Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Markets in Everything: Online Jury Trials

"The website eJury provides an attorney the opportunity to "pre-try" the case before it goes to trial in front of an actual jury at the courthouse.  Cases at the courthouse are usually tried to juries of 12 people.  At eJury, each case is tried to a minimum of 50 people.  This provides the attorney with a tremendous amount of feedback which he/she will use to establish a settlement value, find strengths and weaknesses in the evidence, learn "public" attitudes, improve jury selection, discover the most effective arguments."

Qualified eJurors get paid $5-10 depending on the size of the case, here's a sample case that paid $10.  Attorneys pay $350 per page, with a 2-page minimum and a suggested 5-page maximum, and usually get a minimum of 50 verdicts. 

5 Comments:

At 12/01/2010 1:58 PM, Blogger cluemeister said...

Somehow I see this as a venue for trial attorneys to maximize their cash awards. I wish E-jury had a loser pays scenario.

 
At 12/01/2010 2:48 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

This needs some work, but imagine if the bugs were worked out and somhing similar to this could be used to economically settle complaints that are serious, but not serious enough to go to court over.

 
At 12/01/2010 2:51 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

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At 12/01/2010 4:23 PM, Blogger juandos said...

" but imagine if the bugs were worked out and somhing similar to this could be used to economically settle complaints that are serious, but not serious enough to go to court over"...

Sort of like a small claims court online?

Yeah, I'm with you on that possibility...

 
At 12/01/2010 9:21 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Small claims court meets dancing with the stars. I don't know how this would work, but I see possibilities. Like those online rating sites for contracting services, but in reverse.

 

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