2007 September

Articles Articles in this issue:

Preparing your client (and yourself) for mediation

Preparation of the client for mediation is as important as preparation of the case

Ramsay “Buzz” Wiesenfeld

2007 September


Crafting an enforceable settlement agreement

Taking the time to include key provisions in drafting settlement agreements can prevent lost clients, lost money, and even malpractice suits

Paula M. Lawhon

2007 September


How to win at mediation the Bill Walsh way

As Walsh ran scripted plays, so too should your mediation moves be scripted

Bradley Bostick

2007 September


Class actions under attack . . . again!

Proposed initiative would be the most significant change in California class-action law in decades

Gregg A. Farley

2007 September


Pleading and proving gross negligence in light of City of Santa Barbara

California Supreme Court affirms that liability waivers for future gross negligence are unenforceable as a matter of public policy

Shirley Watkins

2007 September


Hunting for deception in mediation: Winning cases by understanding body language

Deciphering deceit, much like the game of chess, is about assessing your opponent’s strategy

Jeffrey Krivis
Mariam Zadeh

2007 September


Fighting predatory lending: An exciting new practice area with statutory attorneys’ fees

Right now, consumer attorneys are the only hope for those Californians stuck in predatory loans

Michele Magar

2007 September


Is a ship in dry dock still a vessel?

A look at maritime mediation and the Jones Act

Alexander Polsky

2007 September


Arbitration myth busting: What every attorney and client needs to know

All arbitrators “split the baby,” misapply the law, prevent discovery and rule with ultimate authority – or do they?

Solange E. Ritchie

2007 September


Revisiting binding mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses

Legislators look to preclude such clauses in consumer and employment matters

James C. Sturdevant

2007 September


Appellate mediation in California

Appellate Court leads the way in successful settlement conference programs

John Toker

2007 September


On disability benefits and social media

Admonitions to disability-insurance claimants on their social-media presence and other personal conduct

Rebecca Grey

2017 September


Collateral damage

Beyond the personal injury: When creditors and collection agencies stalk your client

Abbas Kazerounian

2017 September


Why is there a genuine-dispute doctrine?

Why is there a genuine-dispute doctrine?

The differences between an insurer’s genuine-dispute defense and bad faith

Arnie Levinson

2017 September


Illusory coverage

Illusory coverage

The homeowner or business policy may include “personal injury” coverage. Exactly what does that include, and is it illusory coverage?

E. Gerard Mannion
Wesley Lowe
Demian Oksenendler

2017 September


UIM: It’s not in dispute, so pay up!

The obligation of insurers to pay the undisputed amount of underinsured and uninsured motorists’ claims

Charles Miller

2017 September


What not to share

The perils of providing confidential mediation briefs to experts, and what to do when the other side crosses the line

David L. Winnett

2017 September

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