Traumatic national events, like the COVID-19 pandemic elicit a broad range of emotions in potential jurors. Jurors, like all of us, worry about the safety
I, like most of you, have probably been having some difficult conversations lately. The most difficult, though, are not just steeped in real ideological differences,
This week, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Above the Law about the research we have been conducting on how the pandemic impacts
It was awesome to get back to conducting in-person mock trial research this past weekend! While things looked a bit different, it still checked off
For years, I’ve successfully avoided Facetime calls and most video conferences. However, around 9 weeks, 2 days, 13 hours, and 42 minutes ago, that all
It is the question on every litigator’s mind: What impact, if any, will the pandemic have on jury decision-making once trials resume? Will there be
As the country starts to re-open and jury trials resume, it is our job to research and understand what impact the pandemic and the stay-at-home
We have officially entered the eighth week of the stay-at-home order in Washington State. Six days ago, our governor announced there would be no jury
*Previously published our Jury Economics column in the December 2019 issue of the King County Bar Bulletin. By Thomas M. O’Toole, Ph.D. and Kevin R.
*Previously published our Jury Economics column in the January 2020 issue of the King County Bar Bulletin. By Thomas M. O’Toole, Ph.D. and Kevin Boully,
How do you start a blog about what we are all going through right now? Most of us have never experienced anything like this before
Last year, Johnson & Johnson was hit with an $8 billion verdict by a Philadelphia jury, an amount that exceeded the gross domestic product of
If you follow this blog or read our column in the King County Bar Bulletin, you know that I have been working with another well-respected
By Thomas M. O’Toole, Ph.D. Next month, the largest jury trial to date against opioid manufacturers, distributers, and sellers will take place in northeastern Ohio.