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by Ellienor
Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Appellate Appearances (Was Appearance before 9th Circuit ...
Replies: 76
Views: 27383

just that facts that help the case must be emphasized and facts that don't, minimized. Scientists call this cherry-picking, and it can get them in a lot of trouble This is so true, Prim! :) I remember in my first legal writing class, as a 1L, I didn't do well because I had been trained to write as ...
by Ellienor
Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Over-Population
Replies: 147
Views: 50429

Anyone read "Collapse" by Jared Diamond? (The guy who brought you "Guns, Germs, and Steel" about the origin of Western domination) It's a very interesting book. It examines the collapse of several societies (such as Easter island, Anasazi, Maya, Viking Greenland), and extrapolate...
by Ellienor
Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Appellate Appearances (Was Appearance before 9th Circuit ...
Replies: 76
Views: 27383

Of course, if we do prevail in the appeal, and then prevail at trial, the City will be liable for paying me for all of that time (which will likely come to several hundred thousand dollars) even if the damages that my client is awarded is relatively small. Why is that? Because the Congress has deem...
by Ellienor
Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Appellate Appearances (Was Appearance before 9th Circuit ...
Replies: 76
Views: 27383

What is the standard of review for the police officer's actions? I'm sure courts give a lot of deference to police officer's judgments in the moment, which isn't good for your side, but on the other hand, it seems like a reasonable police officer would not have reacted the way that rookie did. There...
by Ellienor
Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Appellate Appearances (Was Appearance before 9th Circuit ...
Replies: 76
Views: 27383

Well done, Voronwë. :clap: :bow: I would have been paralyzed with fear going before the 9th Circuit. And you still taught your class the night before. :D When I first started reading your story, I wondered, "now what did they catch the guy with that Voronwë is trying to get excluded????" :...
by Ellienor
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Patent trolls
Replies: 22
Views: 13581

Ethel, you know I'm a patent attorney. :D You are waving the red flag in front of the bull. However, I know very little about software patents. I'm a biotech/chemical patent attorney. But some things are part and parcel of being a patent attorney, no matter what your technical specialty is. Part of ...