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Scales of justice are tipped against high personal injury jury awards | Patrick Brown

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 9:36 AM | By Patrick Brown

As our jury system comes under fire for being expensive, long and difficult to control (due to modern technology and outside influences), arguments are continually made to keep it. We are told juries are the great equalizers, the voice of common sense and the community’s guide to what is just. While these historical arguments have merit, there is a real question when one considers appeals as to how much deference our courts really give juries and whether the scales are balanced.

Judicial intervention with jury awards...