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.
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.
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.
Plaintiff driver was injured when her automobile was struck by Defendant truck. Defendant admitted liability, but disagreed with valuation of general damages.
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.
Plaintiff driver was injured when her automobile was struck by Defendant truck. Defendant admitted liability, but disagreed with need for lumbar fusion surgery.
This dispute was resolved on 5/8/17 using 1 Hour Mediation. The parties reached 98 degrees in Settlement Testing and quickly settled over the phone.
Plaintiff’s tugboat struck an unmarked submerged object owned by the Defendant, with lost revenue during repairs.
Jury research requires a substantial investment of money and legal time. Even the simpler new forms of research utilizing the internet can be costly. Here are fifteen time-tested questions to make sure you and your litigation team get the most out of your jury research investment:
1. How long has the jury consulting firm been in business?