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By John A. Day
Did you know a litigant is limited to no more than two "new trials" in any action?
The relevant statute is T.C.A. Sec. 27-2-101. Here it is:
"Not more than two (2) new trials shall be granted to the same party in an action at law, or upon the trial by jury of an issue of fact in equity."
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Intellectual Property Trials Disappear
During final preparation for my Illinois State Bar Association program on "ADR in IP" I checked recent federal court statistics on trials for IP cases. I was amazed.We've all heard about the declining number of federal court trials overall...
Limit on review of war crimes issues
The D.C. Circuit Court, giving the Pentagon a significant victory as it prepares war crimes trials, ruled on Friday that the Court has no authority to hear challenges to those trials until after there is a final conviction or a not-guilty verdict that is then upheld by a top Pentagon official and, for a conviction, [...
This weeks stats
From public defender blogger Ipse Dixit: 4: number of trials on calendar today2: number of trials set to call the prosecution’s bluff2: number of trial dismissals because the prosecution was unable to proceed1: number of clients with excellent cases for trial who could not afford to take time off of work to hold trial and entered [...
New E-book Collection
The Law Library has added a large number of new e-books to our collection with the purchase of the Hein World Trials Library.HeinOnline?s World Trials Collection contains not only trial transcripts and other critical court documents, but also trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials...
This week's stats
4: number of trials on calendar today2: number of trials set to call the prosecution's bluff2: number of trial dismissals because the prosecution was unable to proceed1: number of clients with excellent cases for trial who could not afford to take time off of work to hold trial and entered a plea bargain1: number of trials trailed until Monday1: number of clients who shared extremely important information with me 7 months after it would have been helpful for me to have received such information1: number of my clients on informal probation who are back in custody now facing life in prison on strike number 360: age of third strike client1: number of percipient witnesses who contacted me AFTER plea bargain, whose names and information were not included in discovery4: number of times I had to leave the courtroom instead of getting into a screamin g match with a prosecutor1: number of clients who broke down crying upon learning that a family member was present in court and would have to learn what she did to try and pay her rent1: number of clients with mental retardation facing state prison2: clients in protective custody with a "green light"1: number of clients awaiting deportation who have given birth to a child while in custody1: number of complaining witnesses trying to shake my client down for money35: new cases assigned for the month4: number of clients who expressed heartfelt thanks for fighting for them
KS Supremes: All juveniles have a right to a jury trial
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Snip: The court ruled 6-1 that the state's juvenile trials have changed over the years to more closely resemble adult criminal trials. Changes in the law have "eroded the benevolent, child-cognizant, and rehabilitative" nature of juvenile trials, according to the...