Section Newsletter Articles on Verdicts

Winning chances? Client relations, math, and ethics By Daniel Kegan Intellectual Property, June 2011 Clients and others often ask attorneys for the chances of winning a dispute. Attorneys often answer, but they should not. Mathematically the wrong question is asked; numerical answers likely violate legal ethics by incompetently providing incorrect and often deceptive information. A better response provides both valid case evaluation and client emotional support without fabricating false certainty.
Appeals court nixes jury’s $1 million-plus jury verdict By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, February 2011 A look at the recent case of Casanova v. American Airlines, Inc.