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Trial Magazine

2019 October—From Intake to Settlement

Volume 55, No. 10

This month, Trial explores key issues that can arise “from intake to settlement,” with articles on client intake, cross-examination tips, and Medicare obligations, and a Q&A with negotiation guru Joe Rice. Also: Elevate your motion practice.

Cover image: Khvost / Shutterstock

Theme articles

  • Choose wisely
    Susan Dennehy
  • Q&A: Stay focused
    Joe Rice Interview, by Kate Halloran
  • Don't lose sight of Medicare's interests
    Kason Kimberley and Lawrence Lassiter
  • 10 tips for your cross-examination toolbox
    Frank G. Forchione
  • Keeping settlements on track
    Anna P. Prakash

Also Featured

  • AAJ Officers 2019–2020
  • The Brief October 2019

President's Page

  • Stepping up to prevent tragedy
    Bruce H. Stern

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Wrongful shooting of child
  • Failure to implement safety precautions at light rail station
  • Tortious interference with contractual relations
  • Defamation by libel
  • Failure to call patient's emergency contact before discharge
  • Negligent operation of tractor-trailer
  • Truck fatally strikes bicyclist
  • Negligent operation of hydraulic lift at car dealership

Good Counsel

  • Back to basics—briefing and arguing motions
    Steve Herman

Question of the Month

  • Which U.S. Supreme Court justice, past or present, would you like to have dinner with and why?

Supreme Court Review

  • Merck moving forward
    Matthew Wessler

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the horizon October 2019
  • Honoring trial lawyers & activists


  • Advanced Case Framing
    Mark Mandell
  • Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation
    Robert L. Tsai
  • Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving Adventures in the World of Cybercrime
    Kate Fazzini
  • The Medical Malpractice Trial
    Michael Koskoff and Sean McElligott
  • Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety
    Timothy D. Lytton


  • The lighter side of the law