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Verdict Submission Form

To submit your verdict or settlement for publishing, please first read our guidelines for submission.
If your case qualifies for publishing, simply complete the report form below, proofread your information and click the "Send Form" button.

SUBMITTING PARTY
Name:
(Required)
Representing:
(Required)
Firm/Company:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Telephone:
(Required)
Fax:
Email:
(Required)
CASE INFORMATION
Case Name:
(Required)
Case Number:
Case Type:
Verdict For:
Amount:
Topic:
Court:
Department:
Filing Date:
 mm/dd/yyyy Case Not Filed
Result Date:
 mm/dd/yyyy
Trial Length:
 
Deliberation:
 
Result / Trial Notes:
Poll(s) / Issue(s):
Expert Testimony:
Arbitration/Mediation Notes:
Settlement Conference Notes:
Post Trial Motions:
PLAINTIFF ATTORNEYS
Name/Firm, Address, Tel., Fax, Email, Representing:
DEFENDANT ATTORNEYS
Name/Firm, Address, Tel., Fax, Email, Representing:
JUDGE, ARBITRATOR / MEDIATOR
Name/Firm, Address, Tel., Fax, Email, In Capacity As:
EXPERTS
Name/Firm, Address, Tel., Fax, Email, Representing, Expertise:
CASE FACTS
Case Facts:
Plaintiff Contentions:
Defendant Contentions:
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Comparative
Liability
 Party :   $ Amt. Paid :
Award
Amounts:
 Gross $   Net $ 
Economic:
Non-Economic:
Punitive:
Total Award:
Total to Plaintiff:
Specials
In Evidence:
MED Current: MED Future: 
LOE Current: LOE Future: 
Settlement
Discussions
Injuries
Damages
Result
Other
Information

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Submission Guidelines

TYPES OF RESULTS WE PUBLISH:

Civil jury and bench trial results

Civil settlement results (with the noted requirements below)

Binding arbitration results

Directed verdict and non-suit results

Results received on motion for summary adjudication

Nonvoluntary Dismissals

TYPES OF RESULTS WE DO NOT PUBLISH:

Settlements with confidential amounts. (Although we may keep the names of the parties, caption and case number confidential, we must have a settlement amount)

Hung jury results. (The case may be retried and the fact that there was a prior hung jury can be reported in the jury trial result summary)

Mistrials. (For the same reason as hung juries)

Results where the sole opposing party is in Pro Per.

Results where opposing counsel are not disclosed. (We recognize there are circumstances where identifying an attorney identifies the party. In those cases, we will not identify the attorney in the publication. But to verify the information reported, we require that all opposing counsel be disclosed.)

Results where insufficient information is available. (Cases subject to complete confidentiality agreements and cases where the confidentiality prohibits disclosure of sufficient information for the report to be useful to other attorneys, will not be reported.)

Duplicative results. (Report the entire case at one time. Please do not report partial settlements or a bifurcated trial if the damages phase is still pending.)

Voluntary dismissals. (In exchange for a waiver of costs.)

Nuisance results.

Results over one year old.

Small Claims cases.

Non-binding arbitrations.

Report Format:

If you choose not to use the online form, please still use it as a guide -- so that you send the same information in the same order.

Because of the number of cases we receive, we ask that you send additions, corrections, etc. by fax or email only.

Verification process:

Once we receive a verdict or settlement, we prepare a draft of the report based on the information obtained from the reporting party. We then fax it to all counsel identified and request assistance in providing missing information and in verifying the accuracy of the report. Where the parties cannot agree and the dispute cannot be resolved, we will report each party's respective assertions as "per the plaintiff" and "per the defendant".

The Daily Journal Corporation reserves the right to exercise editorial prerogative regarding any submitted case reports. Please indicate if the matter contains precedential or other extraordinary information.

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