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What’s on Employees’ Minds? Employee Rights, Pay, & Government Regulation

Most jurors are employed, either as contractors, employees, or self-employed.  What are their workplace concerns these days?  Do they feel protected?  Do they believe their pay is fair? Understanding how jurors’ employment needs and concerns have changed (or not changed) is critical in assessing the risks in your employment litigation.  Will jurors identify with the […]

How Jurors’ Attitudes About Gender and Age Discrimination in the Workplace Affect Your Case

What matters more – jurors’ discrimination experiences or their attitudes? Or are both critical? Imagine you are in jury selection and have a juror who directly experienced workplace discrimination. You have another juror who has witnessed others’ experience with workplace discrimination. And yet another who harbors the belief that gender discrimination is ingrained in today’s […]

Are Jurors Biased Against Foreign-Made Products?

Since the start of the recent economic recession, American consumers have been torn between favoring American-made products, with the idea of securing jobs in the U.S. for American workers, and the affordability of the products they need for their households.   For a product to wave the “Made in the USA” label, it can only have […]

Understanding Jurors’ Healthcare Attitudes When Preparing for Trial

Litigation in the healthcare industry is growing, not only in the number of cases, but in its scope, frequency and stakes. Interestingly, many of the same types of healthcare cases have existed for decades. What has changed most is the scale – namely, increasing class-action certifications – which has caused settlement costs to skyrocket for […]

Jurors’ Attitudes Toward All Natural Food Labels

What do jurors expect when they see the label “all natural?” “All natural” has been showing up on food labels more and more, as have lawsuits about labeling.  Litigation Insights investigated how jurors respond to labeling and food product manufacturers by collecting survey data from jury eligibles nationwide.  A sampling of results are depicted below.  […]

Jurors’ Attitudes Toward Japanese Corporations

Products and companies from Japan have had a substantial impact on the American Economy and consumers, but does our embrace of Japanese products have implications for our opinions of Japanese corporations?  Can American jurors impartially assess a case involving a foreign corporation?  Or will they instead exhibit in-group bias in favor of an American plaintiff?  […]

Jurors’ Attitudes Toward the Pharmaceutical Industry

With the vast number of prescription drugs on the market, pharmaceutical companies are one of the largest industries in the United States. But do the ubiquitous television ads for drugs – and the television ads for lawsuits against certain drugs – lead to greater awareness of the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. or toward more […]

Jurors’ Evaluation of Financial Industry Defendants During a Recession

Slowly coming away from the most recent recession, almost all Americans have found that they’ve been affected by the slumping economy in some way or another. Interested in examining how the past six years has affected juror bias, Litigation Insights conducted a nationwide survey of mock jurors to assess their attitudes toward banks, financial institutions […]

Jurors’ Attitudes Toward the Aviation Industry

At Litigation Insights, we’ve developed a survey that we administered to juror-eligible respondents across the county to assess their attitudes concerning the aviation industry. From government regulation and safety standards, to the performance of TSA and the FAA, we polled jurors’ attitudes toward the aviation industry to help us better understand how a potential juror […]

Juror Trust of Federal Agencies and Safety Standards in Defense Cases

In today’s business landscape – in industries from manufacturing to banking – government agencies play an ever more important role in regulating products, warnings, workplace environments, financial transactions and the like. Defendants frequently must point to the controlling government agency and its regulations to show compliance, but often also to convince jurors that the government […]

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