Rear-End Car Accidents: Denton v. Universal Am-Can, Ltd.

May 15th, 2018

One of the most common types of car accidents that occur are rear-end collisions. These accidents can range from a low-speed contact hit to a chain reaction crash on a highway; similar to what happened to James Denton in 2011. 1 Denton v. Universal Am-Can, Ltd. James Denton, 53, was driving southbound on the highway […]

You’ve Won Your RI Jury Trial – Now What?

February 27th, 2015

It seems like a simple concept but requires a careful look at the laws.  After spending weeks – perhaps months – preparing for a Rhode Island jury trial, you’ve won a verdict.  Now how much will you get paid, and how do you get an enforceable judgment? How Much Will My RI Judgment Total? When […]

What Type of “Statement” May Be Used for Impeachment at Trial?

February 17th, 2015

When a witness testifies at trial, the other side may try to impeach his or her credibility with a statement made before trial that was inconsistent with the testimony.  But sometimes there is confusion on what type of “statement” a jury may see or hear for this limited purpose.  Let’s say a police officer writes […]

New MA Law Allows Attorney-Led Voir Dire

January 21st, 2015

Lawyers in Massachusetts courts may now, for the first time, question prospective jurors before selecting a jury in civil and criminal trials. This groundbreaking change in law will help ensure fair jury trials. Massachusetts recently changed its voir dire practice – the process at the beginning of a trial by which the jury pool answers […]