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Neutralizing jury bias

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Sharon Bauer

If you have been following personal injury decisions in Ontario lately, you have noticed the trend. For the most part, juries have been giving injured victims unfavourable results, including shutting them out of any compensation. Not long ago, personal injury lawyers were filing jury notices with nearly every claim. Now a significant number of personal injury lawyers prefer a judge alone trial. Insurance lawyers strategically file a jury notice with nearly every claim. What has caused such a change?

While the threshold and the deductible can...