On Jan. 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the question of who can be friends with a judge – at least in the cyber world. The implications of the case may affect the use of ESM (Electronic Social Media) by judges and bring into play the adage “bad facts make bad law”.
It’s common knowledge that almost all civil cases are resolved before trial. Sometimes, lawyers and parties are able to reach a resolution by direct negotiation. Often, it is necessary to use a mediator. Thus, the importance of an excellent mediation submission is crucial.
Judges are often asked for their views on what works and what doesn’t in the courtroom. This also extends to their thoughts on what persuades them and what persuades juries, and what doesn’t.
The greatest change in the practice of family law in recent years has been the incredibly higher rate of resolution versus settlement.
Bob Gegios of Kohner, Mann & Kailas compares a massive natural gas antitrust lawsuit he’s been working on for years to the “Odyssey.” The case — about to enter its 13th year of litigation — is a class-action suit against energy companies accused of fixing the price of natural gas. The inflated prices cost Wisconsin industrial and commercial purchasers hundreds of millions of dollars coll[...]
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A few years ago, opposing counsel in closing arguments called J. Michael Riley a “gun for hire,” likening the Axley Brynelson LLP lawyer to the character of Paladin in “Have Gun — Will Travel.”
When all else fails, mediator Marinus “Rick” J.W. Petri isn’t afraid to throw the rule book out the window.
Most evenings for veteran insurance defense litigator Mark Pennow are spent preparing for the next day’s mediation.
Although she’s trained as a mediator, it was an interest in litigation that got Marta Meyers started in law.
Every A-list mediator knows an effective joint session can be a critical, persuasive and powerful component of a worthwhile mediation process.
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