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The Reptile Strikes Again: Lessons Learned from the $55M Emotional Distress Jury Verdict Awarded to Erin Andrews

Author: Cayce E. Lynch, Leslie Price

April 18, 2016 10:23pm

While hindsight is always 20/20, important lessons stem from this jury trial which apply to cases across the country. This article assesses the Andrews trial and provides four “lessons” for businesses, insurance professionals, and defense counsel to avoid runaway jury verdicts: (1) Spot and Slay the Reptile; (2) Accept Responsibility for Something; (3) Always Give a Number, Even When Seeking a Defense Verdict; and (4) Proceed Delicately.

Major League Baseball Recommends Extending Safety Nets in Stadiums

Author: Morgan Van Buren

March 1, 2016 1:42am

It happens during every Major League Baseball game – a ball is batted out of the field-of-play and into the grandstand. Sometimes even a bat or sections of a broken bat will be launched into the stands. This of course poses an injury risk to the spectators, especially those seated along the first and third base foul lines.

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