Law360.com recently featured the South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities, Inc., No. 2013-001291 (South Carolina 2017), as one of the five most important but potentially overlooked insurance rulings in the first quarter of this year. The Harleysville case points out the peril insurers face for issuing general, non-specific reservations of rights letter.
As a trial lawyer whose practice has spanned over 35 years, John Conti has come to recognize that a well-crafted opening statement is the cornerstone of success in a courtroom.
Drawing upon lessons from over 175 jury trials, Mr. Conti has written an article describing the development of an opening statement from the unique perspective of the Defendant.
That article, “The Opening Statement for the Defense,” was recently published in California Litigation, the Journal of the Litigation Section for The State Bar of California.
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