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Limitation Periods

Beware the Ides of Rule 48

The following scenario is familiar to all plaintiffs’ counsel. Consider it, for example, in the context of a slip and fall claim. Upon being retained and after having reviewed the relevant factual background, counsel chooses, wisely, to explore the prospect of resolving the claim without the need for formal proceedings. The liability insurer is like-minded… Read More »

Categories: 2011 Fall Communications, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Practice Tips

How long should you keep your closed files?

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“How long do I have to keep my closed files?” is one of the most frequent questions lawyers ask practicePRO. Certainly you don’t have to keep all files permanently – this just doesn’t make practical or economic sense. Nor is the solution as simple as a one-size-fits-all rule for when to destroy closed files (e.g.,… Read More »

Categories: 2010 Dec File Retention, Articles, Features, Firm Management, Limitation Periods
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