Every month I receive a report of the civil verdicts rendered by juries in Bucks County, PA, where my main office is located. No matter whether it is an accident, employment or contract case, or the skill of the attorneys involved, juries are returning verdicts for the defense in an alarming number of cases. Even when juries find for a plaintiff, they are awarding amounts that often fail to compensate for the injuries or losses sustained at least from an attorney’s point of view. While the insurance companies are happy, I doubt anyone will see a reduction in their insurance premiums anytime soon.
So what are juries thinking? If you have been on a jury recently, in any jurisdiction, I’d like to hear from you.