Insurers can expect unfavorable rulings from juries, survey finds

01/13/2013 | PropertyCasualty360

A majority of people are biased against insurance carriers and are more likely to favor an individual who sues an insurer if they sit as jurors on a case, according to a poll by DRI-Voice of the Defense Bar. "The results of our poll show two things: the fact that only 20 percent would approach their responsibilities as a juror in an objective manner means that we have a bit of public education to do on the role of a juror in the administration of justice. Second, while some of the demographic responses are expected, others are quite surprising," DRI's John Kouris said in a statement.

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