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Edward Casmere & Patricia Brown Holmes Publish Law360 Article on Avoiding “Nuclear Verdicts”

Social inflation — in the form of billion-dollar lottery jackpots, nine-figure professional sports contracts, and handsomely paid “influencers” — coupled with significant traditional economic inflation has normalized outsize, “nuclear” jury verdicts and this phenomenon is impacting the outcomes of cases. RSHC Partners Ed Casmere and Patricia Brown Holmes examine this topic in a recent Law360 article and identify steps companies can take to mitigate their risk, including documenting a culture of accountability, developing credible and likable witnesses, and honing a narrative focused on themes that resonate with jurors.

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