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Jury acquits Marshall

A jury found developer Ray Marshall not guilty on 17 counts of securities fraud, theft and conspiracy Monday afternoon. Continue Reading Jury acquits Marshall

The former CEO of a company accused of importing medical devices that the U.S. government hadn’t cleared for use has been convicted of a single count of lying to federal investigators. A federal jury in Denver convicted former Spectranetics Corp. CEO John Schulte on Thursday of the lying charge but acquitted him of 11 other… Continue Reading Ex-Spectranetics CEO convicted on 1 count of lying

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Jury verdicts in civil cases can range from small, barely noticed awards to enormous amounts of money that make headlines. But are awards diving during the recession? Well, the jury’s still out. At least one study shows that overall median jury awards have declined 40 percent, when adjusted for inflation. For tort jury trials, the… Continue Reading Jury awards tanking along with the economy?

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Jury trials can be unpredictable – but that doesn’t stop attorneys and researchers from attempting to determine how a jury will react to cases and award damages. “If jurors allow their bias to affect the decision, they aren’t aware they’re doing so,” said Edith Greene, professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Mind games: Getting into jury members’ heads

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