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05.07.2001

Tips on how to try soft-tissue cases effectively

The credibility of your client is the key to prevailing in a soft-tissue case, Minneapolis plaintiffs’ attorney Peter Riley told attendees at a recent personal injury continuing legal education course. Riley provided audience members with pointers on how to select and prepare a personal injury case, how to settle a case, and if it does…

04.01.2001

Masters of Disaster – When tragedy strikes, this superb personal-injury lawyer can help ease the pain.

Stubborn, Emotional and Excellent When asked how he happened into a career as a trial lawyer, Peter Riley says, “The how and the why are both easy for me. Both my parents were lawyers.” Riley is proud to say that his father was a Hennepin County district judge, and his mother graduated from law school…

04.01.2001

Master of Disaster

Peter Riley: Stubborn, Emotional, and Excellent When asked how he happened into a career as a trial lawyer, Peter Riley says, “The how and the why are both easy for me. Both my parents were lawyers.” Riley is proud to say that his father was a Hennepin County district judge, and his mother graduated from…

12.20.1999

When to make a federal case out of it

In a case that can be filed in either federal or state court, which forum should you choose? With federal filings in Minnesota down 29 percent in the last year, a number of local practitioners said that they would opt to bring their case in the U.S. District Court. Among the reasons cited by practitioners…

10.11.1999

Proposal would abolish peremptory removals

The Conference of Chief Judges is considering a proposal that would eliminate lawyers’ right to peremptory removal of judges in civil and criminal trials. Currently, attorneys can have the first judge assigned to their case removed without offering any reason for their request. Subsequent removals require a showing of cause, such as prejudice on the…

10.11.1999

Insurers ‘get tough’ with soft tissue cases

Soft tissue injury cases are increasingly likely to proceed to trial due to “get tough” pre-suit strategies adopted by many insurance companies. Under the new approach, insurance companies deny many soft tissue injury claims, and restrict the discretion of their adjusters to negotiate. Even in cases of clear liability, insurance companies are directing their adjusters…

04.26.1999

Successfully settling a pre-existing injury case

It can be difficult for a plaintiff to settle a personal-injury action if the plaintiff had pre-existing injuries. The defense will undoubtedly maintain the injuries that the plaintiff is seeking were not caused by the defendant. However, despite the difficulties in proving causation, a significant recovery is possible — as evidenced by a recent $85,000…

02.05.1999

Peter Riley Receives National Certification as a Civil Trial Specialist

Minneapolis, MN (February 5, 1999) – The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. is pleased to announce that Peter W. Riley Esq., has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as a Civil Trial Specialist. The NBTA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1977, was created in the public interest to…

12.01.1997

“Minnesota No-Fault: Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law”

Article Co-Editor: Peter W. RileyArticle Editor: James R. Schwebel

09.01.1996

“Effective Use Of The Law Of Juror Selection”

Article Author: Peter W. Riley MTLA Magazine, Fall 1996 By: Peter W. Riley Experienced trial lawyers recognize the critical importance of attorney-conducted voir dire in assuring the fair trial of civil actions.  While much has been written about the style of inquiry on voir dire, many attorneys have little concept, beyond a vague notion that…

09.01.1991

“Swimming Pool and Diving Injuries”

Article Author: Peter W. Riley I. INTRODUCTION Although they are one of the country’s most popular forms of recreation, water sports, and specifically swimming and diving, are also quite dangerous.  Statistics from the National YMCA Aquatic Program indicate that there are over 300 drownings in private pools every year.  In the period 1945 through 1983,…

09.01.1980
02.02.1970

“Overcoming Juror Bias”

Guest Speaker: Peter W. Riley

02.02.1970
02.02.1970

“Discovery in UM/UIM Cases”

Guest Speaker: Peter W. Riley

02.02.1970
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