Venable partner John Worden co-authored an article, “Pandemic Arbitration,” for the BASF blog on January 26. The following is an excerpt:
I try jury trials. I also try arbitrations. Unfortunately, anyone expecting to talk to a jury this year is likely out of luck. Although a small number of social-distanced jury trials were attempted in 2020, for the most part they were a disaster. I would say it is fifty-fifty whether any California case gets in front of a jury before the end of 2021.