CLM Spotlight: Transportation

July 19, 2023

Philadelphia, PA


Session 4 – Keep on Trucking: Prepping the Witness for the Reptile Theory

July 19, 2023 at 1:05 PM

Dive right in to learn about the importance of preparing witnesses for Reptile Theory attacks in deposition – especially in trucking and transportation cases. The Reptile Theory is a pernicious plaintiffs’ tactic helping stir up juror anger in the hope of securing a Nuclear Verdict®. What happens in deposition will have an impact on trial, and claims professionals and their counsel should be prepared for the onslaught of unsavory tactics plaintiffs’ counsel will use there, and how that may impact the trial moving forward. Fortunately, preparing the witness can significantly improve trial outcomes and reduce the efficacy of plaintiffs’ Reptile traps.