What exactly is social inflation? In the insurance context, it refers to progressively larger losses to insurers in the form of massive awards from juries. VerdictSearch data shows a 300%+ increase in verdicts in excess of $20 million compared to ten years ago. In the US alone, 79 class action settlements totaled an astonishing $2.3 billion last year. Social inflation is definitely occurring. But what’s causing it?

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