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And Then There Were None
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The group dynamic of juries and the individual desire of jurors to avoid conflict impacts the way that juries reach consensus, including determining the amount of damages awarded. Understanding these dynamics will allow you to set the stage for a more favorable outcome to your case.

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: How Jurors Translate Views on Liability into Damages
Thursday, October 31, 2019

As jury consultants, one of the most commonly asked questions we get is “How do jurors make decisions on damages in civil matters?”  Having watched mock juror groups deliberate on hundreds of cases, there is a pattern or loose structure to jurors’ decisions on damages.

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Juror Cognition: The Case Against Making an Alternative Damage Award
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jury research exercises using a match test methodology demonstrates why an alternative damage award is harmful to the defense. The reasons and methodology behind this declaration are explained in this article.

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Eleven Angry Men and One Retired President?
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 7, 2017
by Jury Consultant Dave Zehner and Attorney Karen Conti

A humorous article by Trial Consultant Dave Zehner and attorney Karen Conti that explores the implications when a famous person such as former President Barack Obama serves on a jury.

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Collaboration with Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University
Friday, December 1, 2017

by Jury Consultant Dave Zehner

Kerry Masterson, who spent 8 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a 2009 murder, has been exonerated. Zehner Trial Consulting is proud to have assisted in her defense by providing pro bono mock trial and jury selection services for the retrial of her 2011 felony murder conviction.

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Center on Wrongful Convictions Client Kerry Masterson Acquitted of 2009 Murder
Monday, November 6, 2017

Article discussing the exoneration of Kerry Masterson of felony murder, which was accomplished with the assistance of Zehner Trial Consulting.

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