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News | 10/14/2022

Runaway Verdicts: Reversing The Trend

What happens when you mix major damages, a large corporation, a denial (or half acceptance) of fault, and an angry jury that wants to send a strong message? In the courtroom, the result just might be a colossal verdict. Such judgments that defy precedent and logic have been blamed for crippling business owners…

News | 08/10/2022

I Registered The Term Nuclear Verdicts® – Here’s Why

Carrier Management

Plaintiffs’ California dreamin’ became a reality when a Los Angeles jury went nuclear with a verdict of $464.6 million after an eight-week trial in June. The verdict included $24.6 million in compensatory damages and a staggering $440 million in punitive damages…

News | 08/01/2022

Viewpoint: Jury Blasts Defense with a $464.5 Million Nuclear Verdict

Claims Journal

Plaintiffs’ California dreamin’ became a reality when a Los Angeles jury went nuclear with a verdict of $464.6 million after an eight-week trial in June. The verdict included $24.6 million in compensatory damages and a staggering $440 million in punitive damages…

News | 06/27/2022

Inaugural Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute

University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Director of Development, Debbie Rider, ’84 (JD), shared Dean Robert A. Schapiro’s congratulations to defense attorneys who participated in Tyson & Mendes’ inaugural Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute held at the U.S. Grant June 23-26, 2022. Civil defense attorneys engaged in three full-days of rigorous and groundbreaking training for designed to elevate trial techniques, litigation tactics, and jury strategies—to level the playing field and provide for equal justice for all litigants…

News | 04/22/2022

Teach Defense Lawyers How to Humanize Your Insureds

Carrier Management

Insurance carriers, are you and your defense counsel ready for the “perfect storm” of litigation that is coming once the pandemic is over? Are your teams trained to defend against the increasing wave of nuclear verdicts—jury verdicts of $10 million or more, or those in which non-economic damage…

News | 03/14/2022

Inaugural Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute Announced: First and Only Trial Academy for Civil Defense Attorneys Set for June 23-26 in San Diego

Features: Bob Tyson and Linda Lane

The inaugural Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute will take place June 23-26, 2022, in San Diego, led by an esteemed faculty of legal defense experts, including top trial attorneys, a specialist in jury psychology, and a certified faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and professor at the University of San Diego School of Law.