|VIDEO| The Unforgettable Demonstrative That Helped Set Up a Massive Trial Verdict

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Sep 20, 2023 2:44:26 PM

Introducing your clients in a way that develops a powerful connection between them and the jury is a cornerstone to building a winning case at trial. And in the latest episode of Trial Technique Spotlight, Shane Read, one of the nation’s leading trial presentation experts, highlights the creative demonstrative Rachel Lanier used to ensure jurors remembered a plaintiff, en route to winning a major product liability verdict.

Read More

Topics: Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson, Trial Technique Spotlight

|VIDEO| How a Single Statement Set the Stage for a Blockbuster Trial Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 24, 2023 8:22:35 AM

Some studies show jurors often make up their minds about a case by the conclusion of opening statements. It’s one reason why distilling your case to a brief, powerful statement during openings is so crucial. And in a new CVN video series, renowned trial presentation expert Shane Read analyzes how Mark Lanier used such a statement to set the stage for a blockbuster talc trial verdict. 

Read More

Topics: Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson, Trial Technique Spotlight

|VIDEO| The Mark Lanier Trial Notes That Helped Win a Massive Talc Case Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 9, 2022 4:52:40 PM

When questioning a witness, it’s crucial to highlight the key information you want a jury to take away from that testimony. Otherwise, you risk jurors becoming overwhelmed with information and missing the most important points that witness made. This is particularly true during questioning of expert witnesses, where testimony can run hours long and confuse the average juror. In a multi-plaintiff talc trial against Johnson & Johnson, the demonstrative “notes” Mark Lanier wrote to support his questioning powerfully distilled key pieces of testimony and helped win a blockbuster verdict.

Read More

Topics: Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson

BREAKING UPDATE: $4.69 Billion Verdict Pounds Johnson & Johnson in 22-Plaintiff, Talc-Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 12, 2018 4:23:02 PM

Stock image. 

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect a $4.14 billion punitive verdict in the case. 

This is a developing story, and updates will be added as events warrant. 

St. Louis—Jurors Thursday slammed Johnson & Johnson with a $4.69 billion verdict, including more than $4.1 billion in punitives, for the role they concluded the company played in the ovarian cancer 22 women developed after years of using its talc-based products. Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson, 1522-CC10417.  

Read More

Topics: Products Liability, Asbestos, Missouri, Talc, Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson