PROTECTING YOUR JUDGMENT
Spring 2017 ISSUE
Note: The Legal Gazette is a publication of the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Strid and the content is copyrighted to same. This publication is intended for general information and promotional purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with an experienced attorney if you have a legal question or concern.
Many attorneys go to great efforts to secure a money judgment on behalf of their client, either by default or trial, only to find thereafter that the defendant has not rushed to the post office to mail them a check in satisfaction of same.
This article is intended to address both the immediate and long-term steps that an attorney should take to protect the judgment for the best post-judgment enforcement prospects....
PREMISES LIABILITY
Summer 2015 ISSUE
Note: This article was authored by Lawrence A. Strid and was published in the Spring 2014 edition of the Orange County Trial Lawyer’s publication “THE GAVEL”. The article is copyrighted to the OCTLA but is being republished with their permission
Introduction:One of the most common inquiries made to personal injury attorneys concerns the liability of property owners to people who sustain an injury when they are on the premises.
A common misconception is that the property owner, especially if they are conducting a business, are automatically responsible for the injured person’s injury and medical bills if they are injured on the premises...
BITING THE BULLET: MEDICAL BILLS IN A POST HOWELL-CORENBAUM WORLD
Spring 2014 ISSUE
Note: This article was authored by Lawrence A. Strid and was published in the Spring 2014 edition of the Orange County Trial Lawyer’s publication “THE GAVEL”. The article is copyrighted to the OCTLA but is being republished with their permission
Introduction: Any prudent personal injury practitioner is aware of the groundbreaking precedent established in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541, holding that a plaintiff in a personal injury claim cannot claim more for past economic damages for medical expenses than what the healthcare provider accepted from a collateral source as payment in full, be the collateral source the patient’s own...
A ROADMAP FOR MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF FEE DISPUTES
Summer 2012 ISSUE
Note: This article was authored by Lawrence A. Strid and was published in the Summer 2012 edition of “The Gavel”, the official publication of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and to whom it is copyrighted and is being republished herein with its permission.
Introduction: It is an unfortunate aspect of the practice of law that if you keep at it long enough that sooner or later you will probably encounter the legal experience known as a “fee dispute” with one of your clients.
The issue will most commonly arise when you demand payment of fees owed from a client who resists or ignores such an overture, or when the client demands a refund of what they have previously paid you.

ATTORNEY FEES
Spring 2012 ISSUE
Note: The Legal Gazette is a publication of the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Strid and the content is copyrighted to same. This publication is intended for general informational and advertising purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with an experienced attorney if you have a legal concern or question.
Introduction: When it comes to hiring an attorney, the average consumer is usually unaware of how attorneys charge fees for legal services, what type of attorney’s fees may be charged, how fees may be negotiated by the client, and of how to ensure that the client has appropriate safeguards and controls over their responsibility for attorney’s fees and related costs in the matter that they retain any attorney on.
The purpose of this article is to explain the different type of fee arrangements that may be available for any given type of legal case, and what the consumer should do to make sure that they understand what they are getting involved in and that they are not being taken advantage of.

What do attorneys expect from a chiropractor who is treating their client for injuries related to a legal claim?
2011 ISSUE
Note: The Legal Gazette is a publication of the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Strid and the content is copyrighted to same. This publication is intended for general informational and advertising purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with an experienced attorney if you have a legal concern or question.
Introduction: "It is important for a personal injury client's attorney to be able to communicate with their doctor or chiropractor to present the best evidence to support their patient's injury to the adverse insurance carrier. In dealing with literally hundreds of chiropractors over the past 32 years I have made them aware of what they need to do to document their patient's injury and help to resolve the claim. To that end, the 2011 edition of the "Chiro-Legal Newsletter" is hereby provided."
VICTIM vs. FELON: SUING THE CRIMINAL DEFENDANT
WINTER 2010 ISSUE
Note: The Legal Gazette is a publication of the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Strid and the content is copyrighted to same. This publication is intended for general informational and advertising purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with an experienced attorney if you have a legal concern or question.
Introduction:Any attorney who has practiced personal injury law long enough will eventually come to grips with a personal injury claim based on an incident that is also the catalyst for the concurrent criminal prosecution of the party responsible for their client's injuries...

New Case Law, Consumer Legal Remedies Act
FALL 2010 ISSUE
Note: The Legal Gazette is a publication of the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Strid and the content is copyrighted to same. This publication is intended for general informational and advertising purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with an experienced attorney if you have a legal concern or question..
Introduction: To my clients, past and present, and to my friends and colleagues in the legal and medical professions: As many of you know, I dissolved my partnership the beginning of this year and moved to a new office in Irvine, where I am currently...

Wrongful Eviction
SPRING 2009 EDITION
LANDLORD BEWARE: THE WRONGFUL EVICTION CASE
Note: This article was authored by Lawrence A. Strid and appeared in the Winter 2009 Edition of The Gavel, and is copyrighted to the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
It can be a frustrating experience for a landlord who is renting or leasing out a room or an entire residence to find that the rental income from their tenant has ceased to be paid, but that the tenant has not vacated the premises...
Assault and Battery Claims in Civil Court
SPRING 2008 EDITION.
Most people recognize that assault and battery are criminal acts, and tend to use the two words interchangeably. In fact they denote two separate types of intentional conduct. A battery is the touching or physical contact of another that is harmful or offensive and not consented to. This type of conduct could span the gamut of conduct from a "sucker-punch" to the jaw of an unsuspecting person, to a "wet-willy" in the ear of some other unsuspecting victim. An assault is the apparent intent to commit a battery that is perceived as such by the victim, whether or not a battery is actually in fact intended...
Attorney Fee Statutes
FALL 2008 EDITION.
Many people who are involved in or are contemplating litigation are surprised to learn that the party responsible for their damages or loss is not ordinarily also responsible for their attorney’s fees incurred in the litigation...
What You Should Know About A Jury Trial
SUMMER 2007 EDITION.
The vast majority of lawsuits that are filed never go to trial. Settlements, changes of heart, and changes in circumstances of one or more of the litigants will operate to cause most litigation to be dismissed before a trial is ever had...
Collection Cases: Where’s The Money?
SPRING 2006 ISSUE
It is a common concern for some consumers to have loaned money out to another individual or entity, only to see that party renege on the deal when it is time to pay the loan back. The debtor will invariably place the lender on notice that they are not going to pay the money back via one or more of three time-honored different means:...
Retaining An Attorney
FALL 2006 EDITION.
Knowing when and how to retain an attorney may be one of the most important decisions that a consumer facing a potential or actual legal problem can ever make. It is the consumer who makes an informed decision about their choice of legal counsel who is most likely to obtain a satisfactory result from their retaining of an attorney....


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