I read a report last week that quoted 2 statistics from an
organization called Jury Verdict Research regarding
Stat #1: The median jury verdict of $147,500 in 2006 rose
in 2007 to $252,000, which is an increase of over 70%.
Stat #2: Cases won by employees rose by over 13% from 2006
As such, not only are employees winning more cases, but
juries are awarding employees more money. That sounds
like a double whammy to me.
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