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ANOTHER LOOK AT WHETHER YOU SHOULD TELL THE JURY DURING VOIR DIRE THE AMOUNT YOU WILL ASK FOR AS A VERDICT

ANOTHER LOOK AT WHETHER YOU SHOULD TELL THE JURY DURING VOIR DIRE THE AMOUNT YOU WILL ASK FOR AS A VERDICT

There are jurisdictions where a plaintiff is not entitled to tell the jury the amount they will ask for as a verdict. But, in those states where it is allowed, should you disclose the amount in voir dire? Or wait until opening statement? Or wait for summation or perhaps not suggest a figure and allow them to decide? I’ve written about this before. See: https://plaintifftriallawyertips.com/does-the-amount-you-ask-for-as-a-verdict-effect-the-result Some experienced plaintiff lawyers believe that it is too early to disclose the amount in…

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THOUGHTS ABOUT JURY SELECTION

THOUGHTS ABOUT JURY SELECTION

Robert Hirschhorn is a jury consultant our firm has employed in the past. He has suggested useful ideas about jury selection. One of his recommendations was to ask the jury  these questions, particularly where time is limited for jury selection: Describe yourself in a few words Tell us several names of people you admire Name three people you do not admire or respect If you or a loved one were injured by negligence would you sue  for the injuries? Written…

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