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$3.42 million Noneconomic Damages Verdict in Hidalgo County, Texas

$3.42 million Noneconomic Damages Verdict in Hidalgo County, Texas

In Hidalgo County, Texas, attorneys Michael Cowen and Malorie Peacock of Cowen Rodriguez and Peacock obtained a just multimillion-dollar verdict for the widow of a man who died during a trench collapse. The Case: Trenches tend to cave in, which is why there are safety regulations to prevent this. If a trench is over five feet deep, certain safety equipment is required. The defendant did not use the required equipment. The trench collapsed and the plaintiff’s husband died.  The plaintiff’s husband was undocumented and that fact posed an obstacle for the plaintiff’s case in trial. Also the plaintiff and her...

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Attorney Keith Mitnik Shares How His Systems Helped Obtain An $8 Million Verdict

Keith Mitnik, author of Trial Guides bestselling book, Don’t Eat the Bruises,recently obtained an $8 million verdict in a car crash case resulting in a herniated disc, in which $7.5 million were for noneconomic/general damages.Keith explained how the systems in his book paved the way for this greatverdict: “The venue was conservative, so I leaned heavily on the voir dire systemswhich allowed us to eliminate a bunch of biased panelists and get a fair jury.The defense was relying on their standard arguments that our client’s problemseither preexisted or were being exaggerated. They also accused her ofcovering up significant prior injury...

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$10 Million Reasons to Not Eat the Bruises

Trial Guides congratulates Indiana attorney Michael J. Stapleton for his recent success in obtaining a $10 million verdict for his client, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being attacked in the parking lot of a local bar. Stapleton credited the lessons he learned from Keith Mitnik’s Don’t Eat the Bruises for the outcome: “I have been a trial lawyer for over forty years. For the past fifteen, I’ve used an outline for jury selection I have developed, and enjoyed, that employs many principles from David Ball and Reptile. Earlier this year, a trusted trial consultant insisted I read Keith...

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