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(L-R): Carolyn Koch, trial consultant in Virginia, Jill Cohen, of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, and David Cohen, professor with Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia. Courtesy photos

Some plaintiffs lawyers have begun to call their clients victims of “cancel culture,” but will adopting a label laden with political overtones help them win their cases?

In a handful of civil suits, lawyers are including that term in their court pleadings, and mentioning it when their cases are covered in local media. Conservatives adopted the phrase to describe a sort of censorship or ostracism of people or ideas that are considered offensive or politically incorrect.

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Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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