Federal Court Precludes Anchoring in Voir Dire and Opening Statements

By Edward R. Hugo and Bina Ghanaat of Hugo Parker LLP

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HarrisMartin published our article, “The Big Problems With Mini-Openings” in the April 2023 edition of COLUMNS-Asbestos. The article focused on the problems presented by mini-opening statements and included an example where asbestos plaintiffs’ counsel sought to ask potential jurors in voir dire if they were open to awarding non-economic damages of “over 34 million dollars” to the adult heirs of a sixty-seven-year-old man who “had various medical issues such as being severely obese and having two heart attacks” prior to his …


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