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Trump’s Big-Tech Class-Action Suits Land in South Florida
Trump’s Big-Tech Class-Action Suits Land in South Florida Former President Donald Trump has launched three class-action lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and Google-owned YouTube, alleging these social media behemoths of censoring him and a class of similarly situated plaintiffs in violation of the First ... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Meet Our Mediators: Bo Dennis
Meet Our Mediators: Bo Dennis Multi-sport athletes have to have their act together. Moving among different sets of people, sport-specific fundamentals and the obligations you have to multiple sets of teammates and coaches requires adaptability, extra effort and time management sk... Read More

Roundup MDL Judge Rejects Attorneys’ Fee 'Holdback'
Roundup MDL Judge Rejects Attorneys’ Fee 'Holdback' In a sweeping ruling analyzing the authority of an MDL Judge to award “holdback” attorneys’ fees to lead counsel for common benefit work, Roundup MDL Judge Vince Chhabria of California refused to hold back for lead counsel 8.25% of all recoveries in ... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Five UWWM Mediators Selected for 2021 Florida Super Lawyers® List
Five UWWM Mediators Selected for 2021 Florida Super Lawyers® List Mediators based at five of Upchurch Watson White & Max's Florida offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Super Lawyers® list for the state. All of them have been included on this list for at least five years, and all were selected for th... Read More

Recognizing and Dealing With Cognitive Biases in Negotiation Approved 1.5 Hr. General FL Bar CLE CreditsCourse #2104571Nuntil 12/31/2022 Presented by: Howard R. Marsee and Ana Cristina MaldonadoJune 23, 2021 View This Webinar Mediators, please note: If you are applying for CME, you can take a scre... Read More

US Class Action Spending Reaches All-Time High of $2.9 Billion in 2020
US Class Action Spending Reaches All-Time High of $2.9 Billion in 2020 A survey released recently reveals that class action spending in the United States is growing at more than twice the rate of other litigation categories, and has reached an all-time high of $2.9 billion in 2020 Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Meet Our Mediators: Ana Cristina Maldonado
Meet Our Mediators: Ana Cristina Maldonado In this installment of “Meet our Mediators,” we get to know Ana Cristina Maldonado. You may already have met her as a mediator, or through her work with The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Craig S. Barnard Inns of Court, Palm Bea... Read More

Amazon Quietly Makes It Easier to Sue
Amazon Quietly Makes It Easier to Sue After years of including a mandatory arbitration clause in its terms of service with its customers, internet behemoth Amazon has quietly changed its terms of service after being inundated with tens of thousands of arbitration demands by plaintiffs’ l... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Resolving Class Actions and Mass Claims in 2021: A Civil and Ethical Approach Approved 1.0 Hr. General/Ethics FL Bar CLE Credits1.0 Civil Trial Certification Credits Course # 2103170N until 11/30/2022 Presented by: Terry White, Steve Jaffe and Lance Harke May 18, 2021 View This Webinar Mediators, please note: If you... Read More

Lance Harke, Founding Partner of S. Florida Law Firm, Becomes Full-Time UWWM Mediator/Arbitrator
Lance Harke, Founding Partner of S. Florida Law Firm, Becomes Full-Time UWWM Mediator/Arbitrator Mr. Harke is well-known for his advocacy in national multi-district mass tort and class action cases and will be a presenter for Upchurch Watson White & Max's Webinar this month, "Resolving Class Actions & Mass Claims in 2021: A Civil and Ethical App... Read More

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