It’s not a shocker — thanks to COVID-19 closing the courts — the number of settlements in the 2020 Jury Verdict Reporter Settlement Report exceeds the five-year annual average number of settlements. Overall, there were 610 settlements with a total value surpassing $1.2 billion.
There hasn’t been an in-person jury trial in Cook County since the pandemic shutdown in March. Depending on who you ask, jury trial dates may not start again at the Daley Center until late next year, or maybe even 2022. What does that mean for hopes of settling a case currently stuck in the system?
Offices…they are still out there awaiting your return. But, as law firms continue to adjust during the COVID-19 pandemic, changes are likely coming.
As COVID-19 halted the courts in March, Kendra Spearman finally found the time to start a nonprofit.
Bar and civic leaders mark the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “an outstanding jurist and icon of jurisprudence.”
How do you stay connected with colleagues to drive work success?
As I write this at the end of June, racial justice issues continue to be front and center of the news, taking their place alongside the pandemic and the administration’s repeated attempts to convince Americans that, like Mayor Vaughn in “Jaws,” it’s safe to go back into the water.
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