Kristi Schubert

Lamothe Law Firm Files New Lawsuit

Lamothe Law Firm has filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Louisiana against Aramark which has the potential to set important legal precedent and impact the legal landscape for survivors of sex trafficking. The lawsuit alleges that a director at Aramark recruited the plaintiff for a position there with false promises of good pay… Read More

Tentative Bar Date for Claims in Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy Proceedings

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has filed a request asking that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Grabill establish September 29, 2020 as the deadline by which every individual who has ever been sexually abused at the hands of an Archdiocese employee must file their claim. This deadline, referred to as a” Bar Date,” includes abuse survivors… Read More

Studies Show Increased Gender Diversity Can Improve Outcomes

Previously published by the Louisiana Association of Justice in its publication “Louisiana Advocates” For the last fifteen years, more than half of law school graduates were women, according to the National Association of Women Lawyers. Yet today, women make up only approximately 30 percent of practicing attorneys. In 2012, women made up only 15 percent… Read More

Shifting Defense Incentives in the Age of “Metrics”

This article was written by Kristi Schubert and was previously published by the Louisiana Association for Justice in its publication, “Louisiana Advocate.” Knowledge of the interests and pressures that defense attorneys face on a daily basis can translate to better results for your plaintiff clients. In any negotiation, the more you know about your opposition,… Read More

How Representativeness Skews Judgment

This article was previously published by the Louisiana Association for Justice in their “Louisiana Advocates” publication. Representativeness: How it Skews Judgment and Why You Should Care by Kristi S. Schubert In a previous article I discussed how attorneys can achieve better results by being aware of the effects of the “anchoring heuristic,” which describes the… Read More

Guide to College Sexual Assaults

Colleges and universities are institutions for learning, growth, and somewhere, young people can take their next steps in their life journey. Yet, one in four female students at campuses across the U.S. report being the victim of some form of sexual assault. A survey conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) questioned 181,752 students… Read More

Harnessing the Power of Anchoring

Kristi Schubert is the author of this article that was recently published by the Louisiana Association of Justice in their “Louisiana Advocates” publication. Consider two sets of statements Set One: • Is the height of the tallest redwood more or less than 1,200 feet? • What is your best guess about the height of the… Read More

Refresher on the Effect of Invoking the Fifth Amendment in Civil Cases

Kristi Schubert recently published this article in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, “Louisiana Advocates.” Who can invoke the Fifth Amendment? Any individual, whether or not they are a party to the proceedings at bar, may invoke the privilege against self-incrimination. Kastigar v. United States, 406 U.S. 441, 444 (1972). When can the Fifth Amendment… Read More

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