General Attitudes Towards Litigation

The DecisionQuest General Attitudes Toward Litigation Report is designed to provide litigators and their clients with insight and analysis about jurors and their opinions of plaintiffs, the plaintiffs’ bar, and corporate defendants.

The data we present tells a story of jurors who are skeptical of the sophisticated tactics of the plaintiffs’ bar, but who will still not hesitate to reward them with big damage awards when they feel it is warranted.

Key Takeaways

  • What percentage of potential jurors believe people will fake injury or illness?
  • How many believe class actions are a great way to punish corporations?
  • How many believe that damages are too high? (Hint: only 8% think they are too low).
  • What do these attitudes mean for plaintiffs and defendants?