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Your company is a defendant in a trial that is set to start in two weeks. Settlement talks have fizzled. The plaintiff’s demand is ridiculously high. You have evaluated the case up and down, front and back, and sideways. You’ve thoroughly analyzed liability, damages, and the trial venue. You have huddled with the insurance company claim adjuster, who is willing to take the case to trial.

The lawyer your insurer hired for you seems nice, but in the pit of your stomach you have your doubts and just are not sure. As the company’s risk manager, you have given upper management an assessment of the case, its percentage odds of winning and losing, the potential verdict range if lost, and have covered all the angles.

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