mediation News

NHL Enters Mediation in Concussion Lawsuit

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the significance of entering mediation with former players in a bid to settle a concussion lawsuit, saying Tuesday the league is simply following a judge’s order. “The judge asked us to go into mediation and …

Make Effective Mediation Your New Year’s Resolution

As an attorney for insurance companies, I’m amazed at how often policyholder attorneys come to mediations with little knowledge of the case and relevant issues, or even the client. I hear stories of insurance company representatives and counsel being disrespectful …

Mediation Ordered in Suit Against Guardrail Maker

A federal judge has ordered mediation between a Texas company and a whistleblower who won a $175 million verdict over a design change in the company’s highway guardrails. Critics say the change made it more likely that cars could be …

Mediation Set in West Virginia for $200M Police Shooting Lawsuit

Mediation talks are set for a $200 million lawsuit stemming from the fatal shooting of a Virginia man by Martinsburg police. The family of 50-year-old Wayne Arnold Jones of Stephens City, Virginia, sued Martinsburg and the officers in 2013. The …

How Adjusters Can Successfully Mediate Claims

Sometimes an alternate method is needed for both sides to consider the time, costs and frustration that can accompany a lingering claim. Mediation is one alternative to taking a case all the way through trial. Lee Jay Berman, a mediator …

Mediation Set in South Dakota Detox Death Lawsuit

Minnehaha County and the Tennessee-based company that runs its detoxification center have scheduled mediation to try to resolve a wrongful death lawsuit brought by survivors of a woman who died in the South Dakota’s center’s care. An autopsy determined that …

California Study Examines Litigant Preferences for Resolving Civil Lawsuits

University of California, Davis Professor Donna Shestowsky has authored a new study, “The Psychology of Procedural Preference: How Litigants Evaluate Legal Procedures Ex Ante,” on the legal procedures preferred by people involved in civil lawsuits at the start of their …

Mediation Ordered in Idaho Chairlift Vandalism Lawsuit

A northern Idaho judge has ordered mediation ahead of a potential trial involving a lawsuit filed by Schweitzer Mountain Resort against a man the resort says slashed chairlift seat covers. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Judge Barbara Buchanan …

6 Ways to Make the Most of Mediation

The use of mediation has become an almost universal practice in litigation. More cases are resolved by mediation than are resolved by jury trials. Because of this, it is very important that insurance professionals understand the mediation process and learn …

Expert Shares Tips on Successfully Mediating Claims

James Curry, a presenter at this year’s Combined Claims Conference in Long Beach, Calif., practiced in-house insurance defense work for 35 years and recently started his own mediation practice based in the San Fernando Valley. In an interview with Claims …