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Tips from trial lawyers on vetting personal injury cases

Last year, a jury awarded $15 million in the largest slip-and-fall verdict in history to a female trucker who fell on an oily patch in a Walmart parking lot. While turning a hard rock into a gem may be rare, trial lawyers are making decisions every day about whether to take or turn away cases. Here are tips from some veteran trial lawyers on choosing cases.

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Right to counsel in civil cases?

The right to counsel is one of the most established tenets of criminal law. But a recent U.S. Supreme Court case could lead more trial courts to find a right to counsel in civil cases where litigants face the potential loss of liberty or other rights, and procedural protections are lacking.

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