“Trial lawyer” and “litigator” are often interchanged as though they mean the same thing. A litigator may be a great trial lawyer, and a trial lawyer may also be a great litigator. However, there are differences in the terminology.
Double jeopardy is a law that stops the government from trying a defendant more than once for the similar or same charges following a legal conviction or acquittal. In addition, the legal theory of double jeopardy protects a person from being subject to successive punishments for the same offense. California has [...]
Do you have to be under contract to be sued for breach of contract? By its very term, “breach of contract” presupposes the existence of a contract. Hence, the parties in a breach of contract case must be under contract or a valid, legal agreement. Perhaps a better way to frame [...]
As a breach of contract attorney in San Diego, I know suing or getting sued for breach of contract requires three elements which may be compared to a camera’s tripod. Like a tripod, if one element or “leg” is missing, then the tripod or case cannot stand. The three elements that [...]
Nearly every legal claim has a statute of limitations. Some are as short as thirty (30) days. Others may be longer. The concept of statute of limitation came about after World War II and the war crimes trial of Nazi officers. The statute of limitations for war crimes is rather long.