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“In over 40 years of criminal and civil trial experience I found that only two things are required to win a case. First, get the judge or jury to want to decide in your favor. Second, show them how…”
“Quantifying personal injury damages is about predicting uncertain events, both past and future. The lay person turns to her counsel who…forecasts a range were both past and future lose of earnings ought to fall at trial.”
“Prosecuting highway maintenance cases are tough and expensive. It is important to compile the evidence, obtain your expert(s), and refine your theory of liability…”
“Money is a barren substitute for health and personal happiness, but to the extent, within reason, that money can be used to sustain or improve the mental or physical health of the injured person it may properly form part of a claim…”
Published in the October 2009 edition of the Verdict
How do you maintain the interest of the jury in the age of Google, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook?
A behavioural study commissioned by Lloyds TSB Insurance reveals that the average attention span is now just five minutes and seven seconds, compared to more than twelve minutes a decade ago.
Jury research shows that by the time of closing submissions, the vast majority of jurors believe they have already made up their minds.
A wise man once told me that there is no real difference between how you put together and present a big case, and how you put together and present a small case, except for the number of zeros after the result.
For years, in my practice, the weeks and months following my client’s examination for discovery were a key time frame in my personal injury cases.
“…The insurer’s exclusive power to settle can entice the insurer to gamble with the assets of its insured. Can the insurer gamble with impunity or does the law impose an affirmative duty on the insurer to settle for the policy limits where an excess judgment is likely?”
“In motor vehicle accident cases where the plaintiff has suffered serious injuries, the damages will often exceed the third party insurance coverage…”