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Reptile Theory

Aug 20, 2019

Judges across state differ on ‘reptile’ tactics

Virginia courts may not have felt the reptile’s strike, but judges are taking different approaches with the prospect of plaintiff’s lawyers armed with psychological jury appeals. At issue is the “reptile” litigation tactic: an appeal to jurors’ subconscious fears that trigger a basic response for survival. While judges appear reluctant to impose discovery restrictions based […]

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