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The Mongoose Method: Tactical Training in Litigation Defense OAIMA Members Receive OTA Member Pricing

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Trial lawyers have been beating up on trucking companies in accident litigation using a strategy known as “reptile theory”. The goal of this legal strategy is to manipulate the jurors’ fears and emotional responses. This ultimately ends in multi-million-dollar “nuclear” verdicts against trucking companies. Insurance companies respond by increasing rates causing smaller companies to close and larger companies to assume greater risk. To deter this tactic, the “mongoose method” was created as an appropriate defense. The purpose of the mongoose method is to educate employees and the business community on how to avoid traps and steer the argument away from emotion and back to the facts of the incident.

To properly educate, the Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) is hosting a Mongoose Method Training Program on Wednesday, October 5 from 8:00am - 3:00pm at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus. This educational event, led by nationally recognized expert, Dr. Bill Kanasky, Jr., Senior Vice President of Litigation Psychology for Courtroom Sciences, Inc. will cover nuclear verdicts, the pre-litigation phase, the reptile theory, and the discovery phase at this all-day training. As an Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association member, you are invited to attend this training at the OTA member price.

This training is for company owners and leadership teams, legal and HR professionals, safety and risk managers and anyone who has a vested interest in how safety operations affect the profitability of a business in the trucking industry.

Training Location:

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Room rate is $145 per night. Reservation deadline is September 16, 2022. Please call reservations directly at 614-880-4300 and reference Group ID 316442 or book online here.


  • 8:00 am - Registration
  • 8:30 am - Program begins
  • 11:30 am - Lunch
  • 3:00 pm: Program concludes


  • $499 Member Rate
  • $999 Non-Member Rate

To Register:

  1. Follow this link:
  2. Select “Non-Member Rate”
  3. Use promo code OAIMA at the bottom of the registration page to receive the member price of $499

About the Trainer:

Dr. Bill Kanasky, Jr. is Senior Vice President of Litigation Psychology for Courtroom Sciences, Inc. and a nationally recognized expert, author, and speaker in the areas of advanced witness training and jury psychology in civil litigation. He consults on more than 200 cases annually in the areas of defendant witness training, jury decision-making research, and jury selection strategy.  His empirically based consulting methods are specially designed to defeat plaintiff “Reptile” strategies, which have resulted in billions of dollars of damage awards across the nation.  He earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Florida.

Refund Policy:
Our refund policy is as follows:

  • You will receive a 100% refund if you cancel more than 10 days before the course.
  • You will receive a 75% refund if you cancel more than 3 days before the course.
  • You will receive no refund if you cancel less than 3 days before the course.


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