The performance of the American civil jury: An empirical perspective.

Vidmar, N. (1998). The performance of the American civil jury: An empirical perspective. Arizona Law Review, 40, 849-899.

Plaintiff success rate and median award varied by state (substantially higher in NY). Severity of plaintiff injury related consistently to size of damage awards. In all 3 states, general damages amounted to 54%-60% of total award.

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