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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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 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 […]

It’s All About Safety: Jurors’ Experiences and Attitudes about the Aviation Industry

Given jurors’ experiences with air travel in the last 10 years, one might wonder about their perceptions of the airlines, aircraft safety, government regulations, or to what standards they hold manufacturers and crew members.  Ultimately, all people’s experiences and attitudes color the way they perceive information, evidence and the story of your case.  These experiences […]