JUDICATE WEST News Room
State Farm v. Huff: Hospital Lien Act Recovery Requires Proof of Reasonableness
In this interpleader action, the court held that liens asserted under the Hospital Lien Act (Cal. Civ. Code 3045.1, 3045.3) require proof that the claimed charges were both reasonable and necessary.
Do you know what the jury is thinking?
Judge Herbert Hoffman explains how lessons from experience suggest the importance of using a mediator during jury trial, as Mediators are well served in various types of cases by spending time observing in court and are able to predict, in may cases, the jurors verdict
Litigators look to creative solutions to save time and money
Budget cuts on our judicial system can cause delays that can drastically increase the expense of litigation to clients. ADR is a voluntary process that requires cooperation among all involved parties, including counsel, and it focuses on resolving disputes of any kind, and although it may have up-front expenses, it can save clients plenty of money.
Another post-Howell decision, Corenbaum v. Lampkin, is a big defense win
A must read if you're facing issues of private insurance paying plaintiff's medical expenses. This article includes a list of important questions considered by the Corenbaum court on the case.
Howell Analysis applied to Medicare Reimbursement Rights
A look at the publishing of decisions made for the Luttrell v. Island Pacific Supermarkets case - A Howell Analysis applied to Medicare Reimbursement Rights
What Goldilocks and the Three Bears can teach us about mediation
Tips to assist you and your client about when to mediate. Uncertainty about all of your client's injuries and harms can result in your client's case being undervalued. Missing information can result on failed mediations.
Current trend in personal-injury mediation
Strategies and Techniques to consider in a personal injury case at the Pre-mediation preparation phase, in order to avoid attending a mediation that does not serve a useful purpose in settling the plaintiff's case
DARRELL A. FORGEY: Daily Journal Top Neutrals 2011 Profile
A look at neutral Darrel A. Forgey profile from his own perspective.
Top Neutral Quality: What sophisticated mediation consumers expect
A look at the experience and training along with the intangible qualities a neutral must possess to be successful.