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American Association for Justice | Exchange Endowed by Robert A. Clifford
Litigation packet CATALOG
WINTER 2014
Litigation Packets Streamline
Case and Trial Preparation
• Case Screening Materials
• Sample Complaints
• Discovery Requests
• Motions
• Deposition Summaries and Transcripts
www.justice.org/LitigationPackets
• AAJ Education Speaker Papers
More than 140 packets and growing!
Advocacy / Admiralty / Commercial Law & Consumer Rights
Damages / Employment Law Insurance / Medical Negligence /
Motor Vehicle & Automobile Products Liability / Nursing Homes
Premises Liability / Products Liability / Toxic & Pharmaceutical Torts
AAJ EXCHANGE LITIGATION PACKETS
CIVIL RIGHTS
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Litigation Packets are an essential legal resource for trial lawyers.
They are particularly valuable for small firms and sole
practitioners—offering the expertise of a large legal team.
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COMMERCIAL LAW/CONSUMER RIGHTS
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Each Litigation Packet is unique and provides materials that
allow you to simplify and improve your case preparation. They
are organized by topic, such as Medical Negligence, Motor
Vehicle, Nursing Home, and Products Liability.
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Exchange. By contributing your depositions, pleadings, and
other case documents, AAJ can build the most comprehensive
and confidential plaintiff database in the country. Email
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contributed and posted to the Exchange, you will receive a $5
credit to your Exchange account.
The AAJ Exchange is endowed by Robert A. Clifford.
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NEW UPDATE! Admissibility of Expert Testimony: Daubert, Frye, and Other Standards������� 4
Discovery Strategy: Effective Use of Rules 30(b)(2), 30(b)(6), and 34 �������������������������������������� 4
Effective Motions in Limine �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Electronic Discovery��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
ERISA Reimbursement Claims Survival Guide ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Ex Parte Access to Corporate Employees: ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 4.2 ������� 4
NEW UPDATE! Federal Tort Claims Act: From Mandatory Administrative Claims to
Bench Trials������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 4
A Guide to the FOIA and Other Nontraditional Discovery Techniques ���������������������������������������� 5
HIPAA and Its Privacy Rules�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Claims Survival Guide�������������������������������������������������� 5
NEW UPDATE! Preemption: A Changing Landscape������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Settlement Brochures ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5
NEW UPDATE! Running a Small Firm: Management from Start-up to Trial����������������������������� 5
Spoliation of Evidence������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5
Taking Depositions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5
Top Verdicts of 2011: Opening Statements and Closing Arguments ������������������������������������������� 6
Top Verdicts of 2012: Opening Statements and Closing Arguments�������������������������������������������� 6
Voir Dire and Jury Selection�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
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Allstate Automobile Claims �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Bad Faith in Homeowners Insurance Claims����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Defense Medical Examiner: Defusing the Testimony ������������������������������������������������������������������ 9
Fibromyalgia: The Essentials ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 9
Flood Insurance Claims ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Hurricane Claims �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Litigating the First Party Bad Faith Insurance Claim ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
State Farm Automobile Claims ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
MEDICAL DEVICES AND PHARMACEUTICALS
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Employment Discrimination Law ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Pregnancy Discrimination ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
INSURANCE
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Burn Injury Cases ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Damages: Using Opening Statements and Closing Arguments ��������������������������������������������������� 7
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) ���������������������� 7
Life Care Plans ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7
Spinal Cord Injury ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Traumatic Brain Injuries ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS
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ADVOCACY
Debt Collection������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6
NEW UPDATE! Mandatory Arbitration����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
DAMAGES
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Every AAJ Exchange Litigation Packet is available on searchable
CD-ROM format and offers valuable practice tools, such as:
deposition transcripts and summaries, pleadings, sample
complaints, case law, written discovery, trial transcripts, and tips
and strategies from experienced AAJ plaintiff members.
Police Misconduct������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
NEW! School Bullying����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Actos ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
NEW UPDATE! Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implant������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
DePuy Hip Implant����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
Fosamax®, Zometa, and Other Bisphosphonates������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
NEW UPDATE! GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® Acid Concentrates �������������������������������������������� 10
NEW UPDATE! Lipitor®����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
NEW UPDATE! Medtronic InFUSE® Bone Implant �������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
NEW UPDATE! Mirena® IUD�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
Pain Pumps and Chondrolysis ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
Pharmaceutical Products Liability Cases and the FDA����������������������������������������������������������������� 10
NEW UPDATE! Pradaxa®�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
NEW UPDATE! Propecia®/Proscar® ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
Reglan®/Metoclopramide ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
NEW UPDATE! Stryker® Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants ����������������������������������������������� 11
Topamax��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
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NEW UPDATE! Transvaginal/Pelvic Mesh �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
NEW UPDATE! Yaz® and Yasmin®����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
Zimmer Knee Implant ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
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Birth Injury: Cerebral Palsy and Intrapartum Hypoxia ����������������������������������������������������������������� 11
Birth Injury: Maternal-Fetal Specialist Defense Expert Deposition and
Trial Transcript Collection ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Birth Injury Cases: Pitocin���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Birth Injury Cases: Shoulder Dystocia ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Failure to Conduct a Proper Differential Diagnosis ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Failure to Diagnose in the Emergency Room��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Failure to Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Failure to Diagnose Skin Cancer ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Failure to Diagnose Stroke��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Failure to Timely Diagnose and/or Treat Cauda Equina Syndrome ������������������������������������������� 13
Fetal Distress Signs and Failure to Timely Perform a Cesarean Section����������������������������������� 13
Hospital-Acquired Infections����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Informed Consent ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Injured Infants: Failure to Diagnose Meningitis���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Laparoscopy: Minimally-Invasive Abdominal Surgery����������������������������������������������������������������� 13
LASIK�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
Life Expectancy and Neurological Injury: Defense Experts��������������������������������������������������������� 14
Litigating Gastric Bypass Cases������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 14
Medication Errors������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 14
Nursing Errors in Hospitals�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
NEW UPDATE! Perforated and Nicked Bowels ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
Pharmacy and Pharmacist Liability������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
Postoperative Vision Loss and Anesthesiologist Liability����������������������������������������������������������� 15
Preparing and Trying the Cardiovascular Case������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 15
Surgical Negligence: Retained Towel and Sponges �������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Vaginal Operative Delivery: Vacuum Extraction and Forceps����������������������������������������������������� 15
NURSING HOMES
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Automobile Data Recorder: Litigating the “Black Box” Issue ���������������������������������������������������� 15
Bicycle Crashes��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Evaluating the Auto Product Liability Case����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Interstate Trucking: Cross-Examining the Trucking Company’s Safety Director and Driver��� 16
NEW UPDATE! Interstate Trucking: Defense Expert Deposition Collection ������������������������� 16
Interstate Trucking: Independent Contractor Defense ���������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Interstate Trucking: Opening Statements and Closing Arguments�������������������������������������������� 16
Interstate Trucking: Regulations, Discovery, and Damages ������������������������������������������������������� 16
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Nursing Home Litigation: Developing the Facts through Depositions �������������������������������������� 17
Nursing Home Litigation: Discovery Abuse ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
NEW! Nursing Home Litigation: Resident Falls��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
NEW UPDATE! Nursing Home Litigation: Opening Statements and Closing Arguments���� 17
Nursing Home Litigation: Regulations, Discovery, and Damages ���������������������������������������������� 17
ManorCare and Inadequate Staffing, Spoliation of Evidence, and Corporate Disregard�������� 18
Nursing Home and Assisted-Living Facility Mandatory Arbitration ������������������������������������������ 18
Nursing Home Litigation: Inadequate Staffing ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
Nursing Home Litigation: ManorCare Management Deposition Collection����������������������������� 18
Nursing Home Litigation: Negligent Hiring ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
Nursing Home Litigation: Nursing Errors �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
NEW UPDATE! Pressure Sores���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
PREMISES LIABILITY
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Dog Bite Litigation ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
Dram Shop Liability��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
NEW UPDATE! Premises Security Liability: Apartment Complexes��������������������������������������� 19
Slip and Fall: Fast Food Restaurant������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
Slip and Fall and Discovery Abuse: Grocery Stores ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
Toxic Mold ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Discovery Abuse��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Falling Merchandise���������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Merchandise Cart Collision���������������������������������������������������������������������20
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Slip and Fall������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
PRODUCTS LIABILITY
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MOTOR VEHICLE/AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTS LIABILITY
Interstate Trucking: Spoliation of Evidence ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Interstate Trucking: Using 30(b)(6) and Other Deposition Strategies��������������������������������������� 16
Low Speed Impact Cases����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Preparing a Motor Vehicle Collision Case�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
Seat Belt Defects ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
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Explosion Cases��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
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ADVOCACY
NEW UPDATE! Admissibility of Expert
Testimony: Daubert, Frye, and Other Standards
[UPDATED January 2014; 2,066 pages]
• Discussion of Daubert, Frye, and
other expert admissibility standards,
case law, and recent opinions
• Procedural and scheduling issues and tactics
• How to “Daubert-proof” your experts
• Sample court documents including briefs,
depositions, and an expert report
• Motions to strike expert testimony and
oppositions in medical malpractice, automobile,
product liability, crashworthiness, toxic tort,
mold, and railroad cases, including a motion
to strike “Fake Bad Scale” testimony and
opinions precluding maternal forces testimony
• Table providing state-by-state analysis, with
accompanying case law and statutory references
Discovery Strategy: Effective Use of
Rules 30(b)(2), 30(b)(6), and 34
[UPDATED February 2013; 1,050 pages]
• Explores strategic discovery methods to
compel complete production of documents
• Illustrates the interplay between Fed.
R. Civ. P. 30(b)(2), 30(b)(6), and 34
• Court documents including written discovery,
motions, and orders discovery and depositions
from interstate trucking, nursing care
facility, and products liability cases which
illustrate how 30(b)(2), 30(b)(6), and 34 can
be used in conjunction with one another
• Instructs on using 30(b)(6) to produce
incident reports and other documents
• How to use 30(b)(6) depositions to elicit
relevant electronic information
• Motion, brief, case law, and AAJ
Education papers addressing sanctions
available when the defendant fails to
comply with discovery requests
• AAJ Education papers outlining the interplay
between the rules of evidence and how to
get what you are entitled to in discovery
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Effective Motions in Limine
[UPDATED April 2013; 1,511 pages]
• Includes more than 180 motions in limine
addressing an assortment of evidentiary issues
• Motions come from a variety of types of cases
including personal injury, medical negligence,
motor vehicle, insurance, and wrongful death
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• Examination of the trial courts’
authority for deciding motions in limine
including the applicable Federal Rules
of Evidence and Civil Procedure
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial
articles providing tips and strategies to help
you prepare effective motions in limine and
win the case before trial ever begins
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Electronic Discovery
[UPDATED August 2013; 1,203 pages]
• Discussion of types of electronically stored
information (ESI), strategies for the review
of electronic discovery, preservation and
production of electronic evidence, online social
networking sites, and the role of computer
forensic experts
• Electronic discovery checklist
• How to preserve ESI and avoid spoliation,
including sample preservation letters
• Rule 30(b)(6) deposition tactics and techniques,
including sample requests for production of
documents, notice of 30(b)(6) deposition,
motions, and orders
• Discussion of amendments to the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure
• Overview of case law on pivotal issues such as
cost shifting, spoliation, sanctions, and privilege
ERISA Reimbursement Claims Survival Guide
[UPDATED June 2013; 1,534 pages]
• What plaintiff attorneys should know to
protect their client and themselves when
confronting ERISA reimbursement claims
• Addresses issues such as information to
obtain at case intake, determining what
your client owes, negotiating the claim,
defenses and limitations on insurer recovery,
ethical considerations, identifying ERISA
plans, attorney fees and the common fund
rule, the make-whole doctrine, the meaning
of “appropriate equitable relief,” antisubrogation statutes, ERISA preemption,
conflicted administrators, insured versus
self-funded plans, social security disability
issues, and traditional equitable defenses
• Provides plaintiff attorneys tools for handling
these reimbursement claims, and includes
statutes and regulations, case law and case
summaries, court documents, a sample letter,
AAJ Education speaker papers, and more
• Case law includes pre- and postSereboff decisions, including U.S.
Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen
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Ex Parte Access to Corporate Employees:
ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 4.2
[UPDATED June 2011; 525 pages]
• In-depth, state-by-state analysis of the
application of Rule 4.2 for all 50 states: the
version of the rule applied, interpretive
case citations, and case summaries
in a variety of practice areas
• Illustrative motions, memoranda, responses,
orders, and advisory ethics opinion regarding
access to former and current corporate
employees in nursing home, product
liability, and medical malpractice cases
• Strategies on the use of Rule 4.2,
including sample questions for former
and current corporate employees
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW UPDATE! Federal Tort Claims
Act: From Mandatory Administrative
Claims to Bench Trials
[UPDATED January 2014; 4,124 pages]
• Administrative claims materials include
tort litigation manuals and handbooks from
federal agencies and the military, federal
agency regulations and procedures for
settling claims, a FOIA checklist, a sample
Standard Form 95, and relevant statutes
• Court documents, including complaints,
interrogatories, requests for production, motions
to limit testimony, and trial briefs, from birth
injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death,
automobile collision, and slip and fall cases
• Depositions of treating physicians and
expert witnesses from medical malpractice
claims against military hospitals
• Settlement and verdict resources include a
chart of significant FTCA verdicts, a chart
of loss of consortium verdicts, and opinions
and judgments against the United States
• AAJ Education speaker papers provide
tips and advice for specific practice areas,
administrative settlements, proving
damages, and common defenses
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
A Guide to the FOIA and Other
Nontraditional Discovery Techniques
[UPDATED January 2011; 573 pages]
• Provides effective strategies to locate and
use valuable information in a variety of
types of cases including product liability,
personal injury, medical malpractice,
and motor vehicle collisions
• Addresses how to gather information about
people, businesses, insurance, and assets
without the involvement of the defendant,
including private and government Web sites,
search engines, databases, government
agencies, and trade and industry organizations
• Provides an overview of the FOIA
request process and other sources
of federal and state materials
• Includes a variety of resources for literature
and intellectual property searches; litigation
history; foreign jurisdiction information;
health care facilities and practitioners
resources; and products, workplace,
and transportation safety research
HIPAA and Its Privacy Rules
[UPDATED January 2012; 1,530 pages]
• What plaintiff attorneys should know
about HIPAA and protected health
information to protect their clients
• AAJ Education speaker papers on common
HIPAA issues, including filing privacy
complaints, compliance, and enforcement
• HIPAA authorizations and releases, letters
to health providers, and compliance letters
• Court documents including motions and
memoranda, court decisions, protective
orders, and privacy agreements
• Statutory and regulatory materials
• Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA materials and Internet resources
Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement
Claims Survival Guide
[UPDATED January 2013; 1,766 pages]
• What plaintiff attorneys should know to protect
their clients and themselves when confronting
Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement claims
• Detailed instructions addressing recent
changes to the lien resolution process
and practical tips for streamlining
the lien resolution process
• Addresses issues such as information to obtain
at case intake, determining what your client
owes, notice or verification to the government,
future billings for past services, future benefits,
mandatory reporting, statute of limitations,
pre-settlement waiver, settlement, allocation,
resolving and negotiating the claim, waiver,
where to put the funds, consequences for
nonpayment, and ethical considerations
• Case law summaries and analysis and
relevant statutes and regulations
for Medicare and Medicaid
• Overview of the effects of the mandatory
reporting requirements and the SMART
Act as well as AAJ Education speaker
papers, Trial articles, and more
NEW UPDATE! Preemption:
A Changing Landscape
NEW UPDATE! Running a Small Firm:
Management from Start-up to Trial
[UPDATED January 2014; 1,035 pages]
• Insight and advice for plaintiff attorneys
operating or opening a small law office
• Addresses business formation, staff,
technology in the modern law office, marketing
and advertising, accounting, expanding
your practice, ethics, and trial on a budget
• Sample forms and templates for fee
agreements, accounting, business
transitions, and client communications
and a sample employee manual
• AAJ Education speaker papers, Trial articles,
and newsletters from leading sole practitioners
and small firms around the country
Spoliation of Evidence
[UPDATED February 2014; 2,202 pages]
• Addresses the changing landscape of federal preemption of state tort law claims in pharmaceutical (brand and generic),
medical device, auto safety, aviation, and
railroad litigation
• Explores the implications of various regulatory agencies and attempts to preempt
state tort laws
• Briefs from a variety of cases arguing against
defense motions for summary judgment on
preemption grounds
• Orders from various jurisdictions denying
federal preemption
• Discussion of Wyeth, Riegel, and Mensing
decisions
[UPDATED December 2011; 866 pages]
• An overview of spoliation of evidence
law including a state-by-state
analysis of spoliation case law
• Sample preservation letters
• Over 30 court documents from medical
negligence, automobile/trucking, civil
rights/discrimination, and nursing home
cases, including motions and memoranda
for summary judgment, adverse inferences,
and other discovery sanctions; appellate
briefs; orders; jury instructions; and
AAJ Education speaker papers
• Transcript of motions hearing for
sanctions for spoliation of evidence
Settlement Brochures
[UPDATED February 2013; 3,331 pages]
• Deposition techniques such as exhaustion,
restating and summarizing, and boxing in
• Questioning adverse experts,
including defense medical examiners
and standard of care experts
• The 30(b)(6) deposition and its role
in your overall discovery plan
• Depositions and deposition outlines from
several practice areas including: auto,
interstate trucking, insurance, nursing
home, and medical malpractice
• Guidance for organizing depositions,
video conferencing/telephone
depositions, handling abusive tactics,
and preparing your client for deposition
• How to use deposition psychology
in eliciting answers
[UPDATED July 2013; 704 pages]
• How to prepare an effective settlement
brochure on any budget
• Checklists, outlines, and strategies
for developing settlement brochures
used for pre-litigation, mediation,
and settlement negotiations
• Examples of written settlement brochures
from motor vehicle, medical negligence,
traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury,
birth trauma, and products liability cases
• DVD containing two video settlement
brochures from serious injury
and wrongful death cases
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial
articles on settlement strategies, damages,
life care plans, vocational experts, and more
Taking Depositions
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Top Verdicts of 2011: Opening
Statements and Closing Arguments
[July 2012; 2,123 pages]
• Opening statements and closing arguments
from top verdicts of 2011 offers a unique view
into what motivates a jury, providing insight
no matter who your clients are, what your
practice area is, or even your jurisdiction
• Nine closing arguments and eight opening
statements from the top verdicts of the
year as well as rebuttals, complaints,
opinions, and other case materials
• All of the top verdicts featured were
received by AAJ members • Subjects include assault, groundwater
contamination, negligent hiring, sexual
harassment, pharmaceutical products
liability, lead poisoning, and birth injury
• Contains case summaries and AAJ Education
speaker papers addressing openings and
closing generally and in specific practice
areas such as medical malpractice,
nursing homes, motor vehicle, employment
cases, and even punitive damages [Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Top Verdicts of 2012: Opening
Statements and Closing Arguments
[July 2013; 2,482 pages]
• Opening statements and closing arguments
from the top verdicts of 2012 offers a unique
view into what motivates a jury, providing
insight no matter who your clients are, what
your practice area is, or even your jurisdiction
• Eleven opening statements and thirteen
closing arguments from the top verdicts
earned by AAJ members in 2012
• Subjects include nursing home neglect, medical
negligence, toxic torts, premises liability,
motor vehicle collision, and birth injury
• Contains case summaries, complaints, and
AAJ Education speaker papers addressing
openings and closing generally, in specific
practice areas, and even punitive damages Voir Dire and Jury Selection
NEW! School Bullying
[UPDATED July 2012; 1,448 pages]
• Hundreds of sample voir dire questions clients:
auto cases involving collision, products
liability, medical negligence, insurance, toxic
torts, employment rights, civil rights, nursing
homes, business torts, and more, including
sample questions on attitudes about hardship,
lawsuits, damages, and burden of proof
• Plaintiff’s proposed voir dire questions
for an array of cases; related motions;
sample supplemental juror questionnaires,
and a voir dire transcript
• General and subject-specific voir dire strategies,
as well as techniques for expanding voir dire,
including time allotment and methodology
• Discussion of peremptories and
challenges for cause, including questions
and illustrative state cases
• Analysis of juror decision making, juror bias,
and using focus groups as a voir dire tool [November 2013; 1,948 pages]
• An overview of potential state and federal
claims for bullying
• Contains Public Justice’s Bullying Litigation
Primer and list of verdicts and settlements
• Includes sample complaints, orders, motions,
demand letter, and useful case law
• Depositions of defendant school district
employees, school policy experts, and defense
suicide expert
• AAJ Education speaker papers, academic
journal survey, and online resources
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
CIVIL RIGHTS
Police Misconduct
[UPDATED June 2013; 1,677 pages]
• Addresses police misconduct litigation and the
unique challenges in handling a § 1983 claim
• Profiles on four separate cases: three cases
involve fatalities and use of excessive force
and one case involves a wrongful police chase
resulting in serious injury to a bystander
• Contains complaints, motions, interrogatories,
pre-trial memorandum, order granting
inclusion of inquest testimony, and summary
judgment and motion in limine orders
• Deposition summaries and transcripts
of plaintiff, police officers, supervisors,
and review authority personnel
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial
articles on case evaluation, discovery,
obstacles, and general strategies on
handling a police misconduct case
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COMMERCIAL LAW/CONSUMER RIGHTS
Debt Collection
[UPDATED May 2013; 1,014 pages]
• Provides an overview of the collection
process from the initial demand to the
satisfaction of a monetary judgment
• Analysis and statutory text of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C.
§§ 1692-1692, and Servicemembers Civil
Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. App. §§ 501-596, and
a summary of applicable state laws
• Sample case materials include complaints,
a responses to a motion for summary
judgment, letters to debtors, payment plans,
spreadsheets, and client communications
• Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
publications on debt collection
NEW UPDATE! Mandatory Arbitration
[UPDATED January 2014; 2,608 pages]
• Mandatory arbitration clauses are common in
consumer, employment, insurance, nursing
home, and assisted living contracts
• Memoranda in opposition to motions to
compel arbitration, depositions, discovery
requests, and appellate briefs
• Litigation checklist
• Analysis of recent U.S. Supreme Court’s
decisions including Concepcion and Italian
Colors Restaurant as well as additional
U.S. Supreme Court case summaries
• National Arbitration Forum (NAF)
corporate documents
DAMAGES
Burn Injury Cases
[UPDATED January 2011; 693 pages]
• Management of the issues unique to burn
injury cases, such as how to effectively
document and present the full extent of
burn injuries and associated damages,
including real case examples
• Introduction to the biology and
medical treatment of burn injuries
• Sample court documents including complaints,
interrogatories, requests for production,
settlement and pre-trial memorandums,
proposed voir dire and jury instructions, and
oppositions to defense motions for bifurcation
and exclusion of photographic evidence
• Reports by experts in safety, design,
property management, transportation,
human factors, and more
• Burn treatment guideline summary
and glossary of medical terms
• A survey of recent verdicts and settlements
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial articles
Damages: Using Opening Statements
and Closing Arguments
[UPDATED May 2012; 1,905 pages]
• Addresses all aspects of damages
including general principles of proving
damages in the opening statement and
closing argument, motivating jurors, and
proving defendant’s bad conduct
• Focuses on crafting persuasive opening
statements and closing arguments, utilizing
storytelling and theme, creating structure,
maintaining credibility, and persuading jurors
• Contains opening statement and
closing argument transcripts from a
variety of topic areas including birth
injury, spinal cord injury, nursing home,
pharmaceutical, products liability, motor
vehicle, trucking, and highway defect
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex
Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD)
• Includes sample life care plans as well as
evaluations by economists, safety experts,
human factors experts, psychiatrists, engineers,
and independent medical examiners
• Numerous court documents include complaints,
interrogatories, motions for partial summary
judgment, motions to admit similar incidents,
and disclosures of expert witnesses
• Other resources such as trial memorandums,
transcripts from opening statements
and closing arguments, demonstrative
evidence, and settlement considerations
• AAJ Education speaker papers
providing strategies and techniques for
litigating spinal cord injury cases
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
[September 2011; 919 pages]
• Tips and strategies from AAJ members
who have successfully pursued
CRPS/RSD/causalgia cases
• Explores the diagnosis and treatment of
CRPS/RSD and how to explain it to a jury
• Identifies criteria for case
selection and screening
• Discusses common defense approaches to
these cases and how to combat them
• Profiles a case involving a woman who
was diagnosed with CRPS type II after
she experienced a nerve puncture during
the insertion of an intravenous needle
• Includes complaint, answer, written discovery,
expert reports, depositions of plaintiff and
defense experts, and verdict information
• Contains AAJ Education speaker
papers and Internet resources
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Life Care Plans
[October 2013; 2,095 pages]
• Provides an overview of life care plans and
addresses plan creation, evaluation of costs, life
care plans for specific contexts, and defending
a plan at trial
• Sample life care plans
• Depositions of life care planners and medical
experts and arbitration transcript of crossexamination of plaintiff expert
• AAJ Education speaker papers, presentations,
and articles highlight strategies, potential
pitfalls, and key considerations
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Spinal Cord Injury
[UPDATED April 2011; 4,901 pages]
• What plaintiff attorneys should know about
handling spinal cord injury cases and
advocating on behalf of injured clients
• Contains a detailed template for use in
understanding the medical ramifications
of spinal cord injury, drafting settlement
demands, and responding to discovery
• Depositions of life care planners,
vocational rehabilitationists, economists,
life expectancy experts, physiatrists,
neurosurgeons, rehabilitation doctors,
human factors experts, engineers, safety
professionals, and biomechanical experts
[UPDATED September 2013; 3,389 pages]
• Explores the investigation; filing; discovery;
common defenses; science and testing; and trial and settlement of cases involving traumatic brain injuries
• Addresses common issues in traumatic
brain injury cases including: the no loss
of consciousness defense; malingering;
negative results from diagnostic tests;
neuropsychological testing; mild brain injury;
premorbid and comorbid conditions
• Examines evidentiary issues including the
exclusion of defense expert testimony, Fake Bad Scale testimony, and the admission
of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) expert
testimony
• Sample court documents include complaints;
interrogatories; requests for production; and
motions in limine
• Introduction to TBI and sports, including AAJ Education speaker papers and an overview of NFL concussion litigation
• Depositions transcripts and summaries of
neuropsychologists, neurologist, and life care
planner as well as biomechanical engineer trial testimony
• Other resources include voir dire, opening
statements, and closing arguments transcripts;
bibliography of medical literature; AAJ
Education speaker papers; and Trial articles
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS
Employment Discrimination Law
UPDATED December 2011; 846 pages]
• Resource for cases involving unfair workplace
practices and employment decisions based
on race, sex, age, religion, disability, or family
medical history
• Contains complaints, summary judgment
motions, and sample briefs
• Employment law statutes and U.S. Supreme
Court case summaries outlining the changing
role of a Rule 56 summary judgment motion and its application in employment rights cases
• AAJ Education speakers addressing voir
dire in employment cases, case law review,
Twombly and Iqbal implications, and practical
considerations when filing an employment
discrimination case
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
[UPDATED July 2012; 2,747 pages]
• Comprehensive resource when representing
workers in wage and hour suits
• Addresses minimum wage violations, failure
to pay overtime, failure to compensate for all
hours worked, misclassification, and retaliation
• Detailed memorandum of all employee
exemptions in the FLSA
• Sample court documents include
complaints, interrogatories, requests
for production, requests for admissions,
motions for class certification, and more
• Depositions and outlines for CPA experts,
30(b)(6) corporate representatives,
management, and the plaintiff
• Also includes resources for calculating
damages, jury instructions, settlement,
appeal, past verdicts, and attorneys fees
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
[UPDATED November 2011; 1,635 pages]
• Court documents, including complaints,
discovery requests, motions and memoranda
regarding summary judgment, motions in
limine and responses thereto, trial briefs,
opening statement and closing argument,
voir dire questions, and jury instructions
• Depositions of plaintiff’s manager,
plaintiff’s manager’s manager, and
human resource manager
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• Relevant statutes and regulations,
including a comparison of former
and new FMLA regulations
• FMLA Supreme Court arguments
and opinions and a chart of notable
case law broken down by issue
• Materials from the Department of
Labor regarding FMLA, AAJ Education
speaker papers, and Trial articles
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Pregnancy Discrimination
[UPDATED December 2011; 1,118 pages]
• Detailed analysis of a pregnancy
discrimination suit including EEOC
materials outlining pregnancy discrimination
filing requirements, pregnancy-related
protections, and statutory authorities
• Sample complaints and discovery requests
from various pregnancy discrimination cases
• Pleadings, motions, discovery abuse, jury
instructions, motions, and mediation documents
from several pregnancy discrimination cases
• Plaintiff’s deposition outlining termination
from employment after supervisor
learned of employee’s pregnancy
• Pregnancy discrimination statutes
and Rule 56 motion practice
• Pregnancy discrimination verdicts survey,
AAJ Education speaker papers, Trial
articles, and other secondary resources
[Deposition summary accompanies deposition transcript]
Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
[UPDATED May 2013; 2,173 pages]
• Comprehensive resource for attorneys
litigating workplace sexual harassment
and sex discrimination cases
• Provides an overview of the parties,
administrative remedies, procedural issues,
tolling, case theories, and common defenses
• Sample court documents include
complaints, requests for production,
interrogatories, trial briefs, motions in
limine, summary judgment briefs, jury
instructions, and EEOC communications
• Opening statements and closing arguments
from a sexual harassment case and a gender
discrimination and retaliation case
• Resources for handling attacks on the
plaintiff’s character and sexual history
• Relevant statutes, case law, and AAJ Education
speaker papers providing tactics and tips for
litigating employment discrimination cases
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INSURANCE
Allstate Automobile Claims
[UPDATED October 2010; 2,692 pages]
• Explores issues of investigation, negotiation,
discovery, and theories of liability
• Analysis of general claims handling of
automobile bodily injury claims at Allstate
including Claims Core Process Redesign
(CCPR), MIST, Colossus, UM and UIM
claims, Special Investigative Unit, and
Allstate’s incentives programs
• Sample court documents: complaints;
requests for production; motions, oppositions,
and orders regarding protective orders;
motions for sanctions against Allstate; and
depositions of numerous Allstate employees
• Explores bad faith and other theories of liability
• Internet resources including links
to Allstate documents
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Bad Faith in Homeowners Insurance Claims
[UPDATED June 2013; 2,619 pages]
• Comprehensive resource for representing
clients in bad faith suits stemming from failures
of insurance companies to investigate and
resolve homeowners or property insurance
claims in a fair and timely manner
• Addresses each stage of litigation, from case
evaluation and discovery through trial
• Sample complaints, interrogatories, requests
for production, motions, and briefs from
cases litigated by leading AAJ members
• Depositions of engineer and fire investigator
expert witnesses, corporate representatives,
and insurance company employees
• Checklists for causes of action, depositions
questions for claims adjusters and
supervisors, and requests for production
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial
articles offering advice and insight for
discovery, depositions, protective orders,
damages, expert testimony, and more
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Defense Medical Examiner:
Defusing the Testimony
[UPDATED February 2011; 2,208 pages]
• Explores issues such as: investigating the
defense medical examiner prior to deposition;
opposing or limiting the defense medical
examination (DME); motions to videotape and
attend DME; compelling discovery of defense
medical examiner’s financial information;
disqualifying the defense medical examiner;
and the potential liability of the defense
medical examiners for medical negligence
• Depositions of several defense medical
examiners, from different specialties,
including neurology, neuropsychology,
orthopedics, radiology, and rehabilitation,
illustrating how to exclude or neutralize
the testimony and expose bias
• Sample interrogatories, requests for
production, motions to videotape and attend
DME, and motions to compel production
• AAJ Education speaker papers
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Fibromyalgia: The Essentials
[May 2005; 240 pages]
• Medical and legal fundamentals of
litigating fibromyalgia claims
• Court and arbitration materials, including
opposition to motion in limine and
treating physician deposition
• Tender points quick reference and graphic
• NIH patient publication and
diagnostic guideline summary
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Flood Insurance Claims
[April 2013; 3,257 pages]
• National Flood Insurance Act,
National Flood Insurance Program,
and Write-Your-Own policies
• Comprehensive guide to filing a claim
including analysis of the National Flood
Insurance Act, National Flood Insurance
Program, and Write-Your-Own policies and
related statutes, regulations, and case law
• Sample complaints, interrogatories, requests for
production, expert disclosures, and motions
• Form complaints for residences, condos,
and community building general property
• Depositions of insurance company adjusters,
cost of repairs experts, structural engineer, and
insurance company corporate representative
• National Flood Insurance Program
resources and manuals
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Hurricane Claims
[UPDATED June 2013; 1,152 pages]
• Explores issues of investigation and filing,
discovery, common insurer tactics, common
plaintiff motions, and flood versus wind damage
• Contains client questionnaire, sample
complaints, statutes and regulations,
interrogatories, requests for production,
motion to compel appraisal, motion for entry
of judgment, plaintiff’s motion for summary
judgment, motions in limine, motions in
opposition, and expert depositions
• AAJ Education speaker papers and guide
to handling flood claims which covers
issues from National Flood Insurance
Program to policy exclusions and coverage
to adjusters to statute of limitations to
appraisal and appeal, and much more
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Litigating the First Party Bad Faith
Insurance Claim
[UPDATED May 2011; 2,017 pages]
• Guide to litigating first party bad faith insurance claims whether based on property,
disability, workers’ compensation, or health or accident policies including UM and UIM claims
• Depositions of claims adjusters, claims
supervisor, insurance company medical
director, corporate designee, and defense
experts
• Court documents include complaints;
motions to compel; interrogatories; requests
for production; requests for admission; and
responses to motions for summary judgment
• Checklists for causes of action, deposition
questions for claims adjusters and supervisors,
and requests for production
• Addresses the client interview and other
pre-suit considerations, plus filing the claim,
discovery, voir dire, common defenses, jury
selection, ERISA, genuine-issue rule, and
damages
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
State Farm Automobile Claims
[January 2009; 2,539 pages]
• Addresses State Farm claims handling
procedures, including claims files,
common defenses, bodily injury claims,
medical claims, and uninsured and
underinsured motorist claims
• Sample complaints; requests for
production; motions, oppositions and
order; depositions of numerous State
Farm employees; and appellate briefs
• Case materials from underinsured motorist
claim, no fault bodily injury payment,
and malicious prosecution cases
• Explores bad faith and other theories of
liability, common defenses to payment,
and punitive damages issues
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
MEDICAL DEVICES
AND PHARMACEUTICALS
Actos
[UPDATED July 2013; 690 pages]
• An overview of Actos and its
link to bladder cancer
• Information on recent studies and
regulatory action, the current status of
litigation, and venue considerations
• Sample complaints and client intake form
• FDA materials, Internet resources, and
a bibliography of medical journals
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW UPDATE! Biomet Metal
on Metal Hip Implant
[UPDATED February 2014; 375 pages]
• Provides overview of Biomet metalon-metal hip implant litigation
• Sample client intake documents,
questionnaire, preservation letter, complaints,
and written discovery material
• Information on MDL
• AAJ Education speaker papers, medical
journal survey, and FDA materials
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
[July 2013; 662 pages]
• An overview of litigation regarding Intuitive
Surgical’s da Vinci robots, including both
medical malpractice and product liability claims
• Contains case screening documents
• Includes sample products liability and medical
malpractice complaints
• Depositions of robotic surgery physician defense
experts
• AAJ Education speaker papers, medical journal
survey, and FDA materials
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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DePuy Hip Implant
NEW UPDATE! Lipitor®
Pain Pumps and Chondrolysis
[UPDATED February 2013; 740 pages]
• Provides overview of DePuy ASR and
Pinnacle hip implant litigation
• Addresses the likelihood of metal-on-metal
wear and tear and the loosening of the
prosthesis resulting in high incidences of
revision surgeries, increased risk of metal
ion release, and resulting disease related
to chromium and cobalt exposure
• Sample client intake documents,
questionnaire, and complaints
• Information on state court
actions and pending MDLs
• Discussion of 510(k) premarket notification
and Class III medical device
• AAJ Education speaker papers, medical
journal survey, and FDA materials
[UPDATED February 2014; 122 pages]
• Provides an overview of the litigation
surrounding Lipitor and the increased
risk of diabetes in women
• Sample client intake documents,
questionnaire, and complaint
• Written discovery material including
Plaintiff’s First Request for Production and
Plaintiff’s First Set of Interrogatories
• Update on state and federal litigation
• AAJ Education speaker papers, medical
journal survey, and FDA material
[UPDATED May 2011; 888 pages]
• Explores issues of case investigation,
filing, and discovery
• Forms and checklists for client
intake and case screening
• Sample court documents include
complaints, interrogatories, requests for
production, and deposition notices
• Opinions on the admissibility of expert
testimony, motions for summary
judgment, and punitive damages
• Information about pain pump manufacturers
and pharmaceutical manufacturers
• Descriptions of shoulder degeneration,
treatments, and AAJ Education papers
focused on pain pump litigation
Fosamax®, Zometa, and Other
Bisphosphonates
[UPDATED July 2013; 844 pages]
• Provides overview of Fosamax, Zometa, and
other bisphosphonates and the litigation
concerning the medications’ link to
osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femur
fractures
• Information for case screening, including
sample client questionnaire
• Sample complaints and court documents from
federal and state claims
• Deposition summary and transcript of a
Plaintiff’s deposition
• AAJ Education speaker papers, Internet
resources, and a bibliography of medical
journals
NEW UPDATE! GranuFlo® and
NaturaLyte® Acid Concentrates
[UPDATED February 2014; 393 pages]
• Provides an overview of litigation surrounding
Fresenius’s GranuFlo and NaturaLyte
acid concentrates and increased risks of
cardiopulmonary arrest and sudden cardiac
death during or after dialysis treatment
• Sample client intake documents
and questionnaire
• Sample federal and state complaints
• Overview of the pending MDL
• FDA materials and a discussion
of 510(k) premarket notification
and Class II medical device
• AAJ Education speaker papers
and medical journal survey
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NEW UPDATE! Medtronic
InFUSE® Bone Implant
[UPDATED December 2013; 757 pages]
• Resources for attorneys investigating and
filing cases for injuries caused by Medtronic
InFUSE, an implantable bone graft medical
device that received premarket approval for a
specific anterior approach surgical procedure
but has been heavily used in off-label
surgical procedures resulting in injuries
• Medtronic InFUSE can produce excessive
bone growth often impinging on nerve
roots—which in turn causes extreme
pain, nerve injury, bodily function
impairments, and tumor growth
• Includes sample intake and screening
forms, complaints, pleadings, summary
judgment opinion denying preemption
of medical device, and a transcript for
a motion on summary judgment
• AAJ Education speaker papers addressing
post-Riegel ramification and medical
devices, resources from the FDA, findings
from Senate Committee on Finance, and a
bibliography of medical journal articles NEW UPDATE! Mirena® IUD
[UPDATED February 2014; 519 pages]
• Mirena, a T-shaped IUD prescribed to prevent
pregnancy, can spontaneously perforate the
uterus and migrate into the abdominal cavity,
imbedding in the surrounding tissues and
organs and requiring surgery for removal
• Sample client intake questionnaire
• Sample federal and state complaints
• Information on the pending MDL
and state court actions
• Pharmaceutical information from the FDA
• AAJ Education speaker papers with
information on the litigation, case selection,
and possible defenses and a survey of
relevant medical journal articles
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Pharmaceutical Products
Liability Cases and the FDA
[UPDATED December 2011; 2,609 pages]
• Provides plaintiff attorneys with the tools
to pursue pharmaceutical products liability
cases and addresses important issues
relating to the FDA and drug companies
• FDA prescription drug approval and
post-market surveillance procedures,
and their inherent flaws
• Information on the symbiotic relationship
between the FDA and the drug industry
• Pharmaceutical marketing tactics, including
the use of drug reps and ghostwritten
medical literature, and the effect on
the learned intermediary doctrine
• Promotion of off-label use by drug
companies, and the adverse effects • Pharmacology and epidemiology and
their role in proving causation
• Preemption issues and cases,
including Wyeth v. Levine, Pliva, Inc. v.
Mensing, and Riegel v. Medtronic
• Sample complaints, client intake and
evaluation forms, written discovery, and briefs
• Obtaining electronically-maintained
information in discovery and an explanation
of the adverse event reporting system
• Selecting and “Daubert-proofing” experts
• Important statutory and regulatory materials
NEW UPDATE! Pradaxa®
[UPDATED February 2014; 1,687 pages]
• Resources for attorneys investigating and
filing cases for injuries and deaths caused
by Pradaxa, a blood thinning medication
prescribed primarily to reduce the risk of
strokes in individuals with atrial fibrillation
• Pradaxa can cause life threatening bleeds
and, unlike other blood thinning products,
has no known reversal antidote • Includes sample complaints, client
intake forms, and MDL materials
• AAJ Education speaker papers, resources
from the FDA, and a bibliography
of medical journal articles
NEW UPDATE! Propecia®/Proscar®
[UPDATED July 2013; 295 pages]
• Provides an overview of Propecia and
its link to sexual dysfunction, prostate
cancer, and male breast cancer
• Discusses the science behind Propecia,
its development by Merck, and the
biological effects of the drug
• Information on case screening
including sample client questionnaires,
case selection criteria, and statute
of limitations considerations
• Includes sample complaints and
information on the Propecia MDL
• AAJ Education speaker papers, FDA materials,
and a bibliography of medical journals
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Reglan®/Metoclopramide
[UPDATED February 2012; 442 pages]
• Overview of Reglan/metoclopramide
and the link to tardive dyskinesia
• Client intake materials and court documents,
including complaints and written
discovery and recent correspondence
regarding 2004 labeling changes
• Addresses generic manufacturer and failure to
warn claims, venue concerns, and preemption
• Information on “black box”
warning and FDA alerts
• Bibliography of medical journal articles,
medical glossary, AAJ Education speaker
papers, and timeline of key events
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW UPDATE! Stryker® Rejuvenate
and ABG II Hip Implants
[UPDATED February 2014; 460 pages]
• Provides overview of Stryker Rejuvenate
and ABG II hip implant litigation
• Addresses the fretting and corrosion of
the modular neck junction, increased
risk of metal ion release, and resulting
disease related the metal ion exposure
• Sample client intake questionnaire,
preservation letter, and complaints
• Information on state court actions and MDL
• Discussion of 510(k) premarket notification
and Class III medical devices
• AAJ Education speaker papers, medical
journal survey, and FDA materials
Topamax®
[UPDATED February 2012; 402 pages]
• Provides overview of relationship between
the antiepileptic drug Topamax and
cleft lip and cleft palate birth defects
• Includes a sample client intake
questionnaire and complaint
• Overview of the off-label promotion
of Topamax by manufacturer
• AAJ Education speaker papers, medical
journal survey, and FDA materials
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW UPDATE! Transvaginal/Pelvic Mesh
[UPDATED February 2014; 1,036 pages]
• Addresses litigation surrounding
transvaginal mesh, a medical device used
during urogynecological surgeries, for
correction of pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
• Injuries include infection, pelvic pain, scarring,
urinary pain, hardening of mesh, vaginal pain,
extrusion of mesh, injury to nearby organs,
erosion of mesh, sexual difficulty, shrinkage of
mesh, disfigurement, bleeding, mesh removal,
granuloma formation, and corrective surgery
• Sample client intake documents
and questionnaire
• Sample complaint and information
on state cases and MDLs
• Discussion of 510(k) premarket notification
and Class II medical device
• AAJ Education speaker papers, medical
journal survey, and FDA materials
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW UPDATE! Yaz® and Yasmin®
[UPDATED July 2013; 3,303 pages]
• Contains resources for attorneys investigating
and filing pharmaceutical tort cases for injuries
and deaths caused by drospirenone, the fourth
generation synthetic progestin found in Yaz,
Yasmin, and Ocella • Associated injuries include stroke, pulmonary
embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and
gallbladder disease
• Includes sample client intake forms and
complaints
• Materials from the pending MDL and the New
Jersey mass tort action
• AAJ Education speaker papers and medical
journal survey
Zimmer Knee Implant
[UPDATED February 2013; 757 pages]
• Provides overview of litigation surrounding
Zimmer knee implants and addresses the
loosening and revision the “flex” knee implants
• Sample client intake documents
and questionnaire
• Sample complaints and case
materials from the MDL
• Discussion of 510(k) premarket notification
and Class II medical device
• AAJ Education speaker papers, medical
journal survey, and FDA materials
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
Birth Injury: Cerebral Palsy
and Intrapartum Hypoxia
[UPDATED March 2011; 2,095 pages]
• Addresses issues common to cerebral
palsy cases including causation, improper
monitoring and assessment, failure of
physicians and nurses to act on nonreassuring
fetal heart rate patterns, failure to perform
a cesarean section, placental pathology,
neuoradiology, and chain of command
• Sample court documents include
complaints, interrogatories, requests
for production, and motions to suppress
the testimony of expert witnesses
• Explores the science, investigation,
filing, ACOG publications, common
defenses, discovery, trial, settlement,
and how to establish causation
• Depositions of obstetricians, nursing expert,
infectious disease specialist, neonatologist,
pediatric neurologist, maternal-fetal specialist,
and defense life expectancy experts
• AAJ Education speaker papers and
extensive medical glossary [Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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Birth Injury: Maternal-Fetal Specialist
Defense Expert Deposition and
Trial Transcript Collection
[September 2010; 2,050 pages]
• Focuses on one well-known maternal
fetal specialist defense expert
• Addresses widespread use of certain
defenses and how plaintiff attorneys have
effectively cross-examined this expert
• Contains depositions and trial transcripts
from more than fifteen birth injury cases
• Common defenses utilized include but are
not limited to: prenatal viral infection, cord
compression, uterine rupture, shoulder
dystocia, thrombophilia, intrauterine growth
retardation, and periventricular leukomalacia
• AAJ Education speaker papers providing
an overview on screening of birth injury
cases, discussion on ACOG defenses, and
exploration of fetal monitor tracings
Birth Injury Cases: Pitocin
[UPDATED March 2013; 3,924 pages]
• Explores labor induction methods and
injuries to both mother and infant
• Discussion of Pitocin administration and
other common labor induction methods
• Addresses ACOG publications
and common defenses
• Depositions of treating physicians, hospital
staff, and expert witnesses from several cases
• Sample complaints, discovery
requests, and mediation brief
• Transcripts of opening statement, closing
argument, and expert testimony
• Medical glossary, Internet resources,
and medical journal survey
• AAJ Education speaker papers outlining
induction methods, indications and
contraindications to induction, and current
practices regarding labor induction,
augmentation, and cervical ripening
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Birth Injury Cases: Shoulder Dystocia
[UPDATED June 2012; 2,084 pages]
• Addresses substantive medical and legal
issues that arise in shoulder dystocia cases
including natural forces of labor defense
• Identifies criteria for case selection
and screening, discusses risk factors,
and addresses common defenses
• Depositions of plaintiff and defense
expert witnesses regarding brachial
plexus injury and Erb’s palsy
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• Sample court documents including
complaints and Daubert motions and
orders regarding maternal forces theory
• AAJ Education speaker papers,
national guidelines regarding shoulder
dystocia and childbirth procedures,
and other secondary resources
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Failure to Conduct a Proper
Differential Diagnosis
[UPDATED May 2011; 3,162 pages]
• Tips and strategies from AAJ members
who have successfully pursued
differential diagnosis cases
• Court documents, opening statements
and closing arguments, and trial
testimony and depositions of defendants
and experts from differential diagnosis
cases, including from a top jury verdict
for failure to conduct a proper differential
diagnosis regarding a brain abscess
• AAJ Education speaker papers providing
an overview of differential diagnosis in
medical negligence cases, including how
a physician must formulate a differential
diagnosis, prioritization of differential
diagnoses, eliminating diagnostic
candidates, common sources of error in
formulating a differential diagnosis, and using
differential diagnosis to prove causation
• Abbreviated survey of journal articles
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
[UPDATED January 2010; 1,795 pages]
• Explores complex issues of causation,
standards of care, loss of chance
for a cure, staging, doubling-time,
life expectancy, and overall casehandling strategies and techniques
• Addresses screening and
diagnostic mammography
• Sample court documents: complaints,
requests for production, expert
disclosures, and interrogatories
• Depositions of obstetricians/gynecologists,
surgeons, radiologists, dermatologist,
oncologists, and nurse practitioner
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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Failure to Diagnose in the Emergency Room
[UPDATED January 2012; 4,371 pages]
• Examines the failure of emergency room
physicians and staff to properly diagnose
and treat medical emergencies, including
myocardial infarction, pneumonia, aneurism,
appendicitis, pulmonary embolism,
and spinal epidural abscess, resulting
in catastrophic injuries and deaths
• Sample court documents include
complaints and interrogatories
• Depositions of defendant emergency
physicians, defendant consulting
physician, triage nurses, treating
nurses, trauma surgeons, emergency
medicine experts, and nurse experts
• Trial testimony from a defendant physician
and emergency medicine experts
• AAJ Education speaker papers, Trial articles,
compartment syndrome bibliography, and
an overview of conditional immunity and the
trend towards a heightened standard of proof [Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Failure to Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism
[UPDATED December 2011; 2,511 pages]
• Court documents including
complaints, written discovery, expert
reports, and pre-trial statement
• Depositions of plaintiff and defense expert
witnesses including family physicians,
emergency department physicians,
diagnostic radiologist, vascular surgeon
and cardiovascular specialist regarding
adequacy of treatment rendered, standards
of care, and diagnostic testing • Depositions of defendant doctors regarding
emergency room standard of care for
detection of a pulmonary embolism,
Medical Review Panel witnesses regarding
deviation from standard of care, and
plaintiff and defense administrative experts
regarding hospital policy and procedure
• Opening statements and closing
arguments from failure to diagnose
pulmonary embolism cases
• AAJ Education speaker papers,
medical journal survey, and glossary of
medical terms, and national guideline
summaries regarding evaluation and
management of a pulmonary embolism
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Failure to Diagnose Skin Cancer
[UPDATED March 2011; 2,475 pages]
• Addresses common issues in skin cancer
cases, including: failure to recognize a
suspicious lesion; improper removal; improper
staging; insufficient excision; pathology
error in interpreting the tissue; failure to
obtain a second opinion; causation; and
inadequate examination of a lesion
• Explores investigation, filing, pretrial,
discovery, trial, and the science of skin
cancers, including melanoma, squamous
cell, and basal cell carcinoma
• Sample complaints, interrogatories,
requests for production, and opposition
to motion for summary judgment
• Depositions of dermatologists, pathologists,
dermatopathologist, surgeon, and oncologist
• Trial transcripts: opening statements,
plaintiff recorded testimony, and direct
and cross-examination of defendant
• AAJ Education speaker papers
and a medical glossary [Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Failure to Diagnose Stroke
[May 2012; 2,642 pages]
• Examines the failure of emergency medicine
physicians, hospitalists, neurologists, and
radiologists to properly diagnose and treat
stroke
• Addresses issues common to failure to
diagnose stroke cases including causation,
failure to properly evaluate and treat, failure
to recognize an emergent condition, failure to order the proper diagnostic tests, failure to appropriately read and/or interpret imaging
studies, failure to communicate, failure to obtain a timely consultation, and failure to monitor
• Sample court documents include complaints,
discovery requests, expert disclosures, and a
mediation submission
• Depositions of emergency medicine
physicians, hospitalists, neurologists,
radiologists, interventional radiologist,
neuroradiologists, MRI technologists, plaintiff experts, and more
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial articles
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Failure to Timely Diagnose and/
or Treat Cauda Equina Syndrome
[UPDATED June 2013; 3,031 pages]
• Examines standard of care and causation
issues surrounding the diagnosis and
treatment of cauda equina syndrome
• Numerous court documents include
pleadings, motions to dismiss and
plaintiff’s oppositions, motions for summary
judgment and oppositions, motions to
compel, expert designations, oppositions
to motions to strike expert affidavits,
motions in limine, and pretrial statements
• Depositions of plaintiff and defense
expert witnesses, including neurologists,
neurosurgeons, neuroradiologist, emergency
medicine physicians, registered nurses,
physician’s assistant, nurse manager, hospital
administrators, hospital representative, and
radiology operations administrator, as well as
depositions of plaintiffs and defendant doctors
• AAJ Education speaker papers on spinal
cord injury and imaging tests and a
bibliography of medical journal articles
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Fetal Distress Signs and Failure to
Timely Perform a Cesarean Section
[UPDATED November 2012; 885 pages]
• Case profile involving catastrophically
injured infant where the physician
failed to perform a timely C-section
• Addresses screening birth injury cases, signs
of fetal distress, fetal monitoring tracings
and mistakes, ACOG defenses, and more
• Explores and details the lack of communication
between treating physician and hospital staff
• Complaint, opening statement, closing
argument, depositions of plaintiff and
defense experts, and verdict information
• Contains AAJ Education speaker papers,
Trial articles, and national guidelines
on fetal distress, induction of labor,
c-sections, and preeclampsia
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Hospital-Acquired Infections
[UPDATED July 2011; 933 pages]
• Explores patient safety and infection
control procedures in the hospital setting
• Sample complaints in hospital-acquired
surgical infection and meningitis cases
• Discovery request and expert disclosures
• Depositions of defense witnesses in a
hospital-acquired infection case
• Summaries of national guidelines
Informed Consent
[UPDATED May 2012; 2,234 pages]
• Explores informed consent issues in
medical negligence cases and focuses on
affirmatively pleading lack of informed
consent, as well as defending against alleged
informed consent in negligence actions
• State-by-state informed consent
statutes and case law
• Complaints and Bills of Particular
pleading lack of informed consent
• Motions in limine and memoranda
moving to exclude evidence of informed
consent in negligence actions
• Written discovery requests, sample
interrogatories, and deposition
outline for defendant
• Depositions and trial excerpts, including
voir dire, opening statements, testimony
from plaintiff, defendant, and expert
witnesses, closing arguments, jury
instructions and verdict, from a case tried
solely on the issue of informed consent
• AAJ Education speaker papers providing
an overview of informed consent law
in medical negligence cases
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Injured Infants: Failure to
Diagnose Meningitis
[UPDATED April 2011; 2,139 pages]
• Profiles the case of a newborn infant
who contracted a hospital-acquired
infection that caused meningitis
• Complaint outlining liability for all defendants
• Depositions of the mother and father
who discuss daily living activities
and quality of life issues
• Depositions of the treating pediatrician,
neonatologist, and nurse practitioners
• Depositions of plaintiff and
defense expert witnesses
• Addresses damages and life care
plans specific to injured children
• National guideline summaries regarding
meningitis diagnosis and proper
management of a febrile infant
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Laparoscopy: Minimally-Invasive
Abdominal Surgery
[UPDATED September 2010; 1,908 pages]
• Examines the medical and legal principles
behind a malpractice claim following a
negligently performed laparoscopic surgery
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• Sample complaints, interrogatories,
motions in limine, and defendants’
responses to motions and requests
• Depositions of defendants, treating
physicians, defense expert surgeons,
plaintiff experts, and plaintiffs
• Additional materials include a glossary
of medical terms, a medical literature
bibliography, clinical practice guideline
summaries, Trial articles, and AAJ
Education speaker papers
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
LASIK
[UPDATED April 2011; 1,216 pages]
• Outlines the risks resulting from improper
screening, surgeon error, equipment
malfunction, lack of informed consent, and
postoperative complications
• Sample complaints, requests for production,
and interrogatories
• Depositions of defendant-ophthalmologists,
defendant-optometrists, a defense
ophthalmologist expert, and plaintiff
ophthalmologist and physiologist experts
• Trial transcript of a plaintiff’s vision scientist expert
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Life Expectancy and Neurological
Injury: Defense Experts
[UPDATED January 2012; 4,155 pages]
• Following a catastrophic injury, defendants try
to limit damages owed to a plaintiff through
expert testimony claiming that future medical
expenses should be reduced because the
plaintiff’s life expectancy has been reduced
• Packet materials include deposition
transcripts from three popular reduced
life expectancy defense experts and
expert reports drafted by these experts
• Sample motions, briefs, and court
opinions where defense expert testimony
was excluded under Daubert
• Sample requests for production and
motions to compel production of the
data underlying expert opinions
Litigating Gastric Bypass Cases
• Deposition outline for a bariatric surgeon
• Medical journal survey, clinical practice
guideline summaries, and Internet resources
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Medication Errors
[UPDATED June 2011; 3,021 pages]
• Explores issues of investigation, filing,
pretrial, discovery, mediation, and trial
• Addresses duties of health care providers,
analysis of medical records, drugs
commonly implicated in medication error
cases, Internet resources, and protocols
• Sample court documents include complaints,
requests for admission, interrogatories,
responses to motions for summary
judgment and motions in limine, mediation
brief, and requests for production
• Depositions of medical providers
and expert witnesses
• Case materials from a post-surgical
pain medication error case in a hospital
setting, a morphine pump case, a
contraindication case, and an emergency
services medication error case
• AAJ Education speaker papers
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Nursing Errors in Hospitals
[UPDATED June 2010; 2,066 pages]
• Explores issues of case investigation, filing
and pretrial, discovery, trial, and post-trial,
including hospital liability, physician liability,
res ipsa loquitur, and standard of care
• Sample complaint, interrogatories,
requests for admissions, requests for
production, and appellate briefs
• Checklists: common defenses,
documents, and deposition questions
for nurses and nurse experts
• Depositions of treating nurse, nurse supervisor,
nurse expert, and Chief Nursing Officer
• Trial testimony of treating nurse,
nurse expert, and treating doctor
• Case materials address issues of failure
to monitor, improper performance of
treatment, negligent administration of
medication, and failure to communicate
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
[UPDATED January 2012; 2,182 pages]
• Court documents include complaints,
interrogatories, requests for production,
requests for admission, and motion for
summary judgment and opposition
• Depositions of defendant doctors, plaintiff
experts, and defense medical examiner
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NEW UPDATE! Perforated
and Nicked Bowels
[UPDATED December 2013; 2,550 pages]
• Addresses the legal and medical
issues that arise in cases involving
failure to properly diagnose and treat
perforated and nicked bowel injuries
• Sample court documents including
complaints, interrogatories, expert
designations, motion for protective order to
limit defendant’s experts, notice of intent to
introduce a medical treatise into evidence,
and a joint pre-trial memorandum
• Depositions of defendant doctors, plaintiff
and defendant surgical experts, infectious
disease consultants, diagnostic radiologist,
microbiologist, nurses, and treating physicians
• AAJ Education speaker papers and
Trial articles providing an overview of
perforated bowel injuries, postoperative
infections, case evaluation, and hospital
liability and a glossary of medical terms
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Pharmacy and Pharmacist Liability
[UPDATED June 2012; 2,197 pages]
• Discussion of traditional pharmacy
and pharmacist liability, and the
trend of broadening liability
• Contains sample court documents from
cases involving the failure to dispense the
proper medication and the failure to warn of
contraindication between two medications
• Sample complaints, requests for admission,
interrogatories, and requests for production
• Depositions of plaintiffs’ pharmacy and
toxicology experts, as well as depositions
of pharmacists, certified pharmacy
technician, and corporate representative
• Plaintiff’s opposition brief to defendant’s
motion for summary judgment
in a contraindication case
• AAJ Education speaker papers, Trial articles,
and other secondary sources including the
federal government, legal and pharmaceutical
publications, and trade organizations
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Postoperative Vision Loss and
Anesthesiologist Liability
Surgical Negligence: Retained
Towel and Sponges
[December 2010; 1,282 pages]
• Vision loss and blindness following
surgery, especially long spine surgery,
due to an anesthesiologist’s failure to
maintain blood pressure and blood status
has been recognized in the medical
community since the early-2000s
• Sample court documents include
complaints, requests for production, and
a motion to exclude expert testimony
• Depositions of treating neurosurgeons,
anesthesiologists, and nurse anesthetists and
an expert ophthalmologist, neurosurgeon,
neuro-ophthalmologist, anesthesiologist,
nurse anesthetist, and statistician
• Other materials include AAJ Education
speaker paper, AAJ similar matters, and
a bibliography of medical literature
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
[UPDATED June 2011; 1,341 pages]
• Focuses on cases involving significant injuries
as a result of a surgical towel or sponge being
left in the abdomen following surgery
• Key documents that focus on surgical
and nursing standards of care regarding
surgical count procedures and causation
• Sample complaints, interrogatories,
requests for admissions, and requests
for production of documents
• Plaintiff and defense motions for summary
judgment and reply memoranda
• Plaintiff’s response to defendant
hospital’s memorandum for in camera
inspection of peer review documents
• Jury instructions on foreign object
counting and res ipsa loquitur
• Plaintiff’s closing argument transcript
• Depositions of several defense and plaintiff
expert witnesses and defendants
• AAJ Education speaker papers outlining
the players in operating room negligence
and apportionment of liability, verdicts and
settlements, medical glossary of terms,
abbreviated medical journal survey
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Preparing and Trying the
Cardiovascular Case
[UPDATED May 2013; 3,034 pages]
• Addresses issues common to cardiovascular
disease cases including causation, standard
of care, statute of limitations; and damages
• Explores several theories of liability
including: failure to recognize signs
and symptoms of aortic dissection,
cardiovascular disease, and heart attack;
failure to initiate proper treatment; failure
to provide proper medications; failure
to order proper tests; failure to properly
address and interpret chest films; and
failure to communicate findings and make
appropriate radiological recommendations
• Court documents including complaints,
written interrogatories, and motions
• Trial transcripts of expert testimony
and opening and closing statements
• Depositions and summaries of defendants
and plaintiff and defense expert witnesses
including: internists, critical care
physicians, cardiologists, radiologists,
and cardiothoracic surgeons
• AAJ Education speaker papers
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Vaginal Operative Delivery: Vacuum
Extraction and Forceps
[UPDATED June 2012; 1,247 pages]
• Explores the science, medicine, investigation,
filing, common defenses, discovery,
settlement, and causation for birth injuries
stemming from vaginal operative deliveries
• Sample court documents include
complaints and settlement summaries
• Deposition summaries and transcripts
from a defense expert obstetrician,
defense expert radiologist, nurse expert,
treating physicians, and defendant family
medicine physicians and obstetricians
• Provides information on the FDA warnings,
guidelines, an adverse event report, and
a user manual for a vacuum extractor
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial
articles discussing vaginal operative delivery,
associated injuries, common defenses, and
tips and strategies for litigating traumatic
birth cases, as well as a medical resources
bibliography and an medical glossary
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
MOTOR VEHICLE/AUTOMOBILE
PRODUCTS LIABILITY
Automobile Data Recorder:
Litigating the “Black Box” Issue
[UPDATED December 2010; 1,540 pages]
• Technical explanation of how the black box works
• Strategies for the preservation and download of data
• Information on the use of experts and
ownership of data
• Discovery requests, an evidentary hearing
transcript, and other discovery materials from
prominent cases
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial
articles, federal legislation and regulatory
activity, including NHTSA material, and
information regarding the Motor Vehicle Safety
Act of 2010 and its implications for black boxes
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Bicycle Crashes
[May 2013; 2,112 pages]
• Provides an overview of three types of bicycle
crash cases: bicycle versus motor vehicle,
dooring, and improper roadway design
• Complaints, motions, interrogatories, requests
for production, transcripts of openings
and closings, and settlement letters from
over 25 cases from across jurisdictions and
circumstances
• Sample police and accident reconstruction
reports
• Contains deposition transcripts and
summaries of plaintiff bicyclists, defendant
motorists, expert accident reconstructionists,
medical experts, loss of earning experts,
accident witnesses, and a police officer
• AAJ Education speaker papers, presentations,
and articles highlight strategies, potential
pitfalls, and key investigatory techniques
• Additional resources include reports
from the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, U.S. Department of
Transportation, Institute of Transportation
Engineers, and a list of bicyclist organizations
by state
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Evaluating the Auto Product Liability Case
[UPDATED May 2011; 1,217 pages]
• Addresses the evaluation of motor vehicle
collision cases and their potential for product
liability defect claims against manufacturers
• Includes cases involving rollovers,
seatbelt failure, door latch defects,
and frontal crashworthiness
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• Court documents including complaints,
interrogatories, opening statement,
closing argument, and depositions
• Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards and Regulations
• National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration crash data materials and
a list of pertinent Internet resources
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial articles
Interstate Trucking: Cross-Examining the
Trucking Company’s Safety Director and Driver
[UPDATED June 2013; 935 pages]
• Deposition outlines for defendant
trucking company’s safety director
and defendant truck driver
• Depositions and trial transcripts of defendant
trucking company’s safety directors and
defendant drivers addressing the issues of
trucking company’s organizational structure
and operations, accident procedures
and policies, driver hiring procedure,
and familiarity with the Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs)
• Notice to take deposition of
defendant truck driver
• AAJ Education speaker papers on
trucking deposition strategies and
issues specific to deposing and crossexamining defendant trucking company’s
safety director and defendant driver
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
• Sample plaintiff motion for partial
summary judgment, briefs opposing
defense motion for summary judgment,
trial brief, and appellate briefs
• Information on how to use discovery and jury
instructions to establish and strengthen liability
• AAJ Education speaker papers
and other resources
Interstate Trucking: Opening
Statements and Closing Arguments
[UPDATED January 2012; 1,280 pages]
• Opening statements, closing arguments, and
rebuttals from top trucking verdicts offer a
unique view into what motivates a jury and
insight into persuading juries in trucking cases
• Chart of trucking verdicts and settlements,
including brief case summaries and
verdict/settlement information
• AAJ Education speaker papers provide
strategies and tips for successful opening
statements and closing arguments, how
to argue damages, and how to tackle
a trucking case from start to finish
Interstate Trucking: Regulations,
Discovery, and Damages
[January 2014; 674 pages]
• General deposition outlines for
defense trucking expert and defense
accident reconstruction expert
• Depositions of human factors expert,
VORAD system expert, and three
accident reconstruction experts
• A AJ Education speaker papers on trucking
deposition strategies, issues specific
to deposing adverse and lay witnesses,
and innovative discovery techniques
[UPDATED May 2012; 3,040 pages]
• Discussion, guidance, and up-to-date rules
and regulations: hours-of-service rule, cargo
securement rule, alcohol and drug regulations,
cell phone restrictions, and texting ban
• Sample court documents and litigation
materials: complaints and answers, discovery
requests and responses, preservation
letters, and pretrial and trial documents
• Depositions addressing truck collision warning
systems and communication systems
• Deposition outlines for defense trucking
and accident reconstruction experts
• AAJ Education speaker papers addressing the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and
CSA 2010, causes of action, discovery, accident
reconstruction, damages, and trial techniques
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Interstate Trucking: Independent
Contractor Defense
Interstate Trucking: Spoliation of Evidence
NEW UPDATE! Interstate Trucking: Defense
Expert Deposition Collection
[UPDATED December 2012; 578 pages]
• Discussion and guidance regarding
how to overcome the independent
contractor defense: statutory employee
doctrine and nondelegable duty
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[UPDATED January 2012; 375 pages]
• Alteration or destruction of evidence can
have disastrous consequences for plaintiff
attorneys litigating trucking cases
• Sample preservation letters and
temporary restraining orders
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• Deposition outline and questions to
establish spoliation of evidence
• Sample court documents include a request
to inspect vehicle; request for jury view; two
motions in limine enumerating a federal circuitby-circuit analysis and state-by-state analysis of
spoliation law; briefs; and memorandum orders
• Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Regulation regarding preservation of
records and Internet resources
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial articles
Interstate Trucking: Using 30(b)(6)
and Other Deposition Strategies
[UPDATED June 2013; 675 pages]
• Deposition outlines and deposition and trial
transcripts for defendant trucking company’s
30(b)(6) corporate representative, CEO/
President, and Dispatch/Operations employee
• Notices of Deposition of defendant
trucking company’s 30(b)(6) corporate
representatives and other court documents
• AAJ Education speaker papers regarding
taking depositions of defendant trucking
company’s 30(b)(6) corporate representatives
and other company-employees
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Low Speed Impact Cases
[UPDATED February 2012; 1,790 pages]
• Explores key issues in assessing and trying low
speed impact (MIST) cases, including case and
client credibility; using medical literature to
prove damages; discovery; expert testimony;
voir dire; cross-examination of defense medical
examiners; accident reconstructionists;
and proving damages to the jury
• Depositions of biomechanists, neurologist,
clinical psychologist, and neuropsychologist
as well as a deposition outline for defendant
driver and client deposition checklist
• Sample court documents including
interrogatories and requests for production,
motions to strike testimony of defense experts,
orders excluding defense expert’s testimony,
pretrial memorandum, and appellate brief
challenging admission of expert testimony
• AAJ Education speaker papers, and a
bibliography of medical journal articles
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Preparing a Motor Vehicle Collision Case
[UPDATED August 2013; 2,178 pages]
• Fundamentals of litigating motor vehicle
cases from client interview to trial
• Addresses issues such as determining a
client’s insurance coverage, working with
insurance adjusters, case cost control, potential
crashworthiness, experts, demonstrative
evidence, and negotiating a settlement
• Court documents, including sample complaints,
interrogatories, and requests for production
• Numerous motions in limine and plaintiff’s
partial motion for summary judgment on
issue of liability in rear-end collision
• Depositions of defendant driver, defense medical
expert, defense accident reconstructionist,
biomechanical engineer, and physical
medicine and rehabilitation specialist
• Deposition checklist for defendant driver
• Strategies for handling defense medical experts,
accident reconstructionists, biomechanical
engineers, and defense medical examiners
• Jury selection, opening statements,
and closing arguments
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Seat Belt Defects
[UPDATED December 2008; 3,312 pages]
• Court documents including complaints,
discovery, motions, memoranda and briefs,
and opinions and orders from a number of
seat belt defect cases addressing defective
seat belt buckles and seat belt retractors
• Depositions of mechanical engineers,
accident reconstructionists, pathologists,
biomechanical experts, restraint system
experts, and defense corporate witnesses
• Trial testimony and documents
including opening statements,
closing arguments and rebuttal, jury
instructions, and jury questionnaire
• Rules, articles, and court documents addressing
preemption in seat belt defect litigation
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial
articles on handling seat belt defect cases
from investigation through trial, including how
to avoid legal malpractice in these cases
• Verdict and settlement information on
defective seat belt buckles, webbing,
retractors, and anchorages
• Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
and National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration materials
• Internet resources, practice tips, and a glossary
of terms often used in seat belt defect litigation
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
• Deposition outline and depositions
of nursing home staff including the
administrator, director of nursing, and
charge nurses as well as a nursing expert
• Trial transcripts of opening statements and
closing arguments from two recent cases
• AAJ Education speaker papers
and a other related resources
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NURSING HOMES
Nursing Home Litigation: Developing
the Facts through Depositions
[UPDATED May 2013; 5,447 pages]
• Well-planned depositions are critical when
investigating and establishing the facts of
nursing home cases and developing key
concepts including corporate structure
and oversight, facility policies and
procedures, and record keeping practices
• Learn from leading AAJ Nursing Home
attorneys by reviewing their best and most
memorable deposition and apply their
techniques and strategies in your next case
• Deposition outlines and transcripts for most
facility employees and corporate managers
• 30(b)(6) deposition notices,
outlines, and transcripts
• AAJ Education speaker papers addressing
general deposition techniques and
deposition strategies for key nursing
home employee depositions
NEW UPDATE! Nursing Home Litigation:
Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
Nursing Home Litigation: Discovery Abuse
[UPDATED July 2010; 1,193 pages]
• Sample preservation letters, discovery requests,
motions to compel, motions for sanctions,
and court orders in cases against nursing
home operators from across the nation
• Trial articles on discovery abuse
in nursing home cases
• AAJ Education speaker papers outlining
strategies for overcoming discovery obstruction,
including discovery abuse in nursing home
cases and bibliography of treatises and legal
journal articles addressing discovery abuse
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW! Nursing Home Litigation: Resident Falls
[November 2013; 1,688 pages]
• Falls and complications from falls including hip
fractures and head injuries are leading causes
of death of elderly individuals; nursing homes
should recognize and react with appropriate
interventions to reduce the risk of falls and
related injuries and improve resident safety
• Sample court documents include complaints,
discovery requests, motions in limine, trial
memorandum, and a voir dire questionnaire
[UPDATED December 2013; 2,000 pages]
• Opening statements and closing arguments
from some of the top nursing home
verdicts provide a unique view into trial
strategies and what motivates a jury
• Cases address common claims including
pressure sores, inadequate staffing,
malnutrition, dehydration, abuse by
staff, and medication errors
• Includes tactics and strategies for overcoming
common hurdles in nursing home cases,
including preexisting conditions, short life
expectancy, spoliation, and a plaintiff resident
who remains in the defendant facility
• Additional case materials include
case summaries, complaints,
judgments, and verdict forms
• AAJ Education speaker papers addressing
openings and closing generally, nursing home
cases specifically, and even punitive damages Nursing Home Litigation: Regulations,
Discovery, and Damages
[UPDATED July 2011; 2,335 pages]
• Discussion, guidance, and up-to-date
statutes and regulations governing nursing
homes, including federal statutes and
regulations, a fifty state survey of nursing
home regulations, and a state-by-state
analysis of the staff-to-patient ratios
• Sample court documents include complaints,
interrogatories, requests for production,
motions in limine, trial and appellate briefs,
and a supplemental juror questionnaire
• Deposition outlines for a nursing
home administrator and director of
nursing and depositions of nurses
and certified nursing assistants
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial
articles addressing damages, arbitration
agreements, Medicare liens, piercing the
corporate veil, and specific resident care issues
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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ManorCare and Inadequate
Staffing, Spoliation of Evidence,
and Corporate Disregard
[September 2007; 4,125 pages]
• Case profile of a New Mexico ManorCare case
detailing ManorCare’s corporate disregard for
residents seen through record documentation,
inadequate staffing, and spoliation of evidence
• Complaint and pre-trial motions
• Deposition testimony illustrating
ManorCare’s cover-up of resident death
• Depositions of ManorCare Vice Presidents;
Assistant Vice President of Clinical
Services; Regional Director; Administrator;
Director of Nursing; Assistant Directors
of Nursing; Director of Medical Records;
plaintiff medical expert; defense medical
expert; treating LPNs; and treating CNA
• Explores issues of selecting a jury in a
nursing home case and includes the voir dire
transcript from this groundbreaking case
• Trial transcripts: opening statement,
closing argument, and rebuttal
• AAJ Education speaker papers
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Nursing Home and Assisted-Living
Facility Mandatory Arbitration
[UPDATED September 2011; 854 pages]
• Analysis of mandatory arbitration clauses
in nursing home and assisted living
admission contracts and strategies
to overcome these clauses
• Survey of case law from across the country
• Briefs for and orders denying motions to
dismiss and compel arbitration based on
unconscionablity, lack of authority to execute
the agreement, parties to the agreement
differ from the parties involved in the
suit, and arbitrator no longer available
• Discovery directed at arbitration
clauses in admission contracts
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Nursing Home Litigation: Inadequate Staffing
[UPDATED November 2010; 3,878 pages]
• Resources for members investigating and
litigating against a skilled nursing facility
for failing to provide adequate staff in
compliance with state and federal regulations
• Sample court documents include complaints,
interrogatories, requests for production,
requests for admissions, motions in
limine, and a jury questionnaire
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• Depositions of plaintiff and defense nursing
home regulation and staffing experts, a nursing
home medical director, and a director of nursing
• Transcripts of opening statements and closing
arguments from one of the largest nursing
home verdicts and the complete trial transcript
from an inadequate staffing jury trial
• Other resources include AAJ Education
speaker papers and a fifty state survey of
nursing home staffing requirements
Nursing Home Litigation: ManorCare
Management Deposition Collection
[UPDATED June 2009; 1,496 pages]
• Collection of depositions from cases of wrongful
death due to inadequate care and supervision,
negligence, and corporate disregard
• Deponents are ManorCare staff, including
the administrator, director of nursing, and
other managers, and ManorCare executives
• Deposition checklists and outlines
• AAJ Education speaker papers that outline
relevant nursing home law, department
staffing and corporate structures, and
offer tips on discovery and deposition
tactics of key nursing home personnel
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Nursing Home Litigation: Negligent Hiring
[UPDATED May 2010; 1,414 pages]
• Provides resources useful for members
investigating and litigating negligent
hiring, retention, and supervision
of nursing home employees
• Sample court documents include complaints,
interrogatories, and requests for production
• 30(b)(6) depositions of facility administrator,
facility and regional human resources
directors, and director of operations
• Depositions of a facility’s director of nursing
and regional director of operations
• Additional materials include AAJ Education
speaker papers with tactics and tips for
litigating against nursing homes and navigating
the nuances of negligent hiring cases
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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Nursing Home Litigation: Nursing Errors
[UPDATED February 2012; 1,314 pages]
• Explores issues of case investigation,
filing, pretrial, discovery, and trial
• Sample court documents include
complaint, interrogatories, and notice of
deposition for corporate representative with
request for production of documents
• Depositions of nursing experts and facility
employees, including administrator, director
of nursing, shift supervisor, RN, and LPN
• Checklists of common defenses, documents,
and deposition questions for the nursing experts
• Case materials from a nursing negligence fall
case, including issues of improper assessment,
improper care planning, improper charting,
failure to communicate with physicians, and
violations of the standard of care pursuant to
OBRA, ANA standards, and Nurse Practice Act
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW UPDATE! Pressure Sores
[UPDATED January 2014; 2,266 pages]
• What plaintiff attorneys should know when
handling a pressure sore case in the nursing
home or rehabilitation hospital setting and
how to overcome common defenses
• Nursing home documents include:
depositions of treating physicians
and nurses, expert geriatricians, and
registered nurses examining standards
of care and pressure sore development
• Rehabilitation hospital documents
include complaint, pleadings, and
expert depositions transcripts
• Addresses pressure sore staging
and use of the Braden Scale
• Explores Federal regulations and CMS
Survey Enforcement Process
• Discussion about dealing with clinical
practice guidelines and surveys
• AAJ Education speaker papers, Trial article,
and national guidelines summaries
•[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
PREMISES LIABILITY
Dog Bite Litigation
[UPDATED December 2010; 879 pages]
• State-by-state overview of dog
bite statutes and laws
• Court documents including: complaints,
briefs, written discovery requests,
summary judgment documents, judgment
notwithstanding the verdict motions,
and motion for new trial documents
• Opening statement, closing argument, jury
instructions, and special verdict form
• General deposition outline for the
defendant in a dog bite case
• Verdict and settlement information
and similar matters
• AAJ Education speaker paper and Trial articles
• Dog bite and attack statistics and CDC materials
Dram Shop Liability
[UPDATED July 2013; 1,430 pages]
• Addresses investigation, filing, the science,
preservation of evidence, discovery, statutory
and common law considerations, trial, and
appellate issues
• Sample court documents include complaints,
interrogatories, requests for production, and
proposed voir dire, and appellate briefs
• Depositions and deposition summaries
• Trial transcripts, including opening statements,
closing arguments, and examination of
witnesses
• AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial articles
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW UPDATE! Premises Security Liability:
Apartment Complexes
[UPDATED December 2013; 2,732 pages]
• Provides an overview of inadequate security in
apartment complexes and explores the relevant
legal theories and the legal issues in apartment
complex premises security litigation
• Addresses case screening and investigating a
premises security case, voir dire, apportionment
of fault, establishing a duty, admissibility
of expert testimony, and using commercial
defendant’s policies and procedures
• Sample court documents include complaints,
requests for production of documents, and
interrogatories
Toxic Mold
• Depositions of defendants’ employees and
expert witnesses and transcripts of an
opening statement, plaintiff and defense
expert testimony and closing argumentsAAJ
Education speaker papers and an overview of
industry standards and guidelines
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
[UPDATED February 2011; 1,791 pages]
• Addresses both personal injury and property
damage claims involving toxic mold in
apartments, single-family homes, and schools
• Court documents include complaints,
discovery requests, motions, and briefs
against property developers and management
companies, construction companies,
insurance companies, contractors, building
materials suppliers, school district and school
board, and homeowners’ association
• Resources for claims involving inadequate
maintenance, faulty construction/
design for defective siding, vapor barriers,
windows and EIF systems, bad grading,
and water infiltration/damage
• Discussion of potential defendants,
causes of action, and defenses, including
causation and failure to meet burden
of proof and comparative fault
• Tips on selecting your expert, proving
causation, and handling a Daubert challenge
• AAJ Education speaker papers, Trial articles,
and CDC and EPA reports addressing the
state of the science, proving neurotoxic
and cognitive injuries, defenses including
causation and comparative fault, insurance
coverage issues, remediation, and more
Slip and Fall: Fast Food Restaurant
[July 2012; 2,175 pages]
• Case profile of a slip and fall incident
at a national fast food chain
• Contains numerous court documents including
the complaint, interrogatories and responses,
requests for and responses to inspection and
production of documents, expert witness
disclosures, and motions in limine, as well
as mediation and settlement statements
• Depositions of plaintiff, witnesses, treating
doctors and psychiatrist, defense experts in
neurology and chronic pain management, and
plaintiff expert in safety and retail operations
• Trial transcripts of witnesses, treating
pediatrician, and defense expert in neurology
• Defendant’s motion for a new trial
and plaintiff’s opposition
• Documents outlining the restaurant’s policies
and guidelines on a range of issues
• Premises liability codes and standards,
AAJ Education speaker papers on
handling slip and fall cases, and material
from other slip and fall cases
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Discovery Abuse
Slip and Fall and Discovery
Abuse: Grocery Stores
[UPDATED April 2013; 1,060 pages]
• Features materials from three slip and
fall cases at a national grocery chain
• Includes sample complaints, interrogatories,
request for production of documents,
and requests for admissions
• Discovery abuse materials includes motion for
sanctions, plaintiff’s brief in support of motions,
and orders for sanctions for discovery abuse
• Outline for store manager deposition and
depositions of three store managers
• Documents outlining the store policies
for two national grocery chains
• Premises liability codes and standards
and AAJ Education speaker papers
on handling slip and fall cases
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
[UPDATED November 2012; 1,281 pages]
• Sample preservation letters, motion for
sanctions, trial transcript, appellate briefs on
issue of spoliation of evidence and motion
for new trial, and hearing transcripts
• Depositions of Claims Management, Inc.
employees and Wal-Mart supervisors
• Opinions establishing Wal-Mart’s status
as a discovery abuse “repeat offender”
• Charts listing sanctionable conduct,
sanctions imposed, and judicial comments
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Falling Merchandise
[July 2003; 2,454 pages]
• Plaintiff severely injured by a wall
of falling merchandise
• Plaintiff suffered cognitive impairment,
organic mood disorder, and epilepsy
• Depositions and court documents, including:
complaint, discovery materials, trial briefs
and motions, exhibits, appeals, and orders
• Corporate documents, including report
of falling merchandise (1989-1994)
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.:
Merchandise Cart Collision
[January 2010; 1,085 pages]
• Profiles a case where a customer was injured
by a Wal-Mart employee moving merchandise
• Court documents include a complaint,
requests for production, interrogatories, a
motion for summary judgment, motions in
limine, proposed jury voir dire questions,
proposed jury instructions, and briefs
• Materials provided in response to plaintiff
discovery motions for corporate manuals,
safety guidelines, and employee manuals
• Depositions of Wal-Mart employees, a
treating physician, a vocational rehabilitation
expert, and a defense expert physician
• Additional resources include AAJ Education
papers discussing discovery, damages,
deposition techniques, and causation
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Slip and Fall
[UPDATED January 2012; 2,511 pages]
• Documents from four Wal-Mart slip
and fall cases highlighting Wal-Mart’s
failure to adhere to its own policies
• Trial transcripts, including opening
statements, closing argument, and
examinations of Wal-Mart employees
• Depositions of Wal-Mart managers and trainers
• Court documents including Wal-Mart’s answers
to interrogatories and request for production
• Documents outlining store policies and
guidelines on a range of issues, as well
as AAJ Education speaker papers, Trial
articles, and verdicts and settlements
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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PRODUCTS LIABILITY
Bed Rail Entrapment
[UPDATED January 2011; 1,331 pages]
• Profiles wrongful death actions where
the decedents were killed as a result
of bed rail entrapment at hospitals
and long-term care facilities
• Sample court documents including
complaints, interrogatories, requests for
production, requests for admissions, trial
briefs, and a motion for summary judgment
• Includes details on the physical apparatus of
bed rails, the bed manufacturer’s responsibility
for design, and related products liability issues
• Depositions of geriatric medicine experts,
director of nursing, and state investigator as
well as depositions of key bed manufacturer
employees including: Director of Regulatory
Affairs, Design Engineer, Account
Executive, and Field Representative
• Opening statement and closing argument
transcripts and transcripts from the direct and
cross-examination of geriatric medicine experts
• FDA materials including safety alert, bed
safety guide, and clinical guidance assessment
and AAJ Education speaker papers
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
Explosion Cases
[UPDATED June 2013; 4,141 pages]
• Comprehensive resource for plaintiff
attorneys handling explosion cases
• Profiles cases involving an oil heater,
hot water heater, breaker panel, plastic
gasoline container, hydrocarbon refinery,
propane tank, and natural gas line.
• Reports by experts in engineering, safety,
human factors, design and operations,
neuropsychiatry, life care planning, and more
• Depositions of engineers, engineering
consultants, plant employees, petroleum
and safety consultant, psychiatrist,
and a surgeon from a burn unit
• Numerous court documents include complaints,
answers, interrogatories and requests for
production, designation of expert witnesses,
verdict forms, opposition to defendant’s motion
for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, and
opposition to defendant’s motion for new trial
• Transcripts of opening statements
and closing arguments
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• Additional resources include outlines for
deposing defense experts in engineering,
presenting burn injuries and noneconomic damages to the jury, using
demonstrative evidence, and a survey
of recent verdicts and settlements
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
NEW UPDATE! Litigating Claims Against
Foreign Manufacturers: China
[UPDATED January 2014; 989 pages]
• Addresses service of process, venue
and forum, jurisdiction, the discovery
process, and enforcing judgments
against foreign manufacturers,
including checklist, rules, statutes, State
Department documents, and case law
• Documents specific to litigating claims
against Chinese manufacturers including
governing laws, treaties, and conventions,
court documents, sample letters rogatory
(method of obtaining judicial assistance
from abroad), e-mails between Chinese
manufacturer and distributor establishing
punitive damages claim, State Department
documents, and tips and strategies
• Court documents including complaints,
motion to dismiss for lack of personal
jurisdiction, brief regarding letters rogatory,
letters rogatory, written discovery requests,
and deposition of defendant importer
• Information regarding federal legislation and
hearing testimony on the Foreign Manufacturers
Legal Accountability Act, S. 1606, H.R. 4678
• AAJ Education speaker papers and
Trial articles addressing general claims
against foreign manufacturers, including
claims specifically against China
Tasers: Unsafe and Lethal
[UPDATED December 2010; 4,409 pages]
• Injuries and deaths caused by Taser electronic
control devices (ECDs) have resulted in
suits against both Taser International,
Inc. and the cities and municipalities
where these devices are used
• Complaints from five cases alleging injuries and
wrongful death from Taser products and the
use of excessive force and civil rights violations
• Sample discovery documents, motions and
memoranda, depositions, and trial transcripts
from the first successful verdict against
Taser International and the first products
liability suit settled by Taser International
• Depositions of key Taser International
employees, including the CEO and Founder
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RAILROAD
Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)
[May 2013; 1,837 pages]
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and procedures, and AAJ Education
speaker papers addressing discovery
considerations, defenses and defense
tactics, settlement, and whistle blowing
[Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]
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Abraham & Associates
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.
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Adele Kimmel*
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Ventura Ribeiro & Smith
Louisville, Kentucky
Riverdale, Maryland
Danbury, Connecticut
Jeff Scott Olson
Jay R. Vaughn, Esq.
Joseph Ficarrotta, Esq.
The Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm, SC
Schachter Hendy & Johnson, P.S.C.
Wilkes & McHugh, PA
Madison, Wisconsin
Fort Wright, Kentucky
Tampa, Florida
Michael Pierce
David A. Wenner
Marlene Goldenberg
Arnold & Itkin, LLP
Snyder & Wenner
Goldenberg Law, PLLC
Houston, Texas
Phoenix, Arizona
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jordan S. Powell
Claude Wyle
Justin Hakala
Levin & Perconti
Choulos, Choulos & Wyle
Morgan & Meyers, PLC
Chicago, Illinois
San Francisco, California
Dearborn, Michigan
Jesse Reiter
Reiter & Walsh, P.C.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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