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Timothy Capowski (left), John Watkins (middle), and Jonathan Shaub (right)

As waves of nuclear and excessive verdicts have crashed on the shores of our civil litigation system over the past decade, there have been efforts to understand, label, and prevent them from recurring.  The need to understand and arrest this troubling development has assumed an added sense of urgency as New York State buckles under the weight of increasing taxes,[i] the highest tort costs per household,[ii] the exorbitant cost of living,[iii] the highest taxpayer exodus,[iv] and the devastating financial impact of COVID-19.[v]

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