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 February—Transportation

Volume 53, No. 2

Recent years have seen an alarming increase in the number of deaths on America's roads. In the February issue of Trial, find out how trial lawyers can help make them safer, from reducing distracted driving to holding the trucking industry accountable. Also, read up on the most recent developments surrounding driverless cars and a look ahead at transportation policy in the Trump administration.

Theme articles

  • Making our highways safer: A silent epidemic
    Robert E. Ammons
  • Making our highways safer: Holding FAST against transportation brokers
    Rena Leizerman
  • March of the machines
    Donald H. Slavik and Adam J. Levitt
  • Sidebar: States consider robot cars
    Daniel Hinkle
  • Debunking junk science in train crash cases
    Patrick J. Fitzgerald
  • The landscape of distracted driving
    Joel D. Feldman

President's Page

  • Syncing innovation with safety
    Julie Braman Kane

Justice in Motion

  • Pound Institute Report on Amended Rule 26(b)
  • What motivates jurors?
  • Transportation-based networking

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Railroad's failure to timely act on buckled track leads to fatal derailment
  • Helicopter's non-energy-absorbing seats injure passengers
  • Tired trucker rear-ends sedan, injuring infant
  • Failure to place appropriate signage near wet floor
  • Project manager's order created safety hazards that injured worker

On the Hill

  • Transportation policy under Trump
    John Bowman

Good Counsel

  • Avoiding deposition mistakes
    Chad Ihrig
  • Unleashing HITECH
    Tiana Hinnant

Question of the Month

  • How do you actively encourage work-life balance in your office?

Supreme Court Review

  • Still standing after Spokeo
    Stuart T. Rossman

Tech Brief

  • The Xs and Os of online marketing
    James Fitzgerald


  • The Fearless Cross-Examiner: Win the witness, win the case
    Patrick Malone


  • The lighter side of the law