The New Hampshire Supreme Court has struck down parts of the state’s mandatory screening panel statute in medical malpractice cases as an infringement of the litigants’ right to trial by jury. In re Southern New Hampshire Med. Ctr., 2012 WL 5349992 (N.H. Oct. 30, 2012). CCL prepared an amicus brief filed on behalf of the American Association for Justice and New Hampshire Association for Justice. The brief, authored by CCL attorney Jeffrey White, surveyed the experience of other states, some of which struck down their screening panel statutes as violative of the jury right, while many others repealed the legislation as costly and ineffective. The New Hampshire court rejected the lower court’s determination that the statute violated the separation of powers doctrine, but held that provisions preventing the parties from using documents and witnesses to attack the panel findings violated the state constitutional right to trial by jury.