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Trucking Lawyers Should Share Defense Strategies, Author and Noted Attorney Says

Author: Bob Tyson

Transport Topics – June 23, 2021

For more than a year, prominent San Diego defense attorney Robert Tyson has been scolding his colleagues for not sharing trial defense strategies to beat plaintiff attorneys in the nation’s courtrooms.

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Talc-ing Nuclear Verdicts™

Author: Bob Tyson

The CLM – July 01, 2021

Pharmaceutical and products giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) received devastating news on June 1, 2021, when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the company’s appeal of a $2.2 billion verdict in its ongoing baby powder battle.

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Stop Saying, “Safety is our Top Priority”

Author: Bob Tyson

Hotels Magazine – May 18, 2021

In the hotel business, creating a welcoming, home away from home is key to customer loyalty. Naturally, making sure guests are safe is a bedrock of the hospitality industry.

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Stop Nuclear Verdicts™: Compensate Like Plaintiff Lawyers

Author: Bob Tyson

Advisen – March 22, 2021

Here is a question for insurers: You are in the business of managing risk, but what have you and your defense counsel done differently in the last decade to manage or stop Nuclear Verdicts™?

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Personalizing Corporate Defendants

Author: Bob Tyson

CLM Magazine – December 2020

How to Tell a Human Story About Your Client’s Company

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Stop Nuclear Verdicts™: Abolish the Billable Hour

Author: Bob Tyson

PLUS Journal – December, 9 2020

Nuclear Verdicts™ are a problem, and they are only going to get worse.

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Companies Can Take Steps to Avoid ‘Nuclear’ Verdicts™: Experts

Author: Bob Tyson

Business Insurance – November 12, 2020

Companies can reduce the anger reflected in jurors’ so-called Nuclear Verdicts™ by taking steps such as having a company representative sitting at the defense table who appears empathetic, experts say.

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It Pays to Give a Number

Author: Bob Tyson

CLM Magazine – October 2020

Want a defense verdict? Go figure.

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Insurance Industry Can Tackle the Problem of Nuclear Verdicts™, Attorney Says

Author: Bob Tyson

Advisen Front Page News – September 21, 2020

When it comes to Nuclear Verdicts™, the problem is real, but insurance professionals can take steps to better control the outcome of the claims process, according to Robert F. Tyson, Jr., partner with Tyson & Mendes.

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Why Doesn’t the Defense Bar Share Like the Plaintiffs’ Bar? Money.

Author: Bob Tyson

Daily Journal – August 28, 2020

Compared to plaintiffs’ counsel, those on the defense side rarely share anything with each other.

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Stop Nuclear Verdicts™: Hire Plaintiff Lawyers

Author: Bob Tyson

Carrier Management – August 28, 2020

Why have Nuclear Verdicts™ skyrocketed in the last 10 years? Did the law change? Did Congress pass a sweeping bill in favor of plaintiffs that mandates they must recover tens of millions of dollars in pain and suffering damages? Nope.

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The Reptile Theory: Use it!

Author: Bob Tyson

Daily Journal – July 31, 2020

There has been an explosion of Nuclear Verdicts™ in recent years, with plaintiffs awarded billions of dollars in damages for all types of losses purportedly sustained at the hands of small businesses and large corporations.

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Should You Accept Responsibility at Trial?

Author: Bob Tyson

CLM – June 15, 2020

Why the Answer Could Very Well Prevent a Nuclear Verdict

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Stemming the Tide of Social Inflation

Author: Bob Tyson

Property Casualty – March 11, 2020

Runaway jury verdicts have been on the rise for 10 years, and their impact is apparent in claims that go to trial — there is a perception that someone must pay.

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Is the Defense Bar Being Out-lawyered?

Author: Bob Tyson

Daily Journal – March 6, 2020

Nuclear Verdicts™ — often those in which damages exceed $10 million — are increasingly commonplace in this country, presenting major challenges for corporate America. It raises an important question: Why?

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The Nuclear Age: Combatting the Growing Problem of Runaway Jury Verdicts

Author: Bob Tyson

CLM – February 7, 2020

The Nuclear Age: Combatting the Growing Problem of Runaway Jury Verdicts – Cover of CLM’s February Edition

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Tyson & Mendes: ‘We Are Trying to Change the Entire Defense Industry’

Author: Bob Tyson

Law.com – November 6, 2019

“We are trying to be the best defense firm in America,” founding partner Bob Tyson says. “We are developing the best trial lawyers who can implement a proven approach to controlling damages and winning jury trials.”

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With New Trial Tactics Fueling ‘Nuclear’ Verdicts™, Can Defense Catch Up?

Author: Bob Tyson

Law.com – October 22, 2019

Like many defense attorneys across the country, Robert Tyson of Tyson Mendes in San Diego has paid careful attention to the rising tide of so-called “Nuclear” Verdicts™, where juries render awards far beyond what a case would typically be valued at.

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