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


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Practice Area:
Trucking Law
Speakers:
Bill Kanasky Jr, Ph.D. |  Mike H. Bassett |  Peter A. Dubrawski
Duration:
1 Hour 33 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
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Description

Presented By: DRI and Courtroom Sciences, Inc

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 Will You 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
     

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Course Materials

Speaker

Bill Kanasky Jr, Ph.D. Related seminars and products

Courtroom Sciences Inc


Bill Kanasky, Jr. is the Vice President of Litigation Psychology at Courtroom Sciences, Inc., a full-service, national litigation consulting firm. Dr. Kanasky is recognized as a national expert, author and speaker in the areas of advanced witness training and jury psychology and is the nation’s leading authority on recognizing, derailing, and defeating the plaintiff Reptile strategy.
 


Mike H. Bassett Related seminars and products

The Bassett Firm


Michael H. (Mike) Bassett, Senior Partner at The Bassett Firm, was born in Chicago, Illinois, August 26, 1961. Admitted to bar, 1987, Texas, U.S. District Courts for Texas; Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts. "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Education: University of Texas El Paso (B.B.A. [dual majors], cum laude 1984); St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D., with distinction 1987). Articles Editor, St Mary's University Law Journal, 1986-1987; John Harlan Society; Briefing Attorney, Justice Ted Z. Robertson, Texas Supreme Court, 1987-1988. Certified Mediator and Neutral. Member: American Bar Association (Member of Litigation Section), Dallas Bar Association, Defense Research Institute (DRI), DRI Transportation Committee (Trucking Sub-Committee), American Trucking Association, and American Transportation Lawyers Association. Areas of Practice: Transportation Litigation, Products Liability, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, and Employment Litigation.



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