Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Timing is Everything!

Here’s something new for you: “post verdict-prejudgment mediation”. According to this story in the Daily Business Review, one of Florida’s alleged most infamous organized crime figures won a $13 million dollar civil racketeering verdict [is turnabout really fair play?]. The defense had made a motion for directed verdict on which the judge reserved ruling. The judge then “invited” a defense motion to set aside the jury verdict [that’s a clue] and ordered the parties to attend [you’re so smart, you guessed it!] mediation. Is this sort of like arb-med only called “trial-med”, or something like that?

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