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Jury Research: The ROI of Mock Trials and Focus Groups
Jury research, particularly mock trials and focus groups, provide a wealth of information and is a powerful tool for case evaluation and trial prepa...
Addressing Common Civil Litigation Mistakes
Unexpectedly high damage awards in civil cases that appear to be resolved based upon their perceptual value at the jury level, rather than their act...
Avoiding Nuclear Meltdown: How to Constrain Generous Juries
Headline verdict amounts continue to rise, dragging up settlement values and turning claims scenarios into high-stakes negotiations. AM Best has ass...
How Defense Attorneys Can Avoid Trucking Case Nuclear Verdicts
The transportation and trucking industry has historically been an easy target for litigation, with nuclear verdicts, remarkably, a consistently incr...
Unobvious Sources Impacting Witness Performance and Jury Response - Part 1
Intense emotions, such as fear or anger, can mentally wear down witnesses at deposition and during a jury trial. While it is understandable for witn...
Risks of Cognitive Fatigue to Consider During Witness Preparation
To avoid nuclear settlements, litigation teams need to place a higher priority on a strong deposition performance during witness preparation. One of...
Are millennials to blame for nuclear verdicts?
Nuclear verdicts are causing concern for defense counsel and insurers. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) evaluated verdicts of ...
Melissa Loberg, Ph.D. & Lorie Sicafuse, Ph.D.
Litigation trends in 2021 - part 2
In part 1 of this topic , we covered litigation trends and developments including an increase in settlements, changing juror perceptions, the fragi...
The impact of social inflation on insurance - a webinar
Insurers complain of a rise of large jury awards, juror anti-business bias and investor-funded litigation. A panel of claims and legal experts exami...