January 2019

Merits of the Cause: Ongoing Pretrial Series

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Daniel I. Small | Judge Douglas H. Wilkins

This biweekly column, published since January 2019 and co-authored with Judge Douglas H. Wilkins, is titled "Merits of the Cause" and focuses on pretrial practice in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

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Opposing Summary Judgment by Defending the High Ground
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Summary Judgment FAQs
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Summary Judgment: Less Really Is More
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Summary Judgment: Just the Facts, Please
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Good Summary Judgment Motions: Special Issues
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Examples of Meritorious Summary Judgment Motions
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Make Sure to Raise Your Rule 12 Defenses Early
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Motions to Dismiss Can Be Sources of Confusion
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Motions to Dismiss: Confer, Confer, Confer
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Motions to Dismiss: Why and Why Not?
September 5, 2019

Risks, Obstacles in Motions to Dismiss
August 8, 2019

In Motions to Dismiss, Look Before You Leap
July 25, 2019

What Does That Even Mean?
June 27, 2019

The Rules: Know and Follow Them
June 6, 2019

Reacting to Cues in Motion Practice
May 16, 2019

Merits of the Cause: Ongoing Pretrial Series
May 2, 2019

In Motion Practice, Don't Lose Sight of the Equities
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Motion Practice Principle No. 3: Get to the Point!
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Motion Practice Principle No. 2: Follow Letter, Spirit of Page Limits
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First Basic Principle of Motion Practice: Know Your Audience
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Who's Next? Junior Lawyers and Trial Practice, Part 3
February 22, 2019

Who's Next? Junior Lawyers and Pre-Trial Practice, Part 2
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Who's Next? Involving Junior Lawyers, Part 1
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Preseason vs. Pre-Trial
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