News — Polarizing the Case
$91 Million Verdict on $25k Offer
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
A verdict from Eric Fong, Port Orchard, Washington A man named Will walks into a convenience store for a Gatorade. Unbeknownst to him, the store is being robbed. A another man leaves the store as will walks in, and the clerk says calmly, “call 911.” Will steps outside as he calls 911 and sees a man in his car. He runs toward his car and asks the man what he is doing. The man instantly pulls out a baseball bat and viciously beats Will multiple times in the head. Let’s talk about the damages. While Will’s Glasgow coma scale was...
Calling the Defense Expert's Bluff
Monday, March 08, 2021
$15 Million Verdict on a $100K Offer
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Rick Friedman obtains $21 million verdict in Hausman v. Holland America
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Last week, Trial Guides author Rick Friedman obtained a $21.5 million verdict in a difficult traumatic brain injury case. We wanted to share how Rick obtained the outcome despite extremely challenging facts.
Rick’s client was a fifty-seven-year old self-made multimillionaire on a cruise with Holland America Lines. He, his wife, and his daughter were scheduled for an eight-month around-the-world cruise. One day on the ship while he was walking through a doorway, the door closed suddenly and struck him in the head.
Rick Friedman, Michael Haddad, and Julia Sherwin Obtain Record $8.3 Million Dollar Settlement
Monday, April 06, 2015
Winning Hard Cases with Dynamic Cross-Examination
Thursday, July 19, 2012
ATLA review of Polarizing the Case: Exposing and Defeating the Malingering Myth
Thursday, October 15, 2009
United Policyholders reviews Polarizing the Case
Friday, June 19, 2009
Book Review: Polarizing the Case is a book for trial lawyers written by Richard Friedman, one of the most successful trial lawyers in the United States. But anyone who has ever been a victim of an insurance company’s tactics designed to deny or underpay a legitimate claim might also find it interesting.
Trial Guides Points the Way
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I have started going to more seminars, reading more books, watching more video—trying to get beyond "the law" and generic trial techniques, and focusing specifically on how to win plaintiffs’ personal injury trials. It soon became apparent that a new publishing company predominates this niche, publishing and distributing some of today’s most important plaintiffs’ trial materials—Trial Guides.
Rick Friedman Obtains $5.86 Million Verdict
Friday, May 29, 2009
New York Times Blasts "Independent" Medical Examinations
Thursday, April 02, 2009
An investigative report published in the New York Times entitled "Exams of Injured Workers Fuels Mutual Mistrust" demonstrates the strong bias of IME doctors working for insurance companies. It could provide excellent ideas for cross-examination of an insurance doctor in your next trial.
In the NY Times article, a New York IME doctor admits, "If you did a truly pure report, you'd be out on your ears and the insurers wouldn't pay for it. You have to give them what they want... That's the game, baby."
NY Times Blasts Defense Medical Examinations
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Rick Friedman Take Back the Courtroom CLE Selling Out Soon!
Friday, December 19, 2008
New Lawyer Obtains $700,000 and $4 Million Verdicts Using Polarizing the Case
Friday, December 12, 2008
In his book Polarizing the Case, Rick Friedman teaches us not to fear allegations or insinuations that our client is malingering or exaggerating injuries. Instead he provides, in his own words, "a guidebook for wrapping the malingering defense around the neck of the defense lawyer and strangling him with it."
Here is what one young lawyer did with his copy of Polarizing the Case:
Trial Guides Author Rick Friedman Obtains $60 Million Verdict Using Polarizing the Case
Monday, July 07, 2008
A federal court jury in Las Vegas returned unanimous verdicts last week against Paul Revere Life Insurance Company and UnumProvident Corporation (Unum Group) in the partial retrial of a lawsuit originally tried to verdict in 2004. In the 2004 trial, the jury awarded $1.6 Million in compensatory damages and $10 Million in punitive damages to G. Clinton Merrick in connection with the insurers’ denial of his disability claim. The verdict obtained by Rick Friedman is $60 million.
Trial Guides Releases Rick Friedman's Polarizing the Case
Friday, November 30, 2007
With Rules of the Road™, Rick Friedman (with co-author Patrick Malone) changed the way thousands of plaintiff's lawyers try their cases. In the process, he established himself as one of the nation's leading tacticians in the battle for civil justice.
With Polarizing the Case, Friedman teaches us not to fear allegations or insinuations that our client is malingering or exaggerating injuries. Instead he provides, in his own words, "a guidebook for wrapping the malingering defense around the defense lawyer's neck and strangling him with it."
Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews Polarizing the Case
Monday, October 08, 2007
The following is a review by Doctor and Epidemiologist Dr. Arthur Croft of the Trial Guides book Polarizing the Case.
The legal corner today is a book report. Rick Friedman is the author of some best-selling law books, including Rules of the Road and, the one in my hand: Polarizing the Case: Exposing & Defeating the Malingering Myth. These books are published by Trial Guides (www.trialguides.com).
Trial Guides Releases New Rick Friedman Video "Winning Trial Strategies"
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Trial Guides is proud to announce the release of the new Rick Friedman video Winning Trial Strategies: Framing Issues and Attitudes for Trial.
In this video, Rick Friedman, one of America's leading trial lawyers, provides you with the keys to winning trials in a time of overwhelming jury bias. First, he helps you consider your theme and strategy for trial using his Rules of the Road technique, and teaches you how to use it from the pleading through discovery and trial. Next, he moves to defeating the malingering defense...