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And So It Goes! (January 2019)

David M. Zacks, Esq.
David M. Zacks, Esq.
JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Published January 1, 2019

Since my last newsletter, I mediated a complex wrongful death aviation case. I was impressed with counsel who all agreed the issues involved coverage, hull damage claims, property damage claims, subrogation claims and the like. All counsel were very sensitive to the emotional needs of the widows of several passengers who were killed in the plane crash. All agreed there was no reason to have the plaintiffs relive this traumatic experience by sitting through a full day of mediation. They were instructed not to attend, but stand by for phone calls if they were necessary. The cooperation, empathy and strategic move agreed on by all counsel in advance, led to multiple issues being resolved amicably and efficiently throughout the day.

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