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Everyone’s An Expert: How Modern Juries Complicate A Case

Law360, Los Angeles (November 2, 2017, 12:50 PM EDT) -- For trial lawyers taking a complex case to a jury, finding the right highly credentialed expert can seem like the ticket to a winning verdict, but these days jurors often want to make up their own minds — and will throw your case away to do it.

Although many trials absolutely require a paid expert to explain complex findings to a jury, experts say that today’s Google-ready jurors will fight you if they believe your witness is telling them what to think.

Here, trial attorneys with extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom say they’ve seen that jurors are not...

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