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 analy... 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
It’s a Wrap, Seattle
Interested in teaching, learning, or networking with diverse alternative dispute resolution practitioners, educators, and consumers of ADR? Join the ABA Dispute Resolution Section at it’s 18th Annual Spring Conference in New York next April.
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