WHY MEDIATION? 5 PERSONAL INJURY CASE STUDIES

August, 2018, By: Bob Worden, Esq.

The perspectives of plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases are inherently different – both sides have an interest in resolving their disputes quickly, while attempting to get the best possible results for their clients. Having worked many years on both sides of the equation, I have suf...

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GOOD FAITH NEGOTIATIONS AT MEDIATION

August, 2018, By: Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.)

As a full-time mediator for the past decade, I have come to learn that trust is a critical element in any successful negotiation. However, in an adversarial negotiation, trust is a relative thing. You may never come to fully trust your adversary, but that doesn’t mean parties can’t mutually enga...

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THE CHALLENGES IN MEDIATING MULTI-DEFENDANT CASES

July, 2018, By: Richard P. Byrne, Esq.

One of the challenges a Mediator faces is multi-defendant litigation where the defendants are consumed with the issues among and between each other and are drawn more to in-fighting than in addressing the claims of the plaintiff.

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3 KEY COMPONENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL OR ARBITRATION: PREPARATION, ANTICIPATION, EXECUTION

July, 2018, By: Howard J. Kaplan, Esq.

Preparation starts the moment the case is assigned to the attorney. It begins with thoroughly familiarizing yourself with the dispute. From the outset, you should develop a theme for the case. Meeting and getting to know your client is critical to ultimately being successful in the courtroom or arbi...

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ARBITRATE WITHOUT LOSING THE INTER PARTES REVIEW OPTION

March, 2018, By: Jeffrey A. Schwab, Esq.

Although a patent’s validity can be the subject matter of an arbitration proceeding, AIA provides an additional forum for a validity challenge within the Patent Office via an administrative proceeding.

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