Hold Your Horses: Animals at Large

You’ve seen it before – you’re insured was minding her own business, driving down the highway, when suddenly, there’s a cow in the road!  Or a horse! Or a … goose?  She swerves and… you have a damages claim to subrogate.  Is the owner of an animal running at large Read more…

When Animals Attack! Dog Bites

People love their pets, but sometimes, pets don’t love other people.  What happens when your insured is attacked by an animal?  Is the owner liable?  What do you need to prove, and what defenses might you face?  Is there really such a thing as a “one-bite” rule?  Join Rebecca and Read more…

When is a Judgment not a Judgment?

You’ve worked your file, filed suit, obtained service, filed your motions, and obtained a judgment.  Now, the defendant wants to get out of that judgment.  Can he do that?  The answer is: sometimes.  Listen in as Rebecca and Steve discuss what happens when a defendant files a Motion for Relief from Judgment, when such a motion will succeed in overcoming your judgment, and what happens next.

Motions for Summary Judgment

Can you really have a trial without a trial?  With a Motion for Summary Judgment, you can.  But are these motions really the dead-end that law students are often taught they are?  Summary Judgment is a real mechanism that is available under the right circumstances.  Listen to Rebecca and Steve discuss when a Motion for Summary Judgment is appropriate, and what you need to do to be successful in it.

Motions for Default Judgment

Motions for Default Judgment seem simple enough – if the Defendant doesn’t answer, you get a judgment.  But as with so many things, the devil is in the details.  Listen as Steve and Rebecca get into these details, from what proof can be required to the time limits involved, to when and why a hearing may be needed.