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Blog Posts in April, 2008

  • Requests to Inspect and Photographing

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 28-Apr-2008

    Requests to inspect the premises of a manufacturing facility, a location at which there was a slip and fall or any other location relevant to the lawsuit in the custody and control of the opponent is a frequently utilized discovery device. The lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. will frequently take their video or other cameras, and occasionally an expert, to inspect, ...
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  • On May 10, 2008 Partner Allan M. Siegel will be inducted as the President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, D.C. ("DC-TLA") at is Annual Awards Dinner which is being held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The organization will also be honoring the American Association of Justice President, Kathleen Flynn Peterson, Retired Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Howard Chasanow, ...
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  • Basic discovery - serving interrogatories

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 16-Apr-2008

    Interrogatories are a set of written questions presented to an opponent for them to answer, in writing, under oath. A sample set of interrogatories in an automobile accident is appended below this blog for those of you curious to see the types of questions Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel would likely present to an opponent in an automobile accident case. A sample of interrogatories sent ...
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  • A new meaning of the word "motion"

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 11-Apr-2008

    We have discussed the process of how a lawsuit begins with the filing of a complaint, the service of a summons and complaint, and the response called an "Answer". There is a general interest in knowing other components and theories relating to how a lawsuit is processed and how it proceeds. During the course of a lawsuit, there are times when a party wants to ask the court to do something. It ...
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  • The lawyers of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel frequently meet with clients who come in as a family or friends all injured in the same accident. One of these individuals was the driver and the rest were passengers. All of the individuals may describe the collision in similar fashion stating, for example, that the other person went through the red light or stop sign. With the evidence ...
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  • Clients are frequently asked to provide recorded statements to an insurance carrier representative shortly after an accident takes place. Any individual that becomes a client of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is informed immediately not to have any contact with the insurance carrier representing the wrongdoer. The insurance carrier for the other party does not have a right to ...
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