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WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION FOR “NUCLEAR VERDICTS”

WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION FOR “NUCLEAR VERDICTS”

There have been a number of studies and publications by the defense and insurance interests about the trend of large verdicts commonly labeled by them as “Nuclear Verdicts. The information is of interest to plaintiff lawyers. Here are some examples of this kind of information. https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2023/07/21/what-are-nuclear-verdicts-and-why-are-they-occurring/ Nuclear verdicts are a relatively new phenomenon in the insurance industry. The term “nuclear verdict” refers to any court award or settlement that is higher than expected, but legal experts officially define a “nuclear…

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