Monday, July 24, 2006

Who’s Sorry Now?

Can you hear the music? Okay, maybe this will help – the song Who’s Sorry Now? was written in 1923 long before it became a hit for Connie Francis and, believe it or not, was sung by the Marx Brothers in their movie A Night In Casablanca! What the song had to do with the movie is anyone’s guess and what all of this has to do with mediation, well . . . .

I know – you’ve already figured it out – the power of an apology! Excellent! The concept of “full disclosure/early offer” as a policy for settling medical malpractice cases has proven effective according to this article in The National Law Journal. The key to the policy lies in the open exchange of information, particularly between experienced counsel, that enables the early settlement of meritorious claims.

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