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December 7, 2017

"Model Jury Instructions: Product Liability" provides model jury instructions and verdict form interrogatories for use in most product liability cases, as well as law and commentary from which the instructions are derived. Each chapter provides an overview ...

Historic moments in negotiation

December 7, 2017

Lee Hornberger History provides us with lessons on how to be better peacemakers. To help us better understand and learn from these lessons, we will go from a small village in rural Virginia in 1865; to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1954; to a student sit in at Cambridge, ...

Sacred role' of judiciary jeopardized by threats

December 7, 2017

Judge Michael Warren One of the defining characteristics of our free republic is our strong adherence to the rule of law. President John F. Kennedy insightfully observed that, “Our nation is founded on the principle that observance of the law is the ...

Wild Mushroom Dip

December 7, 2017

A friend shared the below recipe for “Wild Mushroom Dip,” except she (offhandedly and ironically) called it “Mushroom Crack Dip.” Is that fair? Calling food “crack” is a form of hyperbole, and is often found in food writing. Some ...

Use cognitive biases to your advantage with jurors

December 7, 2017

Julie Campanini BridgeTower Media Newswires There are currently 181 recognized cognitive biases (which gives me a lot to write about!), but the subset I want to focus on here involves the way we notice things already primed in our memories or repeated often ...

Evaluate your case through the right lens

December 7, 2017

Hon. Mary Beth Kelly (Ret.) Neutral analysis has become increasingly prevalent as corporate counsel attempt to manage litigation, settling the right cases at the right time for sums that make sense given the exposure level. The concept of neutral analysis, ...