COVID-19
COVID-19

Your jurors have changed. Your trial strategy should, too.

Insurance Is for Times of Crisis: Jurors’ Views on Insurance and Policy Interpretation During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Insurance Is for Times of Crisis: Jurors’ Views on Insurance and Policy Interpretation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and government-mandated shutdowns have triggered a wave of business interruption lawsuits. While the business owners clearly have experienced “business interruptions,” whether there is coverage is an open question. There is value in exploring potential jurors’ attitudes toward insurance and insurance companies early in the litigation, and in discovering how they interpret specific language regarding business interruption coverage in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Letter of the Law Amid COVID-19: Has the Pandemic Changed The Way Juries Use Logic and Checklists to Make Decisions?
The Letter of the Law Amid COVID-19: Has the Pandemic Changed The Way Juries Use Logic and Checklists to Make Decisions?

Checklisters are jurors swayed by arguments that focus on technical and legal specifications rather than emotional factors. Do you want checklisters on your jury? Based on our research and the specific themes of your case, you may.

Foreseeability: What Constitutes Preparedness </br>In the Face of COVID-19?
Foreseeability: What Constitutes Preparedness
In the Face of COVID-19?

Do mock jurors believe that the COVID-19 pandemic could reasonably have been foreseen and prepared for? Our research shows how jurors are divided on this issue.

On COVID Time: Why Timelines Are More Important Than Ever
On COVID Time: Why Timelines Are More Important Than Ever

Timelines will carry massive weight in COVID litigation, and the process of identifying the vital points for inclusion on your case timeline has become more complex – and more crucial.

How Will the Concept of Personal Responsibility Influence </br>The Attitudes of Jurors?
How Will the Concept of Personal Responsibility Influence
The Attitudes of Jurors?

Our research discovered that, even in the context of COVID-19, many potential jurors still generally insisted that individuals had continuing obligations of personal responsibility. Find out how this can affect the jury on your case.

Focus Group Research Overview
Focus Group Research Overview

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted communities and the courts, IMS | The Focal Point has been conducting extensive research into the impacts on the litigation community. Our intent with this research is to develop meaningful insights for our clients and to advance general understanding of how the pandemic will influence jurors’ attitudes.

Your Jurors Have Changed. Your Trial Strategy Should, Too.
Your Jurors Have Changed. Your Trial Strategy Should, Too.

Between July 6–27, 2020, IMS | The Focal Point conducted two surveys examining how likely it would be for respondents to report for jury service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jurors’ Willingness to Attend Jury Service in the Time of COVID-19
Jurors’ Willingness to Attend Jury Service in the Time of COVID-19

Over the course of three weeks (July 6–27), IMS | The Focal Point conducted a community attitude survey examining juror attitudes toward serving in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we asked whether potential jurors would appear for jury service if summoned for August 3rd.

Your Jurors Have Changed. Your Trial Strategy Should, Too. </br>We Can Tell You How.
Your Jurors Have Changed. Your Trial Strategy Should, Too.
We Can Tell You How.

To help our clients navigate the complexities associated with cases and trials amid COVID-19, we will be publishing the results of our extensive jury and community attitude research to help our clients gain meaningful insights for their cases and practice.

COVID-19