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Trial Magazine

2020 April—Finding Your Way: Post Verdict & Settlement

Volume 56, No. 4

This month, Trial explores issues that may arise after a case has closed, with articles on enforcing settlement terms, establishing special needs trusts, working with settlement planning experts, and more. Also: Check out Trial News—the online supplement to Trial delivered to AAJ members twice a month—for resources regarding your practice and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Theme articles

  • Holding defendants to their word
    Ingrid M. Evans
  • Plan and preserve
    Kevin Urbatsch and Michele P. Fuller
  • Forging ahead
    Spooner Phillips Interview, by Mandy Brown
  • Family first
    Kelli Byers Hooper
  • Change for the better
    David Sugerman, Paul Bland, and Elizabeth Cabraser Interviews, by Maureen Leddy

Also Featured

  • The Brief April 2020

President's Page

  • Plan for the future, today
    Bruce H. Stern

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Improper disposal of fast food restaurant grease
  • Failure to warn condo residents of violent resident
  • Failure to train police officers on proper use of chokeholds
  • Failure to maintain sewer line
  • Dangerous condition of roadway
  • Improper supervision of unlicensed physician
  • Failure to control school bus
  • Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk
  • Negligent hiring and training of truck driver
  • Failure to repair water leak from elevated platform
  • Failure to properly ground metal footbridge
  • Failure to oversee work at event venue

Good Counsel

  • Challenges for cause
    Roxanne Barton Conlin

Question of the Month

  • How have the intersections of your identity shaped you as an attorney?

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the Horizon April 2020


  • Exposure
    Robert Bilott
  • Faith in American Public Life
    Melissa Rogers
  • Open Season
    Ben Crump
  • Presidential Elections and Majority Rule
    Edward B. Foley
  • Supreme Court in Focus


  • The lighter side of the law