Alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation, is a requirement in virtually all litigation. When conducted at the right time, with the right preparation, and with the right strategy, mediation can achieve a more predictable and cost-effective resolution of a dispute than other forms of dispute resolution. Our attorneys have guided clients through hundreds of mediations. That experience allows us to bring unique strategies, effective presentation methods, and creative negotiating skills to the table to help our clients in making sound business decisions about their cases.
In addition to advocating for clients at mediation, some of our lawyers serve as mediators in select cases.
Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal recently had the opportunity to provide much needed guidance on the issue of whether a statutory motor vehicle dealer bond caps the surety’s liability for plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees at the penal sum of the bond. Unfortunately, the court found another issue to be dispositive and declined to rule on the attorneys’ fees issue.October 21, 2013
In Arch Insurance Company v. John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-22403-RNS (S.D. Fla. December 12, 2016), Arch Insurance Company (“Arch”) sued John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc. (“Moriarty”) seeking a declaration that there was no coverage under a performance-and-payment bond (“Bond”) that Arch issued on a project naming Moriarty as the obligee. Moriarty was the general contractor and sought $995,239.83 from Arch, under the performance side of the Bond, related to alleged shortfalls of the subcontractor/principal.October 21, 2013