Litigation Packet Overview

AAJ members can learn about the more than 140 Litigation Packets available through the AAJ Exchange in their MyJustice dashboard.   The AAJ Exchange is located under the Resource tab. 

Top Verdicts of 2013: Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 
[July 2014; 3,788 pages]

  • Opening statements and closing arguments from top verdicts of 2013 offers a unique view into what motivates a jury, providing insight no matter who your clients are, what your practice area is, or even your jurisdiction
  • All thirteen of the featured verdicts were received by AAJ members 
  • Practice areas include trucking collisions, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, products liability, and professional negligence
  • Case summaries and AAJ Education speaker papers addressing openings and closing generally and in specific practice areas such as medical malpractice, nursing homes, motor vehicle, employment cases, and even punitive damage

Electronic Medical Records
[April 2014; 4,062 pages]

  • Provides an overview of what is contained in an electronic medical record, how to properly request production and ensure a complete record, and how to use audit trails to assess record accuracy and completeness
  • Contains requests for production, motions and briefs for production, interrogatories, HIPAA and HITECH information, sample medical record authorization forms and record request letters, sample audit trails, court filings in cases involving failure to produce documents and alteration of medical records
  • Deposition summaries and transcripts of defendant doctors, medical records administrators, and hospital information management employees
  • AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial articles

Motorcycle Crashes
[March 2014; 1,264 pages]

  • Profiles motorcycle crashes involving cars, trucks, and tractor trailers and a roadway/highway design defect case
  • Includes sample complaints, discovery requests, motions in limine and to strike affirmative defenses, motions for summary judgment, a mediation statement, post-trial motions, and opening statements
  • Depositions of defense expert accident reconstructionists, neuropsychologist, and vocational evaluator and defendant driver
  • Advice and examples of voir dire useful for uncovering and addressing potential juror bias
  • Addresses common hurdles including no helmet and road rage accusations and includes motions useful to combat the admission of prejudicial claims
  • AAJ Education speaker papers and other resources focused on motorcycle rider safety, injuries, defense experts, and an overview of products liability claims

Testosterone Therapy
[Updated July 2014; 2,786 pages]

  • Explains the science and litigation theories around exogenous testosterone, which has been aggressively marketed to men who feel tired, depressed, or have low sex drive as a result of “Low T”
  • Recent studies link this treatment to increased risk of stroke, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infraction, and deep vein thrombosis
  • Case screening material, sample complaint, product information from the FDA, bibliography of medical journal articles, and several AAJ Education speaker papers

Pharmacy and Pharmacist Liability
[Updated May 2014; 2,469 pages]

  • Discussion of traditional pharmacy and pharmacist liability, and the trend of broadening liability
  • Contains sample court documents from cases involving the failure to dispense the proper medication and the failure to warn of contraindication between two medications
  • Sample complaints, requests for admission, interrogatories, requests for production of documents, motions in limine, and brief in response to defense motion for summary judgment
  • Depositions of plaintiffs’ pharmacy and toxicology experts, as well as depositions of pharmacists, certified pharmacy technician, and corporate representative
  • AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial articles

Interstate Trucking: Regulations, Discovery, and Damage
[Updated June 2014; 3,085 pages]

  • Discussion, guidance, and up-to-date rules and regulations: hours-of-service rule, cargo securement rule, alcohol and drug regulations, cell phone restrictions, and texting ban
  • Sample court documents and litigation materials: complaints and answers, discovery requests and responses, preservation letters, and pretrial and trial documents
  • Depositions addressing truck collision warning systems and communication systems and deposition outlines for defense trucking and accident reconstruction experts
  • AAJ Education speaker papers addressing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and CSA 2010, causes of action, discovery, accident reconstruction, damages, and trial techniques

Risperdal
[March 2014; 1,371 pages]

  • Risperdal, an atypical (second generation) antipsychotic originally approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and Bipolar I disorder in adults but marketed off-label to children and adolescents, can increased prolactin levels and cause irreversible gynecomastia
  • Includes case screening criteria, a sample complaint, and an overview of litigation
  • AAJ Education speaker papers, resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and a survey of medical journal articles

 

AAJ members should visit the MyJustice dashboard to learn more about, review the table of contents, and place orders for the more than 140 Litigation Packets available through the AAJ Exchange.