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Cities are being sued at an alarming rate by predatory attorneys. Each Tuesday, join Scott Grossberg - veteran trial lawyer, coach for elected officials, and counsel for public agencies across California - as he gives weekly insights on ways to protect your City. Whether you want to prevent a claim or lawsuit, understand defenses for pending litigation, or discover new topics to discuss with employees, this is the podcast for you as Scott shares over three decades of real world, in-the-trenches litigation experiences. [This podcast is for general information only and not intended to be legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer-client relationship.]

Cities are being sued at an alarming rate by predatory attorneys. Each Tuesday, join Scott Grossberg - veteran trial lawyer, coach for elected officials, and counsel for public agencies across California - as he gives weekly insights on ways to protect your City. Whether you want to prevent a claim or lawsuit, understand defenses for pending litigation, or discover new topics to discuss with employees, this is the podcast for you as Scott shares over three decades of real world, in-the-trenches litigation experiences. [This podcast is for general information only and not intended to be legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer-client relationship.]
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Cities are being sued at an alarming rate by predatory attorneys. Each Tuesday, join Scott Grossberg - veteran trial lawyer, coach for elected officials, and counsel for public agencies across California - as he gives weekly insights on ways to protect your City. Whether you want to prevent a claim or lawsuit, understand defenses for pending litigation, or discover new topics to discuss with employees, this is the podcast for you as Scott shares over three decades of real world, in-the-trenches litigation experiences. [This podcast is for general information only and not intended to be legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer-client relationship.]

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@sgrossberg

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English

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909-483-1850


Episodes

Beware the Promotion Through Litigation Bullying Ploy S1:E9

5/21/2019
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Our laws were originally designed to equalize the bargaining power of employees. But, those laws are now at risk of being abused and weaponized in ways that were never imagined. We are now seeing votes of no confidence, claims, and lawsuits filed against public agencies and individual management personnel in order to help employees and labor unions gain the upper edge during contract negotiations. This isn’t a new ploy. But it is becoming more widespread and certainly now being used by...

Duration:00:07:05

Learn Exactly How the Enemy is Making You an Expert for Them S1:E8

5/14/2019
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Predatory lawyers are now using trial supboenas to attempt to have you appear in court with documents. This wouldn't normally be an issue except these questionable attorneys are now using legal process to bring you into a trial in which your agency is not even remotely involved. The concept behind this new shock-and-awe scheme is to take one agency's policies and procedures and use those against another agency that has something different in place. The other side is literally pitting one...

Duration:00:10:19

Why Most Automatic Data Deletion Policies Fail S1:E7

5/7/2019
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Most public agencies have an automatic document deletion policy. This means that information and data that might pertain to a future incident, claim, or lawsuit runs the risk of being deleted in a short period of days - sometimes as little as 30 days. While there are certainly arguments to be made for the deletion of data in order to save money, there is also a balancing test that needs to take place. Have you ever really balanced the costs and impact of storage versus the costs and impact...

Duration:00:07:01

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are: Locating Critical Documents S1:E6

4/30/2019
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Part of the business of your agency is generating, receiving, storing, and accessing documents. Those documents can take form of digital information or be paper version. In today's litigation environment, you might as well expect that you will receive a California Public Records Act Request, a subpoena, and a perservation of evidence letter at some point in the process. The challenge is knowing where relevant, responsive, and non-privileged documents reside and having the ability to access...

Duration:00:08:43

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words - Especially When No Photo Exists S1:E5

4/23/2019
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We live in a visual world. As such, jurors love to see photographs and videos of an incident or incident location. Further, such visuals can help us to aggressively defend a case from the outset. While it may seem like a simple matter to take photos or videos, the fact remains that many public agencies don't know a proper workflow for creating such items. Moreover, they don't realize the visual story or context that needs to be captured and played back. Even if you have photographs and...

Duration:00:07:47

The Shotgun Approach to Being Sued: A Quick and Easy Fix S1:E4

4/16/2019
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There's nothing worse than receiving a tort claim or lawsuit and you know, with certainty, that your agency had nothing to do with the alleged incident. Moreover, you look at the list of defendants and you notice that the plaintiff attorney has taken a shotgun approach and simply named every person and entity at, near, or next to the incident location. The first thing that goes through your head is "what a waste of time, energy, and money" this will all be. The second thing that goes...

Duration:00:06:44

Short Story: Minors Can't Sign Agreements S1:E3

4/9/2019
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Most of you have facilities and programs that minors use. What are you doing to help insulate yourself from lawsuits when a minor is injured? The reality is that minors can’t sign releases, waivers, or facilities use agreements as they don’t have the ability to enter into a binding contract in California. Most importantly, you need to understand who can and can’t sign a release, waiver, or facilities use agreement on a minor’s behalf. In today's episode, you'll discover the difference...

Duration:00:07:10

At Last, The Dirty Tricks They're Using Against You Revealed S1:E2

4/2/2019
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The bad guys are coming for you. Worse, they're teaching others how to do what they do. Imagine the most aggressive plaintiff's counsel you know . . . then imagine him teaching others how to replicate his approach to suing you. In today's episode, you'll discover how CRPA requests are being used as a litigation discovery tool, how DARVO is being turned into a lawsuit weapon, what gaslighting means for your agency. You'll also learn how to start partnering with your attorney for proactive...

Duration:00:06:10

Why You Need This Podcast S1:E1

3/26/2019
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Remember the last time you were looking forward to being sued? Neither do we. That's why this podcast was created . . . to help public entities take back the courtroom! In our first episode, you and veteran trial lawyer, Scott Grossberg, will get to know each other and you'll explore his thoughts on why this type of podcast is finally needed. 30 years of defending public entities gives Scott the perfect edge for helping you promote, gain control of, and expand your risk management...

Duration:00:08:51

Introducing "Lawsuit-Proofing Your City"

3/12/2019
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Remember the last time you looked forward to being sued? Neither do we. Unfortunately, public agencies are receiving tort claims and lawsuits at an alarming rate by predatory attorneys. Beginning March 26th and each Tuesday, join Scott Grossberg - veteran trial lawyer, coach for elected officials, and counsel for public agencies across California - as he gives weekly insights on ways to protect your City. Whether you want to prevent a claim or lawsuit, understand defenses for pending...

Duration:00:00:41