Between December 2013 and June 2014, Judge Welsh successfully mediated more than 20 bellwether cases that were filed in state court in New Jersey. She then successfully mediated the global settlement agreement for the federal Multi-District Litigation and the New Jersey litigation covering approximately 4,000 cases and is also open to claimants who have not yet filed suit. The settlement was announced simultaneously in the federal court in Minnesota and the New Jersey Superior Court on November 3. Judge Welsh will now serve as the Claims Administrator to ensure that the settlement is carried out in accordance of the settlement agreement and she will decide appeals from claimants who are denied.
A retired federal magistrate judge, Welsh specializes in resolving complex, multi-party disputes, including personal injury cases. She is highly respected for her ability to resolve matters with sensitivity, patience, and persistence. During her 12 years on the bench and 9 years at JAMS, Judge Welsh has settled almost 5,000 cases in virtually every area of civil litigation. She also served on the ADR committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for 10 years, drafting local federal court rules for court-annexed mediation program.
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