The Power of Principle, Part 1
I recently had the pleasure of moderating UWWM’s webinar, “The Seven Deadly Sins in Business Negotiation” featuring UWWM’s neutral Judi Lane. I was very happy to do so. I had previously mediated for Judi many times and had great respect for her as an... Read More
How Does Class Action Insurance Work?
In cases where a defendant is concerned about the financial impact of a settlement, accounting implications, or the risk going forward , we recommend engaging a specialty risk consulting firm to assist in providing a quantitative and qualitative anal... Read More
Wrapping up a Hot Summer with a Cool JADC Retreat
I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2015 annual retreat of the Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island. Not only was the location a treat, but also the program, moderated by Boyd & Jenerette appellate... Read More
What's New and Promising in Class-Action Mediation?
Basic goals in any class action include reaching broad relief for the class and finality for the defendant. The relief must be fairly noticed, claim-available and fair in relation to the multiplicity of claimants. One newly created instrument for aff... Read More
Jury Duty With a Mediator Mindset, Part 6: Conclusion
Not only did I have the opportunity to see how a jury values a particular case, but also I gained insight into their thinking and decision making. Some of my assumptions were shaken; others were confirmed. I was concerned about the actual size of the... Read More
Jury Duty With a Mediator Mindset, Part 4: Damages
The jury’s methodology for determining damages was the most surprising aspect of the trial. The plaintiff’s lawyers submitted evidence showing the medical bills incurred by the plaintiff as a result of the injury were $95,000. The defense asserted so... Read More
Jury Duty With a Mediator Mindset, Part 2: The Jury
Seven of us were selected to serve – six jurors and one alternate. I initially tried to guess who the alternate was but recognized it was futile. I had no real information from which to make that judgment. Our jury was composed of five men and two wo... Read More
Jury Duty with a Mediator Mindset, Part 1
This story begins with the receipt of a jury summons from the Orange County Courthouse in the first quarter of 2014. ... I had appeared for state court jury duty in the past but was never chosen to serve on the jury. I assumed this journey would enta... Read More