Top Verdicts + Family Law

Jury trials have returned to the state and the top verdicts in 2021 reflect not only the uptick in trials and court activity, but a general return to normalcy. More than half of the top 10 verdicts last year involve breach of contract claims and business disputes, something we’ve heard is likely to continue as a trend. Law Week also shined a spotlight this week on family law — high pro se rates in family law cases may be an accessibility indicator and the state passed a law last week clarifying a child isn't neglected if the child is participating in a reasonable and independent activity.