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Upchurch Watson White & Max is a Florida- and Alabama-based professional association of mediators. Our team of conflict resolution specialists practices in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution disciplines. Specific areas of practice include business mediation, corporate mediation, commercial mediation, family mediation, arbitration and more. We also offer niche services such as multi-party, complex, malpractice and class action mediation. Please explore our site to learn more about our mediators in Florida and Alabama and the mediation services we offer.

 
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News Tim Donahue of Donahue & Associates Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 28, 2024) – Timothy P. Donahue, Sr., sole shareholder of local law firm Donahue & Associates LLC from 2002 until early 2024, recently joined Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group as a full-time neutral. "We warmly welcome Tim, and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship,” John Upchurch, UWWM CEO, said.
News South Florida City Commissioner and Litigator Ken Cutler Joins UWWM’s Panel
PARKLAND, Fla. (March 26, 2024) – Kenneth A. Cutler may be best known as a city commissioner (District 3), but he has added a full-time career as a mediator and arbitrator to his extensive résumé. He recently joined Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group. After 38 years as a litigator based in South Florida, Mr. Cutler retired from his law practice as a founding partner of Cutler Rader PL in September 2023 and began working as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator shortly after.
News Gregory Donoghue, Former Brevard County Litigator, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (March 20, 2024) – Gregory J. Donoghue has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max and is now booking mediations statewide via Zoom, or in-person in Brevard and nearby counties. “Greg Donoghue has been formally recognized by his peers as a leading civil trial practitioner representing both plaintiff and defense interests over the years,” UWWM’s CEO, John Upchurch, said.
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News The Employee v. Independent Contractor Issue, Part I
This issue is treated as an affirmative defense, meaning that it is usually a jury issue in which each side must prove its point. This adds a lot of expense and risk to cases, beginning at the summary judgment stage and especially if the issue goes to trial.
News 11th Circuit Clarifies Article III Standing in FCRA Class Action
The 11th Circuit reversed the district court (and magistrate judge’s recommendation) and held – at least for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act – that the mere alleged statutory violation itself is a “concrete injury” akin to the traditional harm of publishing defamatory information.
News Courts Re-Examine Long-Standing Approach of Basing Fees on Benefits Available to Class
In Lowery v. Rhapsody International, Inc., the Ninth Circuit reversed a $1.7 million fee award in a claims-made class settlement because only $53,000 in class benefits were distributed, despite $20 million in benefits being available.
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