What do you really know about verdicts and settlements?

Trial lawyers pride themselves on winning over juries. But first, they must decide to go to trial rather than settle. That decision sometimes rests less on one’s ability to win over a skeptical jury and more on playing the odds.Is a jury in Cook County or one of the collar counties more likely to rule in favor of the defense? Is my client too old to elicit sympathy? How often do juries vote in …

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