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Call Your Next Witness - Bob Cosgrove and Matt Care Discuss last week's Defense Verdict

June 10, 2021

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<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;">"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels."    What does this Ginger Rogers quote have to do with litigation and trial practice? Good question.   Bob Cosgrove and Matt Care just tried a case to a unanimous defense verdict, in front of of a real live jury in Pennsylvania.  You can read up on the details of the case <a href="https://www.wcmlaw.com/2021/06/wcm-obtains-defense-verdict-in-philadelphia-in-person-trial/">here</a>.</div>
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<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;">Putting aside the odd facts of the case, and the procedural minefield that Bob, Matt and their team successfully navigated on their way to a unanimous verdict, there simply have not been many cases tried to verdict in the United States in the past 15 months.   What does a COVID-era jury trial look like, as compared to past trials?   How did the jury selection process work?   What were the masking protocols?  Were attorneys permitted to move around the courtroom, per usual?</div>
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<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;"><span class="break-words"><span dir="ltr">In discussing these trial logistics, Bob mentioned the Ginger Rogers quote to describe the role of a trial attorney right now.  Just like other trials, except "backwards and in high heels."     Listen to Brian Gibbons and Georgia Coats interview Bob and Matt about their experience on the latest episode of Call Your Next Witness, on <strong><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-8-bob-cosgrove-matthew-care-wade-clark-mulcahy/id1552130914?i=1000524882298">Apple</a></strong></span></span>, <strong><a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/6AqYXgnT09D5x0xfWpcrzK?si=QmsO7FiKTJ-KTW2SPxpiCg&amp;dl_branch=1">Spotify</a></strong>, or wherever you download podcasts.  And if you'd like to discuss content or being a guest, please contact <a href="mailto:bgibbons@wcmlaw.com">Brian Gibbons</a> or <a href="mailto:gcoats@wcmlaw.com">Georgia Coats</a></div>
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