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Tips to Reduce Confirmation Bias in Jurors, Attorneys, and Clients - Part 2 of 2
In part 1 of this topic , we defined confirmation bias and explained how jurors make early, biased judgments due to the fact that all the informati...
Steve Wood, Ph.D. & Bill Kanasky, Jr., Ph.D.
Avoid Bad Litigation Outcomes by Steering Clear of These Mock Trial Mistakes
When something goes poorly with a case, the first question often posed is, ‘Whose fault is it?’ Blaming others is natural, and individuals often wan...
Top 4 Tips for Insurance Defense
Nuclear settlements and verdicts remain a significant problem for defendants and insurance companies. With considerable economic issues surrounding...
5 Common Litigation Consulting Misconceptions
You’ve likely heard some common misconceptions surrounding litigation consulting, some being that it is too expensive or is only useful for high-exp...
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...