A Commentary: Trial By Trial And Error

By Edward R. Hugo, Tina M. Glezakos & Bina Ghanaat of Hugo Parker LLP

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As the Alameda County Superior Court presses on with its attempt to conduct the first remote asbestos personal injury trial during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of problems irrevocably violating the parties’ due process rights continue to mount. Most recently, during a break in the plaintiffs’ cross examination –– and while the Judge conducted a sidebar with plaintiffs’ counsel, defense counsel, the court clerk, and the court reporter in a Zoom “break out room” (completely isolated in terms …


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