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Blog Posts in August, 2008

  • ADVOCACY . . . FROM THE EYES OF A YOUNG LAWYER

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 22-Aug-2008

    Being a lawyer is much bigger than going to court, drafting pleadings and discovery, taking depositions, and the like. Being a lawyer means that you have committed yourself to the art and idea of ADVOCACY. Advocacy is defined by Webster 's dictionary as "the act or process of advocating or supporting a cause or proposal." Yes, this is true, but advocacy begins before a pleading is ever filed or ...
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  • The Importance of Eye Contact

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 20-Aug-2008

    When you are speaking to a person and they do not make eye contact with you, are they lying? Not necessarily. Studies have shown that lack of eye contact while speaking with someone is driven more by some overwhelming emotion rather than truthfulness. Could the person you are speaking to be lying? Sure they could - the overwhelming emotion that person is feeling may stem from the fact they are ...
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  • AAJ Names 10 Worst Insurance Companies

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 18-Aug-2008

    The American Association for Justice ("AAJ") released a report identifying the 10 worst insurance companies in America. The report is called "the Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America - How They Raise Premiums, Deny Claims and Refuse Insurance to Those Who Need it Most." AAJ identified these insurance companies by undertaking a comprehensive investigation of court documents, ...
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  • Allan M. Siegel Writes First President's Message

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 13-Aug-2008

    Allan M. Siegel was installed as the President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. on May 10, 2008. As President, Allan writes a quarterly message to the trial lawyer members, which is published in DC TRIAL, the association's magazine. In Allan's first message he acknowledges how the association has grown over the years as a result of the hard work of all of ...
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  • Partner Allan Siegel's Success Against the Post Office Continues

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 11-Aug-2008

    Allan M. Siegel recently settled a case against the United States Postal Service for $97,500. Our client was driving home from a night club when she was struck in the rear by a tractor trailer owned by the postal service. The postal worker alleged that he struck our client's vehicle because her rear taillights were not working. However, he admitted that he saw her vehicle 50 yards back, yet ...
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  • Why Do Drownings and Near-Drownings Occur?

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 5-Aug-2008

    Our community has recently suffered through an extraordinary number of drowning and near-drownings. The only explanation for a child drowning or nearly drowning is a failure on the part of supervisors to do their job. That is the sole cause of a near-drowning or for a child to drown. The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has represented families whose children have drowned ...
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  • The Number One Complaint About Lawyers

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 1-Aug-2008

    People love to talk about legal issues in the news, cases and verdicts they have heard about, the latest laws passed by Congress or proposed by the President, and lawyers these friends and family may have encountered in their life or business. However, when I speak with people about lawyers and the law, the number one complaint I hear over and over again is that lawyers are often very difficult ...
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