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The Origins and Implications of Summary Jury Trials in Personal Injury Cases

April 11, 2013

In the early 1980s, District Judge Thomas D. Lambros devised the Summary Jury Trial (SJT) as a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for cases pending in the Northern District of Ohio.  It was essentially a practice trial lasting no more than one day, and heard before a jury of six chosen via voir dire […]

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