Torts: Outguessing the Jury

"Litigation doesn't pay," says Cleveland Lawyer Philip J. Hermann. He means that it takes years to get a personal injury case to trial, and the delay makes it far better to settle out of court. But for how much? Fact is, most lawyers do not know; 50% of them, says Hermann, lose money in injury cases for both their clients and themselves.

Lawyer Hermann claims to be on the way to licking this problem with a unique if simple device: prediction tables based on the amount that juries actually award for all kinds of injuries all over the U.S....

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