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MORE THAN A FEELIN’: USING SMALL GROUP RESEARCH TO INFORM SETTLEMENT DECISIONS IN CIVIL LAWSUITS


We are excited to share with you the recent publication of Alexis Knutson, M.A., Tsongas Research Associate, with Natalie Gordon and Edie Greene, Ph.D. of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in the Georgia State University Law Review. The article describes common forecasting errors that attorneys often fall prey to when making settlement decisions. It recommends the use of small group research, such as mock trials, focus groups, and shadow juries, as a way to combat the uncertainty and complexity associated with settlement. It’s an interesting read and a great compilation of years of research on these topics. Here you can find the full article “More Than a Feelin’: Using Small Group Research to Inform Settlement Decisions in Civil Lawsuits”.

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