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How Does Class Action Insurance Work?
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

What's New and Promising in Class-Action Mediation?
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

Mediators' Partnership with UF ADR Team Builds Mentorship, Friendship and Service
Mediators' Partnership with UF ADR Team Builds Mentorship, Friendship and Service The University of Florida ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) team competes in about five intercollegiate competitions annually. Closely coordinated with the American Bar Association, many of these meets take place in conjunction with the national c... Read More

Florida Mediator Advises, Work Hard, Play Hard
Florida Mediator Advises, Work Hard, Play Hard Few will disagree that the practice of law is a stressful profession with myriad challenges, ranging from attracting enough business and overseeing operations to dealing with clients, opposing counsel and judges who can drive one to the edge of despa... Read More

Florida Mediator Larry Watson Inventor of Mediated Case Management
Florida Mediator Larry Watson Inventor of Mediated Case Management By John Upchurch Mediated Case Management, as designed by Florida mediator Larry Watson, is an innovative program for getting participants in complex, multiparty, multi-issue lawsuits quickly focused on the core disputes making up the overall conf... Read More

Florida Mediator Proposes E-Discovery Project Management Template Diving into formal discovery involving electronically stored information (ESI) can be a daunting undertaking involving lawyers who do not trust each... Read More

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