Cooper Elliott Blog category: For Businesses

Arbitration: A Valuable Tool for Business Dispute Resolution

October 9, 2018

Each victim’s case comes with a unique set of circumstances. Those circumstances dictate which method of resolution is best suited to achieve the desired results for both parties. In some personal injury and wrongful death cases for example, the dynamics are such that a settlement can achieve a better outcome for victims than a jury …

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Reclaiming One Man’s Future through Shareholder Dispute Resolution

September 20, 2018

Business thrives on promises made with good intentions and integrity. When those promises are committed to signed documents, they become contractual obligations that compel the parties to live up to their promises even though good intentions and integrity may wane. When promises made in good faith are subsequently discarded in the wake of ego and …

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Methods for Optimizing Jury Selection and Voir Dire

February 23, 2016

Voir dire is a legal term you may have heard before. It’s a critical element of the jury selection process, where prospective jurors are questioned about their background and evaluated on their likelihood to optimally serve on a jury. During voir dire, civil litigation attorneys on both sides try to identify biases that could affect …

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Positioning the Jury as the Protagonist

February 16, 2016

For personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, clear, effective communication is a vital element of any successful case. A key theme we’ve discussed before is how good communication with our clients enables us to seek justice and healing on their behalf. In this post, we’re going to examine effective communication from another perspective: that of …

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The Background Check That Failed: Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys Prove Employer Negligence

November 17, 2015

The evidence was clear: Randall Smith* was a dangerous man. At the time of this case, he was in his 50s and had a criminal record that stretched back into his 20s—it was dotted with violent crimes in several states. He had most recently served a nine year sentence in an Ohio prison for kidnapping …

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20+20: A Look at How Advances in Video Technology Affect Trials

November 4, 2015

As we continue to celebrate our firm’s 20 years of being in practice and forecast the next 20 years, we like to reflect on the changes we’ve seen in the legal system, and how those changes will impact the future. An area of change that we find quite interesting is the court system’s adaptation of …

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Cooper & Elliott 20/20: The Changing Landscape of Legal Research

September 29, 2015

As we celebrate our firm’s 20 years in the legal profession and forecast the next 20 years, we want to highlight legal research—the cornerstone of building a solid case for a client. Over the past two decades, legal research has gone from books to digital downloads, law libraries to computers and tablets. This is mostly …

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20+20: The Blame Game – A Defense Tactic We Don’t Allow

September 1, 2015

The blame game in court – it’s not your fault This year marks our 20th anniversary of fighting for our clients’ rights. We’ve seen a lot during that time, enough to know the tactics defense attorneys like to use again and again—and how to combat them. In this article, we’re taking a look back at …

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