Preventing Nuclear Settlements at Deposition

One of the hottest topics in civil litigation of late is nuclear verdicts. Presentations, articles, and books have been written on the topic. The defense bar, insurance carriers, and corporations have taken a keen interest in understanding and defending against the causes of nuclear verdicts. With less than 5% of civil cases going to trial, the number of nuclear verdicts pales in comparison to the number of nuclear settlements that occur throughout the United States daily. And yet, there is little discussion in the legal community about the causes of nuclear settlements.