mediation News

Mediation Ordered in Suit Against Texas Guardrail Maker

A federal judge has ordered mediation between a Texas company and a whistleblower who won a $175 million verdict over a design change in the company’s highway guardrails. Critics say the change made it more likely that cars could be …

Group Demands Change in Oregon Malpractice Law

A consumer group says Oregon needs to change its new medical malpractice law to prevent it from protecting bad doctors. Public Citizen says cases that are settled in mediation should be reported to a national database, just like medical malpractice …

Making the Most of Mediation

More litigation is resolved by mediation than by jury trials. Because of this, it is very important that insurance professionals understand the mediation process and learn how to make it effective. William Moye, an insurance defense attorney and a partner …

Jackson State Fraternity Hazing Claims Go to Mediation

Court records indicate that a lawsuit over alleged hazing at a Jacksonville State University fraternity will be handled outside of court. The Anniston (Alabama) Star reported that the plaintiff, Jason Horton, and the defendants, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, its JSU …

Some Work Comp Claims in Michigan Must First Go to Mediation

Michigan workers’ compensation insurance regulators report that due to recent statutory changes some contested workers’ compensation claims will be assigned to mediation. Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency announced that staff members have been instructed to assign the following contested workers’ compensation …

North Carolina Offers Mediation for Storm Claims

Homeowners in North Carolina whose property suffered recent storm damage but had their claims denied by their insurance company may eligible for a mediation program. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the program in the wake of a massive storm system …