Researching Jury Verdicts

New England Law Library
Barry Stearns, Reference Librarian
May 2000

The Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island verdict reporter. Louisville, KY : Judicial Advisory Services.
Stack 187

New England jury verdict review and analysis. Newark, N.J. : Jury Verdict Review Publications, Inc. 1985-.
Stack 190

Dollar verdicts : personal injury. Vol. Cyclopedia of trial practice. [St. Paul, Minn.?] : West Group, 1998-.
KF1257.Z95 D65 1998

What's it worth? New York, N.Y. : Kluwer Law Book Publishers, c1985-.
KF1256.A53 W43

Personal injury valuation handbooks. Special research reports in the continuing Jury Verdict Research project. Solon, Ohio : Jury Verdict Research, Inc., 1959-.
KF1256.A8 J87

Damages in tort actions. New York, N.Y.: M. Bender, c2000-
KF1250 .D35 v.7

DeFrances, Carol J. Civil jury cases and verdicts in large counties : civil justice survey of state courts, 1992 / by Carol J. DeFrances... [et al.]. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, [1995].
Stack 005 Crim.J 10

DeFrances, Carol J. Civil trial cases and verdicts in large counties, 1996 / by Carol J. DeFrances and Marika F.X. Litras. Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics,, [1999].
Stack 005 Crim.J 10

Litras, Marika F. X. Federal tort trials and verdicts, 1996-97 / by Marika F.X. Litras and Carol J. DeFrances. Vol. Federal justice statistics program. Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, [1999].
Stack 005 Crim.J 10

Press, Andrew H. Federal tort trials and verdicts, 1994-95 / by Andrew H. Press, Carol J. DeFrances. Vol. Federal Justice Statistics Program. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, [1997].
Stack 005 Crim.J 10

Stein, Jacob A. Stein's personal injury damages service : in-depth study on personal injury damages, keyed to Stein on Personal injury damages 2d / edited by Jacob A. Stein. Vol. Stein on personal injury damages 2nd Personal injury damages. Deerfield, IL : Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1992-
KF1257 .S742 1992

Internet Site

Morelaw.com (http://www.morelaw.com/ )- Jury verdicts and experts

Westlaw Databases (academic accounts)

1. JVN - This database is based upon verdict, judgment, settlement, arbitration,and expert witness information compiled and transmitted by JVN. Theinformation dates from 1988 to the present and is gathered from attorneys who have participated in trials, settlements or arbitrations in Washington,Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.

2. LRP-JV - This database contains jury verdict and settlement summariesconsisting of information such as case type, geographical area where a case was tried or settled, party names, attorneys' names, expert witnesses' names, factual information about the case, and verdict or settlement amounts.

3. FL-JV - This database contains the Florida Jury Verdict Reporter, a database of jury verdict and settlement summaries from Florida.

4. CA-JV - This database is based upon verdict, judgment, and expert witness information compiled from 1991 and is gathered from attorneys who have tried cases in the superior courts and in the U.S. District Courts in California.

5. VST - This database contains summaries of verdicts and settlementsin recently decided personal injury cases that have appeared in Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics.

6. ATLA-JV - This database is based upon verdict and settlement information compiled and transmitted by ATLA. Data from sources nationwide will be included, beginning with documents from 1984 through the present.

7. LEGNEWSL - This is a group database consisting of newsletters available on WESTLAW. Many newsletters report verdict and settlement amounts.

8. Database ALR - This search can be combined with terms describing a specific harm or injury (ankle in the example below) to retrieve annotations that collect case citations involving excessive or inadequate damages:

ti(excessiveness & damage & ankle)

Lexis databases: (academic accounts)

Using Lexis on the Internet follow this path:

Option 2: Explore Services : - Area of Law by Topic - Litigation - Jury Verdicts (national services are available at this point) alternatively, you can click on State to search by a specific state.