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October 2015

October 30, 2015 3:01 PM | Posted by Christine Davis Graves | Permalink
The Appellate Practice and Trial Support Practice Group of Carlton Fields held its Third Annual Appellate Forum for Trial Lawyers on October 23, 2015, in Miami, Florida.  This free half-day CLE seminar is offered to trial lawyers, during which our appellate specialists provide the appellate lawyer’s unique view on all aspects of trial. In a small group and conversational setting, our appellate advocates share hard-won and surprising tips, as well as important new developments in the law. read more
October 8, 2015 9:36 AM | Posted by Matthew J. Conigliaro | Permalink
The trouble began with an off-the-record charge conference. Both sides proposed standard breach of contract jury instructions, but the defendant added additional language. The trial court gave the defendant’s version. The court also permitted the parties to place exceptions to the instructions on the record, but in doing so the plaintiffs made a general objection to not giving all of their proposed instructions without specifically discussing the additional language in the breach instruction. read more