Preventing Nuclear Verdicts in Trucking and Transportation Cases in the COVID-19 Era

Partner Peter Dubrawski is part of DRI’s panel during their June 26, 2020 webinar, “Preventing Nuclear Verdicts in Trucking and Transportation Cases in the COVID-19 Era.”

Program Description

The trucking and transportation industry has been disproportionately affected by nuclear verdicts and settlements over the last decade. While the plaintiff reptile methodology is partly responsible for some of these enormous verdicts, several other key factors are clearly driving the increased frequency of plaintiff verdicts with exceptionally high damages. Many pundits have hypothesized that “millennial jurors” are largely to blame, however jury decision-making analyses from real and mock trials has revealed contrary results. This program is designed to provide defense attorneys, claims specialists, and in-house counsel in the trucking/transportation industry with a deep analysis of the causes of nuclear verdicts, as well as proven tactics to avoid these disastrous outcomes. The industry has the chance to use the current “timeout on the field” to reassess and refine their case assessment, file handling, witness preparation, and trial tactics in an effort to turn the tables on the plaintiffs’ bar.

Who Should Attend

  • Trucking and transportation defense attorneys
  • Claims specialists
  • In-house counsel
  • Risk managers
  • C-level executives in the trucking and transportation industry

What You Will Learn

  • The history and evolution of nuclear verdicts: how did we get here?
  • The five proven causes of nuclear verdicts, regardless of industry, and how to prevent them
  • Why the trucking and transportation industry is especially susceptible to nuclear verdicts
  • How reptile tactics cause nuclear verdicts in the trucking and transportation industry
  • The likely effect of COVID-19 on jury decision-making in trucking/transportation cases
June 26, 2020