You may submit reports of verdicts and settlements for publication in a future issue of Lawyers USA. All information provided in Verdict & Settlement Report submissions is subject to verification prior to publication. Please read the terms below before submitting the form. Questions about Verdict & Settlement Reports should be directed to Tony Ogden at (617) 218-8220.
Lawyers USA publishes “Verdict & Settlement Reports” to assist lawyers in judging the value of cases and to provide members of the bar with an additional practical resource unavailable elsewhere.
The information contained in these reports is generally provided by one of the lawyers in the case, although occasional reports may be based on court records and news reports. When the report is submitted by an attorney, the lawyer drafts the information under “Other useful information.” Lawyers USA then edits that material for style, grammar, length, and, where appropriate, content.
To be published, a report must:
- Include the name of the case, the court name and docket number. If requested, Lawyers USA may, in appropriate cases, withhold this information from the published version – but the information must be provided to us initially so we can be sure that such a case did exist.
- Include the date of the verdict or settlement, the name of the judge, the amount of the verdict or settlement, and, if it is a defense verdict, the plaintiff’s demand. This information cannot be witheld from publication.
- Include the names of the lawyers for all of the parties. As a rule, Lawyers Weekly withholds the name(s) of the lawyer(s) for the “losing” party (the party that did not submit the report).
- Provide a description of the case to go under the “Other useful information” heading.