Litigation Warrior

How cases get to the United States Supreme Court (Writ of Certiorari)

Nov 11th, 2017 | By
Federal Copyright Infringement Lawyer

Litigation Warrior – The Federal Court System Overview – United States Supreme Court Writs of Cert. Introduction The Supreme Court of the United States is a fascinating place to be.  Standing at the steps of the Courthouse and looking up at the large pillars will truly overwhelm your senses.  You will feel a sense of

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Demurrer vs. Motion to Dismiss

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
motion to dismiss and demurrer definition

Litigation Warrior – Difference between a Demurer and a Motion to Dismiss by Attorney Steve® VIDEO:  Click on the picture above to watch our video on Demurrers in California.  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to join (for FREE) our 4,000+ internet subscribers!  Just click on the Red “V” for Victory! Introduction We litigate alot of cases

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Attorney Steve’s Ultimate Deposition Tips

Dec 17th, 2016 | By
Tips to give a good deposition

Litigation Warrior – giving the best deposition possible.  Tips from the litigation trenches! VIDEO:  Click on the picture above to hear Attorney Steve explain his top 10 tips for CRUSHING your deposition and being the best witness possible.  Make sure to join over 2,500 subscribers who get our free video updates by clicking on the

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Tips to getting an injunction to stop willful copyright infringement [FRCP 65]

Nov 27th, 2016 | By
how to get an injunction in federal court

Federal Court Injunctions in Trademark and Copyright Infringement Cases – FRCP 65 Introduction When an infringer is illegally reproducing, distributing, or publicly performing or rebroadcasting your copyrighted works (ex. music, lyrics, eBook characters, art, photos, film, videos, software), you want them to STOP.  To do this legally, you need to consider seeking an “injunction” which

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How to get a law firm to accept your case

Oct 19th, 2016 | By
copyright contingency lawyer

THE LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN C. VONDRAN, P.C. – How to PITCH YOUR CASE to a law firm so they might accept it! VIDEO:  Click on the Red “V” above to watch Attorney Steve explain his tips to best help you find an attorney who will accept your case.  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to your popular

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Sample Joint Case Management Statement Northern District California

May 15th, 2016 | By
Sample Jt Case management statement Northern District

Attorney Steve Litigation Warrior – Initial Case Documents (Federal Court) Introduction This is a sample of what a case mgmt. statement looks like.  When you are in federal court in Northern District of California (ex. counties such as Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa

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What are the different types of “emotional damages” the Courts recognize?

Jan 9th, 2016 | By
Civil lawsuits and emotional damages

Introduction Types of emotional damages a Plaintiff or Cross-Defendant may seek recovery of damages for in a lawsuit Here is a list of many of the different types of emotional harms that can lead to money damages in a lawsuit.  For our Clients, please print this out and identify which apply to you.  We will

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Sample Litigation hold letter – ESI

Jun 20th, 2015 | By
Duty to preserve evidence

Sample litigation hold letter & consequences for spoilation! Introduction When you are about to go into litigation, you want to consider sending a “litigation hold letter” to the opposing party or their attorney. This blog provides a little information on this topic and a sample letter to use. What is a “litigation hold letter” When you

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Overview of California litigation process

May 1st, 2015 | By
Lawsuit process in California

Litigation essentials – Lawsuit roadmap! Introduction The following is a general legal overview of the lawsuit process.  Certain elements may vary depending upon the type of case or the court you are in.  We hope you enjoy this post.  Feel fee to share it on your social media networks. The Complaint You start a lawsuit

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Tips to succeed in settling your case in mediation

Apr 16th, 2015 | By
California Mediation Lawyers

Attorney Steve – Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR].  Hire us to help resolve your legal disputes! Introduction Many times the Courts are not set up to help parties quickly resolve their legal disputes.   However, mediation or arbitration on the other hand are often ways to try to get your case settled and are trained to

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Affirmative Defenses Checklist

Mar 19th, 2015 | By
Affirmative defenses to a lawsuit

Attorney Steve’s Litigation Essentials – How to defend in your lawsuit!  General legal information. ATTORNEY STEVE’S AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE VIDEO SERIES – IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ THIS ENTIRE BLOG, CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR VIDEO SERIES (Just $99.95).   This is great if you are either involved in a lawsuit, or legal action appears to

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Legal definition of Demurrer

Feb 16th, 2015 | By
Legal definition of Demurrer

What is a Demurrer under California Law?  Attorney Steve explains in this Litigation Warrior Video! Introduction A demurrer challenges the legal sufficiency of a complaint or one or more causes of action set forth in the complaint.  In business, real estate and intellectual property litigation, Demurrer’s are a common part of many litigations.  This blog

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5 things you must know before you file a lawsuit

Feb 14th, 2015 | By
pre-litigation strategy

Litigation Warrior – Pre-litigation strategy Introduction Taking the decision to litigate and file a lawsuit is a big step.  Before you decide to move forward and file either a state or federal lawsuit there are a few things to consider.  This blog highlights some of the important things to consider before you file your lawsuit.

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Can I delete software to avoid responding to a copyright infringement letter?

Feb 7th, 2015 | By
Evidence spoliation penalties

Civil Litigation Essentials – Preserving Evidence (“Spoilation”) in Copyright Cases. Introduction When a dispute is pending (ex. your company just received an Autodesk audit letter) it is prudent, and often required for parties to the dispute to preserve the evidence that is essential to the case.  For example, in software audit cases the audit demand

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Overview of the Arizona Firefighter Rule!

Jan 19th, 2015 | By
Phoenix personal injury lawyers negligence

Espinosa v. Schulenberg (Arizona Supreme Court explores the “Firefighter Rule”) Click to jump to Espinosa v. Schulenberg video case brief by Attorney Steve! Introduction Injuries in the workplace are common.  However, when your workplace is a burning building, dangerous accident scene on the highway, or a standoff with a gunman, the potential for injury is

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Negligence defined

Oct 13th, 2014 | By
negligence law firm

Negligence is one of the most commonly asserted causes of action.  But what is the legal definition of negligence? General definition of the tort of negligence  The general definition of negligence is failure to exercise reasonable care to safeguard others against unreasaonable risk of harm.  From a legal standpoint, the elements to prove negligence can

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