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Pictures of Lady Justice appear in courthouses throughout the United States blindfolded and holding the scales of justice as a visible representation of the equal and impartial application of the […]

Investigators' Stories

The tattoos tell a story. The inmate has four sisters and a brother. Her mother died at the age of 38, when the inmate was 15. The inmate left behind […]


Information and records are often delivered to interested parties in litigation and commercial transactions through the discovery or due diligence process. But memories fail. Documents are misplaced or omitted. People […]


December 31, 1862   Dear Shareholders,   You brought me in two years ago to deal with what we all hoped would be a situation that could be settled through […]


We return to continue your investigation on potential business partner Frederico “Fredo” Corleone. Depending on the scope decisions made at the beginning of the investigation, you learned that he is either […]


Welcome back. This week you continue your careful path to crafting a diligence investigation on Frederico “Fredo” Corleone, your client’s new potential business partner.  Last week, you agreed to a “basic background, […]


Last week, we learned that your client is interested in going into business with an exciting Las Vegas club owner and fantastic host named Frederico Corleone. Now, you have no choice […]


Scope is a dirty word. It is often the most critical set of decisions you will make with regard to the job you are asking your investigator to perform, and […]


It  hung in abject isolation in a small monastery in Ireland. Seen  every day, but never really seen. Unnoticed and unappreciated by every passerby hurrying to and fro. Too busy […]


From alien hunters to government conspiracists to seasoned litigators, the Freedom of Information Act Request has been inspiring abject terror and unrelenting boredom since 1967.  There are forms for forms […]


Summary of Part 1- Inferno:   Even though you live a life of unparalleled virtue (at least from time to time), you find yourself once again boarding Charon’s little boat […]


You see it every night. The television volume goes up several decibels, and suddenly you’re confronted with a law firm  seeking clients who used your product. A few months later […]


You make an assumption going in that the facts will always be there. Alive with freshness and ready to pick whenever you’re ready. So no need to worry about the […]


June 6, 1944   Nothing could have been more dependent on planning than the D-Day Invasion.   While Eisenhower valued the activities involved in planning more than the plans themselves:   […]


Much is now being written about searching jury information online and what happens when the lawyer blunders by crossing ethical boundaries. But, what has not been discussed is: what happens […]


Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC-AD65), the Roman Stoic philosopher, provides us with 2000-year-old practical wisdom for dealing with fact investigations, particularly those involving mass tort. In The Epistles, Seneca discussed the importance of focusing on the […]


Settlement talks didn’t work. And now you’re heading to a little town where you’ve never been to try a case before people you’ve never seen. You don’t know the language, […]


In an age of limitless information how do you select a jury? If the Oracle were consulting with you what priorities would she bring to the table? We know that […]