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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 January—Premises Liability

Volume 55, No. 1

Trial's January issue covers premises liability with articles on preventing and responding to digital data spoliation, crafting discovery plans, wildfire litigation against investor-owned utilities, and more. Also: seven mobile tech tools.

Cover image: Chuck Colht / Unsplash

Theme Article

  • Spoliation in the digital age
    Allegra C. Carpenter
  • The narrative wheel
    Miranda L. Soucie
  • Unnatural disasters
    John Fiske and Scott Summy
  • Danger at the amusement park
    Mark Kitrick and Mark Lewis

Also Featured

  • Handling workplace sexual harassment cases
    Stephanie A. Sandler and Jessica K. Pride
  • The Brief January 2019
  • Evolving content
    Jennifer D. Adams

President's Page

  • Mining your resources
    Elise R. Sanguinetti

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Negligent hiring, entrustment
  • T-bone collision leads to quadriplegia
  • Failure to secure frozen fish boxes
  • Negligent performance of cataract surgery
  • Negligent hiring of security officer
  • Inadequate security at apartment complex
  • Failure to warn shoppers about pallet jack
  • Verdict for estate of mechanic with history of tobacco, asbestos exposure
  • Negligent maintenance of trailer
  • Failure to guard pinch point

Good Counsel

  • Tugging up damages
    David Ball and Artemis Malekpour

Question of the Month

  • What's been the biggest change to your practice over the years?

On the Hill

  • A clean slate
    Susan Steinman

Supreme Court Review

  • 2019 watchlist
    Amy Brogioli

Tech Bytes

  • 7 tools for your mobile tech kit
    Brian D. Cook

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the horizon January 2019


  • Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law
    by Michele Destefano
  • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America
    by Beth Macy
  • Reimagining Equality: A New Deal for Children of Color
    by Nancy E. Dowd
  • Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times
    by Joel Richard Paul
  • Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts, and Civic Participation
    by Michael A. Rebell


  • The lighter side of the law