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Trial Magazine

2018 June—Protecting Those Who Serve

Volume 54, No. 6

Trial’s June issue focuses on protecting those who serve. Read about helping veterans access disability benefits, representing servicemembers with medical negligence claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, defending servicemembers from forced arbitration of employment claims, and more. Also: a preview of AAJ's 2018 Annual Convention in Denver.

Theme articles

  • Unlock veterans' disability benefits
    Marc Whitehead
  • Clearing FTCA hurdles
    Lauren E. Davis and Lauren M. Ellerman
  • Defending servicemembers from forced arbitration
    R. Joseph Barton
  • Sidebar: Working toward a legislative solution
    Charlotte McBirney
  • Sexual assault in the military
    Susan L. Burke interview, by Diane M. Zhang
  • Sidebar: Roadblocks to justice
    Kat Thomas
  • Don't overlook economic damages
    Dennis McCarthy and Michael D. McCarthy

Also Featured

  • The Brief June 2018
  • 2018 Annual Convention: The Mile-High City
  • 2018 Annual Convention: Explore Denver

President's Page

  • Duty and service
    Kathleen Nastri

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Improperly installed base plates led to scaffold collapse
  • Failure to properly load steel tubing bundles
  • Failure to protect against elevation-related hazard
  • Retaliation
  • Failure to heed red light at intersection
  • Negligent entrustment
  • Use of defective netting at batting cage facility
  • Failue to warn of dangerous condition on truck lot
  • Inadequate security
  • Failure to remove bamboo near power lines

On the Hill

  • The last line of defense
    Mary Graffam

Good Counsel

  • Social media discovery
    Stephen G. Lowry and Madeline E. McNeeley
  • Determining defendant entities
    John Coco

Question of the Month

  • What pro bono cases have you been working on?

Tech Brief

  • The power of cell phone logs
    Jay R. Vaughn


  • Free Speech on Campus
    by Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman, reviewed by Seth Carroll


  • The lighter side of the law