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Thinking Out of the Box: How Complex Civil Litigation Helped a Diamond Merchant

For Businesses| January 27, 2015

Clients come to Cooper & Elliott because complex civil litigation is one of the areas where we excel. And because we want to help, there is nothing we dislike more than delivering bad news. And the initial news we had to give Henry Jackson* was devastating.  Henry was a diamond merchant from New York who …

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For Justice in a Personal Injury Case, There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Strategy

For Individuals| January 20, 2015

One thing is consistent about our cases: no two are alike. That means we have to closely look at each personal injury case based on its own unique circumstances in order to best serve our clients. The case that follows is a perfect example. By looking beyond the conventional wisdom for such incidents and crafting …

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Ginny Lefever Appointed to Board of Life After Justice

Legal News And Updates| January 9, 2015

As a long-time supporter and fan of Ginny Lefever, we want to take this opportunity to congratulate her on her appointment to the board of Life After Justice.  Founded by exonerees Jarrett Adams and Antoine Day, Life After Justice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting wrongfully convicted men and women rebuild their lives after …

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Beyond Civil Litigation: Healing After Justice is Served

Malpractice| December 23, 2014

The case that follows tragically demonstrates the obstacles clients and their civil litigation lawyers face when trying to reach a positive long-term outcome beyond the courtroom. A good worker under bad circumstances Josh* was a meat inspector with the United States Department of Agriculture. He was a great guy: young, idealistic, dedicated. In addition, his …

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How Justice, Compensation, and Listening Helped a Family Heal After a Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death| December 11, 2014

It was a family’s worst nightmare. Around 5:00 one morning, Genie Henderson*, a 21-year-old with a job at a senior living facility, was on her way to work driving northbound on the local highway. She had no way of knowing that a drunk driver, having mistaken an exit ramp for an on-ramp, was driving southbound …

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