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Mom Hopes Insurers Take Note of $77M Verdict Against Georgia Addiction Center

Nick Carusillo died when he was hit by multiple vehicles on a Georgia interstate, just days after he was abruptly discharged from an addiction treatment center. Now his parents hope a substantial jury verdict in their favor will prompt change …

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

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 …

Charter Spectrum Hit With $7.3B Verdict in Texas over Murder of 83-Year-Old

Charter Communications was hit with a combined $7.37 billion verdict – including $7 billion meant to punish the company – for systemic safety failures that led to the robbery and stabbing death of an 83-year-old woman by a cable repairman …

Miami Jury Orders Bar That Served Drunken Driver to Pay $96M in Damages

A Miami-Dade jury has returned one of the largest verdicts ever in an automobile accident case, awarding $95 million in damages plus attorneys’ fees to a South Florida family whose daughter was killed and whose son was catastrophically injured by …

Insurers Taking Note of Big Verdicts, But Trial Lawyers Say Don’t Count on Changes

When CVS Pharmacies, just weeks after a Georgia appeals court upheld a $43 million premises liability verdict against the company, announced that it was closing 900 stores around the country, some saw it as a sign of the times. “Yes, …

Nuclear Verdicts – A Case for the Insights That Technology Can Provide

Nuclear verdicts are a hot topic of discussion across our industry. This is no longer some other claims organization’s problem or an issue only arising in transportation-related claims. Claims leaders are acknowledging the risk these verdicts pose to their business …

Bills in Congress, States Seek to Curb Litigation Funding

Lawmakers in three states and in Congress have introduced bills to impose more controls on litigation funding companies, which insurers contend are one of the factors leading to an increase in “nuclear verdicts” that have pushed up claims costs and …