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Courts Get Creative to Restart Jury Trials Amid Pandemic

It was New Mexico’s first jury trial since the pandemic crippled the U.S. criminal justice system, and defense attorney Roberta Yurcic was nervous. The court had erected a plexiglass panel on the defense table as a shield against the coronavirus, …

Prevent Runaway Jury Verdicts by Neutralizing the Reptile Theory: Viewpoint

We see the frequent headlines: A plaintiff is awarded millions of dollars in damages for a physical or emotional injury purportedly sustained at the hands of a small business or large corporation. While many applaud an injured plaintiff for holding …