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Business Litigation Committee Newsletter Spring 2020

Case Facilitators May Help Parties Get To Where They Need To Go by Hon. Mike Panter (Ret.) - I want to share a new idea for case resolution we’re discussing in an ABA committee. Ninety-nine percent of cases settle. Yet, lawyers have been trained to fully prepare each case for trial. The widespread belief is that the best deal comes when the case is vigorously prepared and maybe not until the very brink of trial. In our system, settlement is an incidental stop on the single-track journey of working up the case. At some random time, someone proposes mediation, or a pre-trial or direct negotiations just spring forth.

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