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Talking Bull, Episode Twenty Three, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

May 24th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the twenty third and final installment of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…       In a fitting end to the season, Bull provides us with a confusing, nonsensical, yet entertaining season finale. The Case of the Loving Siblings The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency raids a house during a boy’s birthday party and finds a stockpile of heroin under the porch. Mom is arrested,

Talking Bull, Episode Twenty Two, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

May 17th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the twenty second edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         After a full season of ethically challenged behavior, Bull and his team spend an episode pondering the morality behind what they do. Why, this should be the most intriguing hour of television since — nope, then they stalk, bug and arrest their own client. The Case of the Unsavory Client

Talking Bull, Episode Twenty One, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

May 10th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the twenty first edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…       This week, in the start of a three-part season finale, either Dr. Bull gives the single most powerful consultation to an attorney ever or the whole thing was nonsense. I will explain, and you can decide. The Case of Benny, Finally Finally, Benny is charged with the crime we have been

Talking Bull, Episode Twenty, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

May 3rd, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the twentieth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         This week, Bull intentionally influences his client to attempt to strangle Bull in court to prove that his client is not guilty of murder. Finally, the show reveals what we jury consultants are really like: selfless and disposable. The Case of the Manchurian Golfer In this episode, we get a little

Talking Bull, Episode Nineteen, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

April 20th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the nineteenth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         The great Bull Paradox is that each week there is a lot of hype made of Bull’s supernatural social science prowess and jury consulting skills, but he has yet to show us that he can use these genius skills, rather than his jury tampering or crime scene investigation skills, to win

A Jury Consultant Reviews ‘You, The Jury’

April 10th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In this Law360 article, DOAR’s Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the new Fox show “You, The Jury”.     When a television show like “You, The Jury” appears, in which millions of home viewers vote on the verdict in a murder trial, a few questions might come to mind. “Have we reached the last days of the Roman Empire?” perhaps, or the more modern “How close are we to the Purge?” As a jury consultant, I am going to focus on a narrower but important question: How might this wacky show affect actual jurors? The Mega-Mock Trial

Talking Bull, Episode Eighteen, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

April 5th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the eighteenth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         This week’s episode strays far from the “He’s a genius jury consultant” premise of the show. It is a whodunit that appears to be the result of someone getting a good deal on a script from “Murder She Wrote: The Lost Episodes.” But, as many readers of this column have said,

Expert Witness’s Assistance and Resulting Mistrial

April 4th, 2017|

On Monday, March 27, 2017, a Pennsylvania state judge declared a mistrial in the latest case over the alleged side effects of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  In the midst of his testimony, the expert witness for the plaintiff ran to the aid of a juror suffering a medical emergency.  The expert, Dr. Mark Solomon, was to testify that the plaintiff’s exposure to Risperdal had caused him to develop large female-like breasts (a condition known as gynecomastia). After the juror was taken to the hospital, Johnson & Johnson moved for a mistrial noting that the incident had colored

Talking Bull, Episode Seventeen, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

March 30th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the seventeenth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         You know how on medical shows they teach you how to commit malpractice and get away with it? In this episode, Bull teaches how to get away with jury tampering, and Benny shows us how to get disbarred. The Case of the Pump and Dump Class Action This week, Bull spends

Talking Bull, Episode Sixteen, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

March 8th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the sixteenth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…       In this episode, we learn that attorneys become profoundly talented tacticians after working with a jury consultant a couple of times. Let that sink in for a moment. But then we also learn that the only way that Bull is successful is by living in a world in which judges are easygoing