Articles by Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

Motions in Limine: The Complete Guide

Whether representing the plaintiff or defendant, there are certain facts that simply shouldn’t be permissible in court. Often, these facts are highly prejudicial to a case—so much so, that a jury’s decision could be in some way colored by this…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Statutes of Limitations

In the wake of COVID-19’s first wave, businesses across the country were forced to shutter or make significant changes to hours of operation and staff interactions with the public. These pandemic workarounds also extended to the justice system. For many…

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Litigation Trends in the Post COVID-19 World

The novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc on American industries and, as such, over 2,500 related lawsuits have already been filed in state and federal courts. These claims cover topics ranging from banks’ handling of relief funds to medical malpractice and…

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Equifax Offers $30.5 Million Settlement to Banks for Data Breach Claims

Consumer credit reporting agency, Equifax, Inc. recently agreed to settle class action claims that it failed to protect consumers’ data, resulting in a massive security breach. This breach exposed 147 million Americans’ personal information to potential theft and exploitation. According…

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McDonald’s Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Workplace Safety Concerns

McDonald’s faces a class action lawsuit and an administrative action from workers who claim that McDonald’s failed to provide adequate notification, social distancing, or personal protective equipment (PPE) in the face of the novel coronavirus. Chicago: Concerns About Failures to…

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Best Ways for Expert Witnesses to Participate in Mediation

Expert witnesses who participate in mediation typically do so in order to explain or clarify complex technical or scientific issues. Even though expert witnesses are permitted to opine in mediations, in practice, they are rarely called to participate. Bringing an…

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Cruise Lines Face Lawsuits From Passengers and Crew Over COVID-19 Outbreaks

The novel coronavirus has exposed a number of negligent, reckless, and even intentional failings in a number of industries. But some of the greatest public health failings during the time of COVID-19 have occurred on cruises. According to the Centers…

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COVID-19 Consumer Class Action Litigation Roundup

COVID-19 has created a host of uncertainties in every area of modern life. In doing so, it has also given rise to a number of filed or anticipated lawsuits in various areas. Here are a few of the most prominent…

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Are Expert Witness Directories on the Decline?

Expert witness directories were once considered state of the art sources for expert witness information. Today, however, the influx of data-driven resources and advances in litigation technology have directly diminished the once-held value of expert witness directories. In particular, specialized…

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Tips for Working With a First-Time Expert Witness

Many attorneys seek expert witnesses who have litigation experience in addition to their technical or scientific knowledge. In some cases, however, the most knowledgeable expert may be one who has never served as an expert witness before. A first-time expert…

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