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Thursday, October 30, 2008

No Jury Demand, Please

If you've got the Plaintiff that is, or at least according to this DOJ Study covered over at Law.com...

Plaintiffs won in 56 percent of all general civil trial cases. Judges ruled in their favor in 68 percent of the cases, while juries favored the plaintiffs 54 percent of the time.

The report was released Tuesday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice. The study is the first nationally representative measure of general civil bench and jury trials in state courts.

I would have thought the Plaintiff win percentage would be higher.


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