denver trial lawyers blog

  • October 09, 2018 | Read Time: 4 Minutes

Denver Trial Lawyers Partner Daniel A. Sloane has dedicated his professional career to helping injured victims and families. Though his 20-plus years in practice as a Civil Trial Lawyer have earned him recognition among the nation’s top attorneys, his passion for making true differences in the lives of clients has been the driving force behind...

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  • September 10, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

The personal injury attorneys at Denver Trial Lawyers have been upholding the rights of injured plaintiffs for more than a decade, with thousands of cases successfully handled and more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. In Denver, Colorado, and all across the United States, clients and our peers know our law...

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  • May 23, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

It's as American as apple pie: the trial by jury. We love juries in the United States, even if we disagree with what they decide now and again. While most of the rest of the world has gotten rid of jury trials for civil cases, they're still used extensively in the American court system. Today,...

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  • April 30, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

The case dragged on for seven years, involved testimony from hundreds of witnesses, charged seven defendants on hundreds of counts, received massive media attention and cost $15 million, yet in the end, there wasn't a single conviction. It was the McMartin preschool trial, and it focused on accusations of sexual abuse against the children in...

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  • April 13, 2018 | Read Time: 4 Minutes

In today’s civil litigation system, we rely on plaintiff’s lawyers to protect our rights. They serve regular people and society as a whole. Plaintiff’s attorneys are dedicated to a fair trial and upholding the rights of individuals to seek justice. Historically, a lack of good plaintiff’s attorneys have left individuals with unfortunate results. This is...

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  • April 06, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

Even those of us who know most of what we know about the legal system from watching TV dramas understand that there are certain underlying principles at work: fairness, rights and remedies, and neutral adjudication or "blind justice," to name three. What many people don't know is that those "common sense" rules that are part...

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  • March 20, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

Today, the idea of being tried and convicted or acquitted by a jury of your peers seems obvious, but for most of human history, guilt or innocence was decided by more unusual means. Here are a few ancient precursors to today's jury trials: Trial by Ordeal In this type of trial, the accused person was...

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  • March 08, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

He might be more recognizable today as the namesake of Abraham Lincoln's assassin, but eighteenth-century English politician John Wilkes was himself an important figure in American history. By 1763, Wilkes had been in Parliament for seven years and was already becoming known as an outspoken voice for reform and critic of royal power. Wilkes published...

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  • February 07, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

Far too often, large corporations and negligent parties seek to avoid trial by jury in order to look after their own bottom line. They attempt to call lawsuits against them frivolous or settle to avoid a jury trial. One term that is used is “runaway jury.” This is the belief that juries are made up...

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  • January 22, 2018 | Read Time: 3 Minutes

You may have heard the story of Stella Liebeck, who in 1992, spilled hot coffee on her lap and took legal action against McDonald’s. As the story goes, she was driving her vehicle when the coffee spilled. She then sued McDonald’s over the spilled coffee, winning her case and forcing the global fast food chain...

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