Considering Contingency Fees In Jury Deliberations

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT) -- The national discussion about “tort reform” has made Americans question the legitimacy of civil lawsuits and the effects damages and legal fees have on industries and taxpayers. Jurors have definitely become more aware about what goes on behind the scenes of a lawsuit. It has become common to hear mock jurors discussing insurance, contingency fees, settlement and appeals in mock deliberations. Data collected by the litigation and communication consulting firm Zagnoli McEvoy Foley LLC of 3,000 mock jurors in venues across the country found:

69 percent...
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