injury lawsuit, how do you identify defendants and causes of action, and what happens after you file your case in court.

What are class action lawsuits, how do they work, what should you do if you get a notice that you're in a class action, and what to do if you don't want to join.

If you're injured you may be thinking about representing yourself in your injury claim. When is it a better idea to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you?

How to maintain a good relationship with your personal injury lawyer, and avoid making mistakes that could harm your injury claim and recovery.

Information about statutes of limitation, and links to summaries of the statutes of limitations for civil lawsuits in each state.