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Bill Cosby and Jury Bias: Can Jurors Recognize Their Own Biases?

Now more than ever, information is at our fingertips.  While the benefits of this are many, one potential downside has become apparent in the legal system.  The law assures defendants the right to an “impartial” jury.  However, the sheer amount of information available through the rapidly expanding use of technology means that jurors are increasingly […]

#GivingTuesday, Hurricane Matthew and Schools Not Slavery

Last Fall, Litigation Insights committed to ongoing support for Schools Not Slavery, a Beyond Borders program that works to dramatically improve lives in Haiti. Together, we helped launch an effort with the people of Senma, to transform their village from a place of extreme deprivation into a safer, healthier community for children and families. We’re […]

The Best Time to Conduct a Mock Trial When Media Publicity Is Involved

Ideally, mock trial or focus group research is conducted in the actual trial venire, but sometimes accommodations must be made for unique circumstances.  As an example, while we were planning four consecutive one-day research projects for a large manufacturer, there was breaking news regarding a recall by another industry manufacturer involving consumer injuries and deaths.  […]