Frequently Asked Questions
Q - Is searching this website really free?
A – Yes. Unlike our competitors' websites, searching JVRA’s database of over 100,000 cases is 100% free! You will find articles in practically every area of litigation sorted by headlines and then read more about the case before you have to spend a single dime!
Q - If I decide I want to purchase complete articles, what is the best way to do that?
A - Depending on your needs, we offer several affordable plans for access to JVRA’s online data and acclaimed newsletters. If you are from a large law firm, insurance company or have heavy litigation research needs, our new Litigation Support Plan includes annual. complete access to our online database, all verdict amounts displayed in the search results, range of recovery and jurisdiction filters, and up to 500 full article downloads. The LSP also includes one hardcopy subscription to the Jury Verdict Review & Analysis newsletter of your choice, a companion E-zine of the same edition, as well as three call-in professional searches with up to five articles for each assisted search (additional articles available at $20 each). We also offer our very popular Day Pass Plan for just $99 which includes 10 full article downloads, all verdict amounts displayed in the search results, range of recovery and jurisdiction filters and 24 hours of access. Of course, if all you need is one individual article, you can always purchase that article for $30.
Compare this to our competitors who charge thousands of dollars for data access and newsletters (if they offer them) and you will see why we are the litigation information price leader.
Q - How complete are your articles?
A - We strive to be as thorough in our coverage of each case as possible. The majority of our articles are written by attorneys or paralegals based upon interviews with the attorney or attorneys who actually tried the case. Typically, each article includes a complete summary of the facts of the case, witness testimony, expert testimony and case reference information including the names of the experts who testified as well as the Judge and trial attorneys involved. On rare occasions, the reference information has been withheld due to confidentiality agreements.
Q - I like to research cases similar to those I am working on so why should I consider subscribing to one of your publications?
A - Good question. Although researching similar cases is highly effective, we nonetheless recommend that you subscribe and read our monthly publications either in your jurisdiction or nationally (available in hardcopy as well as electronically) simply because there are ideas, strategies and results that you are not aware of - and you cannot research what you don't know. Each monthly publication includes a complete table of contents so that you can easily scan the cases that interest you.
Q - What do commentary articles include and why should I care?
A - As our name implies, not only do we review jury verdicts from around the country, but we also analyze the strategies utilized by opposing counsel when presenting their cases. This analysis typically includes detailed insights into how and why the jury returned with the verdict that they did. It also includes the thinking that went into preparing the case and the winning counsel's successful strategies. No other publication of its kind offers such a valuable look into the inner workings of trial preparation and presentation.
Q - What is included in the Annual Reports?
A - Each annual report includes every case we covered in that area of litigation (medical malpractice, product liability, employment law & construction negligence) from around the entire U.S. in the prior year. If you or your firm specializes in any of these areas of litigation, the annual reports give you a national perspective of what is happening in that area of litigation. Note: due to the high number of medical malpractice cases covered each year, we include only the top 100 plaintiff's verdicts.
Q - I recently had a successful result with a case I was working on, what's the advantage of submitting the case to you for publication?
A - There are several reasons why you would want to submit all of your successful cases to us. First, submitted cases are published in our monthly publications and will be read by your fellow attorneys and by numerous insurance personnel. Second, once your published article is loaded into our online database, you can utilize our Virtual Plaque(TM) service that allows you to link to your case under our authoritative banner from your website and also from any client emails you send out. We also offer PDFs of your case under our banner that are suitable for printing and mounting so that you can display your successful cases on your office wall. Finally, potential clients come to our website to search cases similar to their own to find attorneys and firms in their area who have a proven track record of success.