“That … company, I don’t like them. They are not 100 percent on the up and up. They seem morally and ethically corrupt. They knew they had a loophole and milked it for all it was worth and got all that money. Now I guess we have to talk about whether or not they broke the law. Who votes yes?” — Mock Juror, 2006
While the 2002 Enron collapse and the epidemic of corporate scandals that followed may have faded from the public’s consciousness, jurors still voice distrust of big companies. Measured in national surveys and mock trials, citizens like the one quoted above, who participated in a mock trial in Denver last summer, fit a variety of litigation fact patterns into simple narratives of corporate greed.
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