Blindfolding the jury to verdict consequences: Damages, experts, and the civil jury.

Diamond, S. S., & Casper, J. D. (1992). Blindfolding the jury to verdict consequences: Damages, experts, and the civil jury. Law and Society Review, 26, 513-557.

Juries more likely to follow judicial instructions when accompanied by explanation. No impact of expert testimony (statistical vs. concrete) on awards. Median juror predeliberation value best predictor of jury award (mean also good). Strong correlation (.44) between foreperson’s predeliberation award and final jury award. Seat location, first to speak, case-relevant knowledge, and occupation were best predictors of foreperson selection. Jury awards 26% higher than mean juror predeliberation awards. Jurors initially favoring lower awards less likely to speak.

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