From Jenkin's Law Library comes this useful article: "Verdict and Settlement Research on the Internet: There's Room for Growth," by Michelle Ayers (originally published in Pennsylvania Law Weekly). The article begins:
Conducting comprehensive jury verdict and settlement research [JVSR] has always been difficult, and even with the advent of the Internet, it's still not an easy task. However, the Internet has improved access with Web sites for free and fee-based collections.
But there's truth to the old adage, "You get what you pay for". What follows is a review of notable JVSR sources. Keep in mind one must always stay alert for newcomers, most of which will almost certainly publish directly to the Internet.
The article's focus is Pennsylvania, but it contains tips for learning about verdicts and settlements in other parts of the country, and may give you some useful ideas on how to get started in your own.