Jury Verdict Trends In The Midst of a Pandemic

June 17, 2022

Before the pandemic, jury verdicts were already trending upwards, often surpassing traditional expectations. These upward-trending jury verdicts sometimes reach dollar amounts so high and unexpected, that they become colloquially referred to as “nuclear verdicts.” Although often cited through the lens of personal injury cases, the trend of increased jury verdicts and occurrences of nuclear verdicts are not exclusive to any one industry or jurisdiction.[1]

[1] Top Verdict’s 2020  Edition of Top 50 Plaintiff’s Jury Verdicts Obtained in the United States in year 2020

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