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Searching Verdicts, Arbitration Awards, and Settlements in CA and NY on Smart Search
Follow these steps to learn more about verdict awards in state trial courts!
- Enter the keywords you want into the Smart Search search bar at the top of the Trellis homepage (such as your legal issue, practice area, judge, opposing counsel, etc.).
- Use Boolean operators with your keywords to focus your search.
- Select CA or NY as the state you want to search using the dropdown menu to the right of the search bar.
- Click on the Verdicts tab to review the results of your search.
- A chart will populate with the median and average of the verdict awards related to our search including, the lowest verdict, the highest verdict, a percentage breakdown of the verdict types, etc.
- If you click into any of the underlying case Dockets in your Verdicts search results, you’ll find detailed verdict information which may include a description of the case, the case type, names of experts who testified at trial, verdict type, verdict amount, jury vote breakdown, and/or a description of the jury’s findings.
💡 Analyzing this information and the docket beneath it will allow you to assess whether this case is a good comparison to your own.
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