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.

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2017 November—Products Liability

Volume 53, No. 11

This November, Trial’s products liability issue explores corporate wrongdoing and more. Learn about using corporate guilty pleas to impeach employee testimony; holding boom lift manufacturers and rental companies accountable for crush injuries; and the limits of personal jurisdiction after Bristol-Myers. Also: a Q&A with Judge Robert Dow on proposed amendments to FRCP 23.

Theme articles

  • Constricting personal jurisdiction
    Robert S. Peck
  • Judges forum held on personal jurisdiction
  • Q&A: Better rules through collaboration
    Robert Dow interview, by Kate Halloran
  • Looking out for boom lift defects
    David L. Kwass
  • Exposing corporate deceit
    Larry E. Coben

Also Featured

  • The Brief November 2017

President's Page

  • Slipping through the cracks
    Kathleen Nastri

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Limo service fails to activate seat belts
  • Deliberate indifference
  • Failure to secure outdoor shelter
  • Failure to maintain control of semi-trailer
  • Trucker strikes and kills teenage pedestrian
  • Jury finds dog attack caused plaintiff's injuries
  • Failure to maintain shopping center floors
  • Failure to clean diesel fuel spill
  • Disabled safety devices lead to arm amputation

On the Hill

  • A needle in a haystack
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Persuasive demonstratives
    Kristine K. Meredith
  • Better motions in limine
    Christopher J. Bryant

Question of the Month

  • What do you imagine courtrooms of the future will look like?


  • Connecting with a millennial jury
    Diane M. Zhang

Justice in Motion

  • Two signature events are back!
  • Giving Jane Doe a voice
    Diane M. Zhang


  • How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer, 2d. ed.
    by Stewart Edelstein, reviewed by Adrianne W. Webb


  • The lighter side of the law