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The Global Legal Post Series by Reuben Guttman – Part Four

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For the month of August, NITA is featuring articles written by NITA  Faculty Reuben A. Guttman. Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has been recognized as a Washingtonian Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine. Likewise, the International Business Times has called Mr. Guttman “one of the […]

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August 2017 Executive Director’s Letter: Speaking of Women . . .

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This is a letter of fact, history, and call-to-action. We have spoken of women before . . . In 2005-06, I served as President of the Women’s Bar Association of DC, the oldest continuous women’s bar in the US. We courageously led an “Initiative” on women in the law. The title was carefully chosen to […]

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August Theme: Winning with Visual Story Action

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written by NITA guest blogger David Mann Everyone knows the best story wins. But what exactly constitutes a good story? We all know it’s important to have a good guy and bad guy, and we know it’s important to frame things in light of common sense violations of rules or principles. We know we need […]

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How “Fake News” Impacts Your Jurors

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NITA author Michelle Sherman recently wrote an article about the nexus of “fake news” and impaneled jurors for the CEBblog, a legal news portal for California’s Continuing Education of the Bar. In Don’t Let Fake News Cynicism Get in the Way of Your Social Media Evidence, Sherman describes how the definition of “fake news” has […]

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Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Company v. Mismo Fire Insurance Company, 10th Edition

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In NITA’s civil case file, Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Company v. Mismo Fire Insurance Company, 10th Edition, Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Company burned to the ground on the night of November 16. An employee, George Avery died inside the building during the fire. Plaintiff Jackson, the sole stockholder of the company, has filed a civil action lawsuit to […]

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