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predicting how juries will react to individual cases, no matter what the evidence, remains problematic.

due to the anti-intellectual backlash that seems to be infecting large parts of our country, particularly among young people. And I think this is new phenomena perhaps...


For what it's worth, juries are no less reliable now than they were 20 or 30 years ago. There's always been an element of jury nullification at play, especially when dealing with deep-pocketed large corporations in venues in poorer jurisdictions. The current environment isn't something that any major player in pharma, tobacco, or a host of other industries with product liability exposure hasn't had to deal with for decades -- and the successful ones have gotten pretty good at it.

good luck,
dan
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