Trial Magazine

Trial is AAJ's award-winning magazine for attorneys, law professors, judges and others in the legal community. Trial brings readers news of the latest legal trends and developments, informative articles about civil law practice, coverage of recent verdicts and settlements in a wide range of practice areas, and commentary and analysis on emerging legal issues.

Insurance—Oct 2014

Volume 50, No. 10
October 2014

Trial’s October issue asks, “Are your clients covered?” Articles touch on different aspects of the insurance theme: the Affordable Care Act, ERISA reimbursement, commercial general liability policies, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, and vacant premises cases. In the President’s Page, AAJ President Lisa Blue Baron explains how our association functions as “practice insurance.”

Theme articles

  • The future of future medical damages
  • Navigating the unfriendly skies of ERISA reimbursement
  • The commercial insurance policy's potential
  • Sidebar: Presuit tips for an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim
  • Filling the vacant premises void

Also Featured

  • Gallbladder surgery gone bad

President's Page

  • Insuring the justice system

Justice in Motion

  • Net neutrality rulemaking invokes arbitration
  • Take justice back tackles trucking
  • A culture of caring
  • Lawyers recognized for outstanding achievements
  • Lilly Ledbetter talks to trial lawyers
  • A variety of CLE programs in store
  • Litigating bad-faith cases

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Failure to warn of roadway repairs
  • Bungee trampoline user suffers arm injury
  • Failure to post warning cones near soapy carpet
  • Airline worker fatally injured in fall from belt loader
  • Crane load falls onto worker

Tech Brief

  • Seven rules for using technology


  • The gap between law and reality


  • The lighter side of the law