Million dollar jury verdicts in employment cases in New Jersey have caused many sleepless nights for employment attorneys. A study by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2001 showed that the median employment discrimination verdict was $606,000, and is still on the rise. Thomas H. Cohen, J.D., Ph.D., Punitive Damage Awards in Large Counties, 2001 (March 2001).
What can attorneys do to reduce the risk of a runaway jury verdict?
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