In the fifth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches.Read Full Article >
On Wednesday, September 28, former San Diego State University basketball coach Beth Burns was awarded a $3.36 million judgment in her wrongful termination, whistleblower lawsuit against the school. Coach Burns brought the suit in early 2014, alleging that her firing in April 2013 was in retaliation after raising potential Title IX gender equity violations. A five-woman, seven-man jury rendered the verdict after a month of testimony and two days of deliberation.
DOAR provided strategic consulting to Coach Burns and her lawyers at Sanford Heisler and Patterson Law Group during...Read Full Article >
By Julie Blackman, Ph.D. & Maria Obregon
The Big Short: When Richard Thaler (real life American economist and the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business) provided color commentary as Selena Gomez placed a bet on her good-looking blackjack hand, while others in the crowd bet on the likelihood that she would win, and still others bet on the likelihood that those bettors in the crowd would win, the movie-going public likely...Read Full Article >
Read the original post on Baker Hostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog.
As class certification hearings in labor and employment cases and other types of class action litigation have become more like mini-trials in the wake of recent case law, strategies that used to be applied at the jury trial phase have moved to the class certification stage. Both the plaintiff and defense sides of class action cases are approaching class certification hearings as if they were short, compact trials...Read Full Article >