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|VIDEO| How These Lawyers' Closing Argument Stories Set Up Major Verdicts

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 23, 2021 12:58:40 PM

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While trial is first and foremost about telling your client’s story, weaving anecdotes from your own life into closings, where allowed, adds a different perspective to your case that can resonate powerfully with jurors.  

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|VIDEO| The Closing Theme That Set Up a Blockbuster Verdict in Trial Over Fatal Crash

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 20, 2021 12:27:35 AM

Karen Koehler, joined by Artemis Malekpour and Randi McGinn, discuss Koehler's approach to closing arguments that set up a $123 million crash case, product liability verdict. 

It can be tempting to simply repeat your case’s key testimony during closing arguments. But in a webinar detailing her approach to closings that set up a $123 million verdict at trial over a deadly 2015 crash, Stritmatter's Karen Koehler said that approach is a mistake. 

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|VIDEO| Critical Courtroom Moments in CVN's California Coverage This Year

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 14, 2021 4:55:16 PM

California's courts, and the state's attorneys, have been among the nation's most active in returning to trial in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In the last few months alone, CVN's ongoing California coverage has featured a wide range of cases, from an auto-defect suit and major opioid litigation to a blockbuster motorcycle crash trial. 

Check out some of the key moments from our recent California coverage.

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Topics: California

Georgia Appeals Court Throws Out Directed Verdict for Doc Accused of Med Mal That Cost Patient Her Leg

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 12, 2021 2:36:19 PM

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with quotes from both parties' attorneys. 

Atlanta, GA— The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a directed verdict in favor of an emergency room doctor accused of negligence that cost a patient her leg.  

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Lockhart v. Bloom, et al.

GA Appeals Court Upholds $6M+ Total Award in TBI Case Involving Man Hit by Falling Pipe

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 7, 2021 2:46:30 PM

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Atlanta, GA — The Georgia Court of Appeals last week upheld a total award of more than $6 million following the traumatic brain injury a taxi driver suffered when he was struck by a pipe that fell from a hotel rooftop. 

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Topics: Laguerre v. Cajun Contractors