News — William Barton
$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...
Book Review: Recovering for Psychological Injuries, Third Edition
Monday, March 25, 2019
By Michael Sporer, Sporer, Mah & Co, New Westminster, BC Originally published in the Fall 2017 issue of The Verdict, the award-winning publication of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. In his classic 1975 book Trial Advocacy, Professor James W. Jeans wrote, “[t]he most difficult challenge that the plaintiff’s lawyer will face in closing argument is that of presenting an evaluation of the plaintiff’s pain and suffering, past and future.” Jeans, who died in 2006, was one of the leading trial advocacy teachers of his time. He offered various ways to present the pain and suffering flowing from physical disability and disfigurement. But...
Announcing A New Relationship between Trial Guides and AAJ
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Trial Guides Points the Way
Wednesday, June 17, 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.