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A judgment by default is not favored in divorce suits

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December 15, 2014 at 9:39 am

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A motion for a new trial or, alternatively, an additur, based on a claim that a jury award was against the weight of the evidence, should not be granted unless it clearly and convincingly appears’ that the award was so deficient that it constitutes a miscarriage of justice

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December 12, 2014 at 7:24 am

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A party is not permitted to first try a case without counsel and, after he loses, hire counsel and start over with a new trial

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December 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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Statutes of limitation

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December 9, 2014 at 7:40 am

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The litigation privilege is intended to protect witnesses in judicial proceedings from subsequent civil lawsuits

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December 9, 2014 at 7:38 am

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Relief from judgment due to mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect

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December 2, 2014 at 9:41 am

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Punitive Damages

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November 29, 2014 at 11:39 am

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A court lacks jurisdiction over, and thus the authority to enter judgment against, a defendant who has not been properly served with process

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November 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

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The decision whether to grant or deny a motion to vacate a default judgment must be guided by equitable considerations

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November 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

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Motion for recusal

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November 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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