|VIDEO| Karen Koehler & Trial Pro Panel Break Down How a Surprising Opening POV Set Up a Blockbuster Crash Case Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 7, 2021 12:32:15 PM

Delivering an opening statement from an unusual point of view can be a powerful way to grab jurors’ attention and pull them into the narrative of a case. In a recent webinar with an all-star panel of trial pros, Karen Koehler detailed her approach to creative openings, including how one eye-popping opening statement set up a $123 million verdict at trial over a crash that killed five and injured dozens.

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Topics: Washington, Dinh, et al. v. Ride the Ducks, et al., CVN Discovery

Asbestos Trial Begins Via Zoom in Seattle, CVN Recording Gavel-to-Gavel

Posted by David Siegel on Feb 25, 2021 1:59:52 PM

Aircraft carriers in dock for maintenance at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 

Seattle, WA - A virtual jury trial involving a cancer-stricken retired boiler worker’s exposure to asbestos began Monday in Washington State court, and the proceedings are being recorded gavel-to-gavel by Courtroom View Network.

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Topics: Asbestos, Washington

Monsanto Faces Trial Over School’s PCB Chemical Contamination, CVN To Webcast Live

Posted by David Siegel on Nov 5, 2020 1:33:40 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, Environmental, Washington, toxic tort

|VIDEO| How Nick Rowley's Voir Dire Questions Blunted Adverse Opinion on Damages

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 26, 2019 2:20:50 PM

A prospective juror that expresses strong opinions on issues adverse to a case can be a critical landmine during voir dire. Such opinions risk swaying other members of the venire. However, during jury selection in a 2018 medical malpractice case, Nick Rowley upended a prospective juror’s pro-tort reform stance when introducing his damages claim. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Washington, Driscoll v. Harrison Medical Center, et al.

|VIDEO| Karen Koehler Channels Boat Captain in Opening That Sets Up $123M Crash Case Win

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Apr 25, 2019 8:03:06 AM


Video: Karen Koehler delivers her opening statement in the role of a duck boat captain during trial over a boat crash that left five people dead and dozens injured. 

Delivering a compelling opening can be a challenge in product liability trials, where equipment specifications and similarly dry material are often central to a case. However, in openings at trial over a fatal duck boat crash, Karen Koehler artfully channeled a duck boat captain to detail her case and set the foundation for a nine-figure verdict.

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Topics: Products Liability, Washington, Dinh, et al. v. Ride the Ducks, et al.