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Why Look at Jury Awards?
Finding data on actual jury awards and settlements can help lawyers assess damages. This page points to some resources for this task.
Iowa information may also be found in the broader databases, but these sources are specific to Iowa.
Polk County Jury Verdicts, 1993-2002
Library location: KFI4395 .P64 2004
Compiled by the Polk County Court Administration. The listings are organized by type of accident and include the following data, as applicable: date of trial, type of injury, sex and age of plaintiff, medical special damages, last demand before trial, last offer before trial, and jury verdict and percentage of comparative fault.
Polk County Jury Verdicts, 2007 - 2014
Compiled and categorized by the Polk County Court Administration. The listings include the following data, as applicable: date of trial, type of injury, sex and age of plaintiff, medical special damages, last demand before trial, last offer before trial, and jury verdict and percentage of comparative fault.
Iowa Jury Verdicts Combined (IA-JV)
"Summaries of jury verdicts, judgments, settlements, and arbitration awards from federal and state proceedings in Iowa. . . from Jury Verdict Research, Inc., LRP Publications, Inc. and West" (Coverage varies.)
Requires Westlaw password.
Westlaw for Law Schools
To view the entire directory, select Jury Verdicts and Settlements under Content types from home Westlaw screen (after you are logged in).
Specific Westlaw resources of interest include:
Lexis for Law Schools
Pre-search or post-search you can select the category filter Jury Verdicts and Settlements. The Verdict & Settlement Analyzer can also be directly accessed through the waffle menu (9 grid box in top Lexis Advance menu).
Dollar Verdicts: Personal Injury
Library location: KF1257.Z95 D65
This source presents an alphabetical listing of injuries, from abdomen to wrongful death, and for each topic summarizes relevant cases decided, including listing the amount awarded.
What's it Worth? A Guide to Current Personal Injury Awards and Settlements
Library location: Reserve KF1257 .M9.
Also available in
Lexis (use browse sources to access content for the particular state desired; password required).
This source summarizes personal injury damage awards, with each edition covering a three-year time period.
MoreLaw Verdict Search
Provides access to jury verdicts and judgments, searchable by jurisdiction, keyword, and more.
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