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|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.