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Key Considerations for Defense Teams in Civil Jury Trials - Part 2
In part 1 of this topic , we discussed how counsel and claims professionals must consider juror perceptions and the mental state of jurors in their...
5 Preparation Strategies for Healthcare Witnesses
Medical malpractice litigation can generate devastating and unnecessary financial and emotional repercussions, causing difficulty and turmoil for he...
4 Witness Preparation Strategies That Work For Difficult Witnesses
Witness performance is unequivocally the leading determinant of verdicts and damage awards. The immense magnitude that witness performance has on se...
How to Prepare a Defensive Witness to Succeed During Testimony
The brain is inherently wired to defend itself in the face of an adversary, attempting to guard or shield oneself from attack or injury. However, un...
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...
How to Prepare Your Witness to Identify and Avoid Reptile Attacks
In an era of neuropsychological manipulation, plaintiff reptile tactics are particularly proficient in eliciting nuclear settlements. Reptile attack...
Preventing Fight-or-Flight Responses During Witness Testimony - Part 1
Witnesses who respond from a place of emotion rather than a place of rational cognition not only inhibit defense counsel from effectively defending ...
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...
Jury trials during a pandemic: what to consider - part 3
In part 1 of this article about the key factors that trial attorneys, in-house counsel, and claims professionals should consider in evaluating the ...
Melissa Loberg, Ph.D. & Lorie Sicafuse, Ph.D.