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A promissory estoppel claim requires evidence that plaintiff took action in reliance on defendant’s promise, which caused plaintiff to suffer a definite and substantial detriment

Posted in *All Posts, Litigation, Promissory Estoppel

Once the time has passed for a party to amend its complaint as a matter of right, that party may amend a pleading only by written consent of the adverse party or by leave of court which shall be freely given in the interest of justice

Posted in *All Posts, Amend Pleadings, Litigation, Motions, Procedure

A plaintiff may amend its complaint once an answer has been filed, only by written consent of the adverse party or by leave of court which shall be freely given in the interest of justice

Posted in *All Posts, Amend Pleadings, Litigation, Motions, Procedure

The defense of qualified immunity

Posted in *All Posts, Defense, Litigation, Tort Claims Act, Torts

Issue preclusion

Posted in *All Posts, *Federal Court, Judicial Estoppel, Litigation

Child welfare workers are entitled to absolute immunity for their actions on behalf of the state in preparing for, initiating, and prosecuting dependency proceedings

Posted in *All Posts, *Federal Court, Child Abuse, Defense, Litigation, Torts

Only a party or the party’s legal representative may be allowed relief from an order or judgment

Posted in *All Posts, Litigation, Relief from judgment

Only parties to the litigation may be allowed to amend pleadings

Posted in *All Posts, Litigation, Procedure

The statute of repose

Posted in *All Posts, Real-estate, Statute of Limitations

A claim for tortious injury to real property or for recovery on a contract claim shall be commenced within six years after the cause of such action shall have accrued

Posted in *All Posts, Contracts, Real-estate, Statute of Limitations

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