Greg Markel
Sarah Fedner

In the following guest post, Greg Markel and Sarah Fedner take a look at the characteristics of securities class action lawsuits that made securities suit mediations different from mediations in other types of litigated matters, as well as the practical implications of those differences. Markel is Securities Litigation co-Chair and Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Fedner is a Senior Managing Associate at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. A version of this article previously was published in the New York Law Journal. I would like to thank Greg and Sarah for allowing me to publish their article as a guest post on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Greg and Sarah’s article.Continue Reading Guest Post: Why are Securities Class Action Mediations Different from Other Mediations?

Giulio Zanolla

John F. McCarrick

In the following guest post,  Giulio Zanolla, a principal at Zanolla Mediation,  and John F. McCarrick, partner and chair of the Financial Lines Practice Group at White and Williams LLP, take a look at the ways that parties to a D&O insurance coverage dispute can make the most of the policy-mandated mediation process. I would like to thank Giulio and John for allowing me to publish their article as a guest post. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this site’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Giulio and John’s article.
Continue Reading Guest Post: Maximizing Mandated Mediation in D&O Coverage Disputes

As is well known, civil litigation in the U.S. can be expensive, time-consuming and burdensome. Despite these obvious drawbacks, countless insurance disputes wind up in litigation, imposing costs and burdens on policyholders, claimants, and insurers. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms – such as arbitration, mediation, settlement conferences, and appraisal – allow the parties to insurance disputes to avoid the expense and burdens of trying to address a dispute in court. A new book published by the American Bar Association entitled “Resolving Insurance Claims Disputes Before Trial” (here) seeks to provide a practical guide to the ADR mechanisms. As discussed below, this book provides valuable guidance for attorneys, claims adjusters, and others involved in the insurance claim process.
Continue Reading Book Review: A Guide to Using ADR to Resolve Insurance Claims Disputes