Insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes opens Chicago office

Featured: Scott Ruksakiati, Mark Shanberg

Chicago Business Journal – August 4, 2020

California insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes said it has opened a new Chicago office. The San Diego-based law firm said in a statement that the office will launch with Scott Ruksakiati as branch managing partner and Mark Shanberg as senior counsel. The Chicago office will serve clients across Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska.


The Reptile Theory: Use it!

Author: Robert 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. This trend is a major problem for corporate America, as well as the attorneys who defend these claims.


Is the defense bar being out-lawyered?

Author: Robert 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? What has changed to cause such excessive jury awards?


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