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Partners Brian Donnelly and Gary Muhlstock to Present in the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) CLE Program

October 3, 2023

Brian J. Donnelly and Gary P. Muhlstock , partners in the Firm’s General Liability, Tort and Insurance Defense Department, to present in the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) CLE Program entitled, "The Impact of Social Media and Social Inflation on Jury Verdicts". The program will take place virtually on Monday, October 23rd at 12:00pm EST. 

Program Description: Over the past two decades social media has played a major role in several high-profile jury trials including Paltrow v. Sanderson and Depp v. Heard. This portion of the session will explore the lessons learned in these high-profile matters that are instructive across a broad spectrum of jury trials. There has also been a great focus within the profession on “nuclear verdicts.” This session will examine the impact of social inflation on jury verdicts with a particular focus on the topics of perceived inflation and the normalization of nuclear verdicts.

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About Cullen and Dykman’s General Liability, Tort and Insurance Defense Department

Our litigation attorneys represent individuals and corporations in general liability, tort and insurance defense matters ranging from personal injury and insurance coverage disputes to large-scale commercial litigation. Clients frequently engage our litigators to act as trial counsel in high-exposure cases, and we have extensive experience in appellate litigation involving liability and insurance matters.

About Cullen and Dykman

Cullen and Dykman ( has been providing legal services to institutional clients since 1850. The firm represents a wide range of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and water companies, construction companies, insurers, educational institutions, religious organizations, and not-for-profits. With over 190 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and Mid Atlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.

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