Posts tagged Jury Instructions.

An analysis of how plaintiffs are increasingly suing brokers and shippers under an agency theory, and tips for protecting against that potential liability.


Analysis of Illinois appellate court decision reversing longstanding precedent on pattern jury instructions on proximate cause/loss of chance doctrine


While movies and television shows never include a scene about jury instructions, in which the attorneys make impassioned (but boring) arguments about comma placement and the definitions of commonly used words, trial attorneys recognize that jury instructions can make or break a case. In a recent employment discrimination trial in Springfield, Illinois, faulty jury instructions may have cost the plaintiff a verdict in her favor, damages in the amount of $100,000, and attorney’s fees for a case that has been litigated since 2011.

The case of Schnitker v. Springfield Urban League ...

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