In 2002, a Kentucky jury ordered the defendant gas company to pay more than $270 million to the plaintiff, a man whose water well exploded, resulting in minor burn injuries with no lasting damages. A series of focus groups conducted over the months before trial showed just how difficult the case would be. Instead of backing away from the challenge, Gary Johnson used an approach he calls "Judo Law" to leverage the facts, and to turn the most difficult issues to his advantage. The approach turned this unwinnable case—in a county that everyone said would not give a decent verdict—into what is believed to be the largest verdict ever given to an individual for a company's environmental negligence.
Trial Guides is proud to announce David Ball’s new Focus Groups DVD set.
David Ball and his partners Debra Miller and Artemis Malekpour explain and show you, step-by-step, how to set up, conduct, and analyze your own high quality focus jury research. Uniquely, they even provide clear instructions for how you can apply the focus jurors’ responses to your case. This will keep you from misinterpreting the results, and will help you maximize the value of the research even beyond what many jury consultants normally provide.
How to Do Your Own Focus Groups is easy-to-follow book, written by leading jury consultant and best-selling trial advocacy author David Ball. The book shows you how to organize and direct your own focus groups from deciding what kind of focus group best fits your case, to selecting the focus-jurors, to analyzing your conclusions. The book is designed so that attorneys can easily start conducting their own focus groups and it also contains information about hiring trial consultants to run them for you.
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