April 23, 2013 Articles

A Mock Trial in a Complex Business Tort Case

With 90 days left before the trial, the thought of a mock trial was daunting. What could we learn that we didn't know already?

By Frederick H. Riesmeyer II, Shannon Cohorst Johnson, Gregory B. Whiston, and Bret Dillingham

The Call from the Mayor’s Office 
With a projected three- to four-week jury trial set to begin in 90 days and after considerable pretrial preparation, trial counsel representing a Midwestern city received a call from the mayor’s office “to talk about the case.” The “call” had the feeling of being called to the principal’s office.

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