John McDonough, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses the second part of his 'Vanishing Jury Trial' series in Defendant. This article will explore the potential causes of this phenomenon, with a heightened focus on the expanded role of judges in encouraging pre-trial settlement across the board. Why are risk management professionals relying less on juries to resolve their civil disputes? Clearly, there is no one factor behind this decline.
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