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Will Newman
Litigator at Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP
Part of my work involves reading court decisions to keep abreast of how judges decide the types of cases I handle. In a recent blog post, I share some thoughts on recent litigation decisions, including one decision about which I wrote an article for the ABA Litigation Section magazine Litigation News.

https://www.unpredictableblog.com/blog/november-2021
Will Newman
Litigator at Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP
At the start of many lawsuits, the parties need to reveal facts about themselves and the case. Among other reasons, they do this to enable the other parties to focus their discovery efforts and to allow everyone to identify possible conflicts of interest.

I wrote a blog post about initial disclosures, possibly one of the most fascinating parts of litigation only because anything is possible: https://www.unpredictableblog.com/blog/initial-disclosures
Will Newman
Litigator at Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP
Although litigants may disagree on many facts in a case, there are often many other facts that are not in dispute. For example, parties may agree that they were in a certain place at a certain time, but disagree about what took place. To reduce the amount of evidence that parties need to show at trial, and to focus the proceedings just on the matters at issue, courts often permit or require parties to agree through a stipulation that various facts are true.

https://www.unpredictableblog.com/blog/stipulated-facts
Will Newman
Litigator at Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP
Nigeria is home to Africa’s largest economy and population. To serve them, its legal system draws on diverse traditions. Most other countries do not have courts that apply British common law and Islamic shariah law.

To learn more, I asked Chinedum Umeche, a litigator at the law firm Banwo & Ighodalo in Lagos to share information about his firm’s litigation practice.

https://www.unpredictableblog.com/blog/nigeria