Preserving the right to appeal an ambiguous rulingBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2007Lawpulse, Page 342What can you do to preserve your client's right to appeal when the trial court issues an order of ambiguous finality? The Waddick case may provide some lessons.
Strict compliance versus "substantial justice"By Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2006Lawpulse, Page 518In deciding whether to give a party extra time to respond to a request to admit, can a court consider the other party's failure to comply with another rule? The first district says "yes."
In Defense of Bulger v CTABy Anthony LongoMay 2006Article, Page 254A defense lawyer applauds the Bulger court's finding that evidence of subsequent remedial measures is inadmissible
Playing the Rule 68 cardBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2006Lawpulse, Page 222FRCP 68 can encourage settlement, but it also confronts counsel for plaintiffs and defendants with some high-stakes challenges.
Making the Most of Settlement ConferencesBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2006Article, Page 178Judges and lawyers discuss how to avoid costly mistakes and best promote your clients' interests in judge-conducted settlement conferences.