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Right to Jury Trial; Jury Trial Waiver

Both the Missouri Constitution and US Constitution guarantee the right to trial by jury in certain cases. In Missouri, the right to a jury trial is “implied in all cases in which an issue of fact, in an action for the recovery of money only, is inolved, whether the right is one at common law […]

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Punitive Damages, Remittitur

One of the reasons settlements are favored in litigation is because there is much uncertainty involved in trials. This is true for trials tried to a judge or a jury.┬áIt is difficult, if not impossible, to predict what the judge or jury will consider to be important and how he/she/they will react to a given […]

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