Walkaway Rating for 1 Hour Mediation

Walkaway Rating for 1 Hour Mediation

It's difficult for negotiators to evaluate their case objectively. We recognize the challenge, but want to recognize - and reward - the very best, most objective negotiators. What is the one objective measure of the “true” value of a case? The final award or settlement amount! Therefore, when a case is resolved we compare each negotiator’s demands/offers to the final settlement number, and calculate a rating for how well they evaluated the case.

Introducing First Court Online Academy

Introducing First Court Online Academy

First Court’s approach to ADR is unique, and if you are new to working with us, it may initially feel new and uncomfortable.

The good news is that 1 Hour Mediation is incredibly simple, and actually requires far LESS preparation than a traditional mediation. There are no lengthy statements, no travel planning, and no bluffing. Our approach removes all of that unnecessary complexity.

Since 1 Hour Mediation is incredibly simple—yet different from what most negotiators are accustomed to—we developed a short training to get new users up to speed.

Mediation Case Study: Unconscious Trucker

Mediation Case Study: Unconscious Trucker

This dispute was resolved on 6/30/17 using 1 Hour Mediation. The parties reached 79 degrees in Settlement Testing, and settled over the phone shortly thereafter.

Case Summary: 

Plaintiff driver was injured when her automobile was struck by Defendant truck. Defendant admitted liability, but disagreed with valuation of general damages.

 

Mediation Case Study: Auto Accident = Back Surgery?

Mediation Case Study: Auto Accident = Back Surgery?

This dispute was resolved on 5/31/17 using 1 Hour Mediation. The parties reached 47 degrees in Settlement Testing, then used a 15 Minute Focus Group to close the remaining gap.

Case summary:

Plaintiff driver was injured when her automobile was struck by Defendant truck. Defendant admitted liability, but disagreed with need for lumbar fusion surgery.

Mediation Case Study: Construction site death

Mediation Case Study: Construction site death

A young man delivering a paycheck to a worker on a construction site was killed when a brick wall fell on top of him. The Defense team was convinced that a jury would put lots of blame on decedent because he was not authorized to be on the premises, and because he was in the U.S. illegally.