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Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation

ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Jury trials are expensive and painful affairs. Alternate dispute resolution (ADR) techniques try to ease this pain and expense, while also reducing court backlogs.

There are numerous forms that ADR can take. The principal forms are mediation, binding arbitration, nonbinding arbitration, and high-low arbitration. Only the imagination limits the possibilities…

Settlement Negotiations and Personal Injury Litigation-More Strategies

It is not unusual for a lawyer to make a settlement demand without consulting first with the client. The opening settlement demand is always for an amount that is well in excess of the actual value of the case. There is no danger that the insurance company will capitulate by settling the case for that amount.

The insurance company always offers less than the settlement demand. Once that offer…

A Top Philly Lawyer Discusses Facebook and Eye Injury Litigation

Facebook and Eye Injury Litigation

I attended a fascinating motion court hearing last week and got to listen in to an argument involving Facebook. The insurance company’s lawyer filed a motion requesting that the court order the plaintiff to turn over his Facebook password!  It seems that the plaintiff’s public page showed him diving into a swimming pool.  Given his claims of injury to…

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