Why do different juries award higher or lower damages for cases with similar facts? How do you increase or decrease the settlement value of your case? What are the buttons you need to push in order to get a jury to adopt your view of the case? This fast paced webinar answers questions about the central issue in all civil cases: what’s it worth and how do judges and juries decide the value of a case.
A jury expert with a background in jury research, communication, social psychology and law will share his years of experience in more than a thousand trials across the country on how jurors decide economic and noneconomic damages in civil cases. He will discuss how jurors negotiate both the subjective elements and navigate the objective evidence to determine the losses claimed in various types of lawsuits. This webinar will also teach key persuasion strategies to influence jurors’ ultimate valuation of damages.
Among the topics that will be discussed:
- Jury Research Findings on Damages: A Brief Review
- The Psychology of Damage Determinations
- Why Liability Always Drives Damages
- How Political Affiliation Influences Jury Awards
- Differences Between Individuals and Companies
- How to Use Pretrial Research to Understand Case Value
- Framing: Positioning Case Value in Mediation
- Dealing with Damages in Voir Dire
- How Jurors Use Anchoring
- Admitted Liability and Accepting Responsibility, and Effects on Damages
- The Role of Emotion and Why Punitive Damages Are in Every Case
- How Judges See Damages
- Telling the Plaintiff’s Damages Story
- Telling the Defense’s Damages Story
- How to Use a Damages Expert
- How to Use Jury Instructions on Damages
- How Jurors Negotiate and Use Different Calculation Methods to Arrive at Damages
- Admitted Liability, Accepting Responsibility, and Effect on Damages
Richard Gabriel is the President of Decision Analysis. Since 1985, Mr. Gabriel has been a leader in the field of jury research, jury selection, and litigation communication in nearly a thousand trials in both the civil and criminal arenas across the country. Mr. Gabriel has assisted counsel in thousands of cases across the country, including the O.J. Simpson, Heidi Fleiss, Phillip Spector, Enron Broadband, Whitewater, Casey Anthony, and Kwame Kilpatrick trials. Three cases he has participated in have resulted in United States Supreme Court rulings.
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