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Legal Update: Where the Lawsuits Are

Pike, George H. (2007) Legal Update: Where the Lawsuits Are. Information Today, 24 (1). 1 - ?. ISSN 8755-6286

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The legal drama has always been a popular television staple. From Perry Mason to L.A. Law to Boston Legal these shows feature fast-moving, hard driving lawyers who resolve their clients’ legal challenges in the space of an hour. Most of us know that the legal process takes more than an hour. But even real programming like Court TV or the O.J. Simpson trials don’t show the legal process at its most complex. While the Simpson trial went on for several weeks, there was a fairly clear-cut beginning (the Bronco chase), middle (Johnny Cochran and Judge Ito) and end (acquittal), over a fairly limited time frame of a few months. But lawsuits involving business or commercial interests are often conducted not over a period of months, but over a period of years. All three stages: beginning, middle and end, are often very protracted. The parties to the lawsuit generally expect that kind of time-frame. In some cases, they may even welcome it, or at least strategically plan for it. But for those outside of the lawsuit whose interests may be affected by the outcome, the wait can become confusing and frustrating.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Pike, George H.
Date: January 2007
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Information Today
Volume: 24
Number: 1
Publisher: Learned Information, Inc., Medford, NJ
Page Range: 1 - ?
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Law > Law
School of Law > Law > Faculty Publications
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: lawsuits, legal, process, business, interests, commercial, interests, security, copyright, infringement, Google, Book, Search, data, breaches, Department, of, Veteran, Affairs, class, action, lawsuits, digital, lawsuits, negligence
ISSN: 8755-6286
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2009 14:26
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:55


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