Courtney Svajian

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Jury awards a $23.6 billion in Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds suit

Posted by Courtney Svajian on Jul 20, 2014 12:22:26 PM

Escambia County, FL - The jury in Robinsons v. R.J. Reynolds, et al. returned a $23.6 billion punitive damages award on Friday. This four week trial was filed by widow, Cynthia Robinson in 2008 after her husband passed away at the age of 36.

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Topics: Toxic Torts, Verdict, Engle Progeny, Tobacco Litigation, Punitive Damages

CVN Local to Launch in September with Unprecedented Regional Coverage

Posted by Courtney Svajian on Jul 10, 2014 1:23:28 PM

Courtney Svajian speaks with attorneys Michael Goldberg and Andy Goldner about their trial tactics in the Mary Fellers v. Just People, Inc. trial in Atlanta. Click here to watch the interview. CVN will launch expanded coverage of regional proceedings through CVN Local in September.

Atlanta, GA - CVN, a national news organization providing coverage of civil litigation throughout the US, is expanding to include coverage of regional proceedings through its CVN Local offering. Starting at $99 per month, CVN Local will provide unprecedented access to courtrooms by tracking dockets and covering proceedings via video recordings and editorial articles. The video of the proceedings will be available for on demand access.

Starting with Georgia in September, CVN will continue its roll out of CVN Local to Florida, California, Nevada, New Jersey, and South Carolina soon thereafter. Check back for launch dates for your region or email to be notified when your region's launch date is set or to add your state to our roll out.

To suggest a case you would like covered, click here -

See a sample of the expanded regional coverage CVN Local will provide: Click here to watch an interview with attorneys Michael Goldberg and Andy Goldner and learn about their trial tactics in the Mary Fellers v. Just People, Inc. wrongful death case.

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Topics: CVN Local

Courtroom Connect and LexisNexis to Bring Video and Audio Content to LexisNexis Law School eBooks

Posted by Courtney Svajian on Jun 30, 2014 4:14:19 PM

NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, and Courtroom Connect today announced that LexisNexis will license, feature and promote the Courtroom Connect academic content, CVN Law School, within law school eBooks and through other channels. This broad integration of video and audio content will be named LexisNexis® Courtroom Cast powered by Courtroom View Network. “Many law students find it difficult to develop a deep understanding of the material by text alone. They can greatly benefit from additional resources to complement their books,” said Olympia Duhart, co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers and professor of law at Nova Southeastern University. “The new offering from LexisNexis and Courtroom Connect will help address these needs. I’m excited about the learning opportunities created by video and audio embedded into law school eBooks. This will bring an important layer to my teaching, and a critical learning tool to students.” CVN Law School is the academic portal of Courtroom View Network, a pioneer in delivering on-demand multimedia content to the legal academic environment. It offers students and faculty a searchable, online learning platform with more than 2,000 audio-recorded judicial opinions and thousands of hours of video footage of U.S. legal proceedings. The platform also features video training libraries based on original courtroom video, covering 87 topics in the key course areas of Evidence, Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy. LexisNexis Courtroom Cast will offer content in two ways:

  • Access via eBooks – LexisNexis will integrate courtroom video and audio case files within select legal eBooks used by law students, taking readers directly from the text to the courtroom with video or audio from LexisNexis Courtroom Cast.
  • Video & Audio via the Web – CVN courtroom video and audio will be offered via the rebranded portal to new and existing law school libraries, students and other customers. Additionally, LexisNexis will engage with law professors to encourage use of the LexisNexis Courtroom Cast resources as teaching tool in association with classes.

“Multimedia content from CVN Law School enables law students to enhance their education by listening, watching and learning from real courtroom events anytime from anywhere,” said Andrew Feinberg, CEO of Courtroom Connect. “We are very delighted about the collaboration with LexisNexis. Their resources and expertise provide new, innovative and expanded ways to deliver content through eBooks and other means.” “People read and comprehend information in different ways. That is why it’s key to ‘go beyond the book’ to provide rich, multi-media experiences which enhance the understanding of the law by established and aspiring legal professionals,” said Scott Meiser, senior director, Research Information - eBooks & Digital Library at LexisNexis. “The creation of LexisNexis Courtroom Cast is the most recent example of this.” Earlier this year, LexisNexis launched an innovative role playing game within select law school eBooks and announced that the collection of eBooks from the American Bar Association will be offered within the LexisNexis® Digital Library e-lending solution, which offers access to legal eBooks from the most popular mobile devices and computers.

For more information contact: Bryan Danilovich at (877) 838-9067 and

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Topics: CVN, Announcements

5 Tips for Displaying Documents Well at Trial

Posted by Courtney Svajian on Jun 30, 2014 3:26:48 PM

Using media effectively at trial is what we here at CVN refer to as a "courtroom critical" skill. Utilizing PowerPoint, TrialDirector, or videos throughout the trial engages the jury and can simplify complex issues through graphics. After watching several of our video clips, our friends at A2L Consulting wrote an article highlighting five tips for displaying documents well at trial. Read it here.

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$5.6 Million Verdict in Senior Bodybuilder Negligence Suit

Posted by Courtney Svajian on Nov 25, 2013 10:57:09 AM

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - A Broward Circuit jury returned a 5.6 million dollar verdict last week in a negligence trial brought by a Boca Raton man who was severely injured when the roof of a storage unit collapsed on him.

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Topics: Negligence, Verdict