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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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2019 May—Insurance

Volume 55, No. 5

This month, Trial focuses on insurance-related issues including coverage after natural disasters, liability of home rental platforms, overcoming exclusions for intentional torts, and ERISA disability claims. Also: Use pre-incident photos to prove damages.

Cover image: MAGANN/Getty Images

Theme articles

  • Break down disaster defenses
    Soren Gisleson
  • Defeating the intentional act exclusion
    Eric Dinnocenzo
  • A host of problems
    Steven Sweat
  • Fighting for ERISA disability benefits
    Jennifer Danish

President's Page

  • After the storm
    Elise R. Sanguinetti

Also Featured

  • The Brief May 2019

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Jones Act violation
  • Age, national origin discrimination
  • Failure to help bus rider with mobility issues
  • Jury awards damages to family of murdered woman
  • Negligent entrustment
  • Failure to maintain appropriate speed
  • Failure to avoid cyclist
  • Failure to check brakes during service visits
  • Failure to clear snow and ice
  • Lack of safety pins on rail rack

Good Counsel

  • The power of pre-injury photos
    Karen Koehler

Question of the Month

  • What's your top tip for developing your professional network?

On the Hill

  • The clock is ticking down on forced arbitration
    Charlotte McBirney

Tech Bytes

  • Storytelling in six slides
    Cliff Atkinson

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the Horizon May 2019


  • Bicyclist's death leads to overhaul of safety policies
    Mandy Brown


  • The lighter side of law