Millennial Jurors Will Affect Product Liability Trials

April 28, 2016, 4:00 AM

Members of the safety-conscious millennial generation are serving on juries now—and that affects methods of trial presentation as well as more substantive issues in motor vehicle and other product liability cases, some in the litigation business say.

Upwards of 80 percent of millennials expect corporations to take every precaution to ensure safety, regardless of practicality or cost, trial consultant Marygrace Schaeffer said.

And millennial survey respondents don’t see government safety standards as the relevant measuring stick, said Schaeffer, senior vice president at DecisionQuest in Minneapolis.

Schaeffer spoke at an event in Phoenix, geared towards lawyers and focused on motor vehicle ...

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