Sunday, August 19, 2012
Have you ever heard the phrase "Ex-Parte" communication?
'Ex parte' is a phrase that really means 'one-sided'. When you bring a lawsuit seeking money damages in a civil lawsuit, you are not supposed to have one-sided conversations with the judge or jury.
Instead, the lawyer who represents the people you have sued are also supposed to be present for any conversation with the judge. This way the judge is not exposed to just one side of the conversation or argument. Both parties have a right and an opportunity to be heard before the court.
There are some instances where the court will obviously want to speak to each attorney individually, such as when settlement negotiations are taking place. However, during court conference and pre-trial conferences, the parties are always there together when speaking to the judge.
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Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.
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