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Alternative Dispute Resolution

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.

 

 

Recent News

Florida Supreme Court Declines to Adopt Florida Legislature’s Daubert Amendment
For many years Florida followed the Frye standard for the admissibility of expert testimony based upon new or novel scientific evidence.  See Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923).   In 2013, the Florida Legislature, through what has been dubbed the Daubert Amendment, replaced the Frye standard with the Daubert standard.  The Daubert standard stems from the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharms., Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993), which established the federal court standard for expert testimony.  Since then, federal courts have continued to apply the Daubert standard, and 36 states have adopted the Daubert standard.

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October 21, 2013
Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds: Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal Punts on Attorneys' Fees Issue

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. 

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October 21, 2013