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June 2021 Blog Archive

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 Credits Course #2104571N until 12/31/2022 Presented by: Howard R. Marsee and Ana Cristina Maldonado June 23, 2021 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

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