September Issue of Trial: Settlement and Negotiation
In September, Trial focuses on settlement and negotiation, which features settlement demands, class action settlements, Medicare claims, communicating with opposing counsel, and preparing your client for mediation. Articles include:
- Class action settlements by Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Jonathan D. Selbin
- Settling class actions involves advance planning and knowing what to avoid long before the ink dries on the final settlement papers. Also, read an exclusive online Q & A with the authors.
- The when and how of a settlement demand by Lauren Ellerman
- Before making a settlement demand, thoroughly evaluating a client’s case and weighing all the options is crucial.
- Negotiation tips all lawyers should know, an interview by Kate Halloran
- Attorney Jerome F. O’Neill, who lectures nationwide on negotiation techniques and ethical considerations, shares what he has learned in years of experience.
- Dealing with carriers under Medicare’s more watchful eye by John S. Simmons and Derek A. Shoemake
- With Medicare tracking settlements more closely, it’s important to understand the process and anticipate the potential challenges of handling a Medicare beneficiary’s case.
- Prepare your client for mediation by Michael S. Tilton
- Keeping clients informed and engaged during settlement and mediation will help keep their expectations reasonable and successfully resolve claims.
- Bridging communication gaps in negotiations by Paula Rasmussen
- Differences in communication style do not have to be an obstacle. Attorneys can harness those differences to become better negotiators.
- Q&A: The never-ending battle for auto safety, an online exclusive
- Attorney Robert Ammons interviews Michael Lemov about his book, Car Safety Wars: One Hundred Years of Technology, Politics, and Death, and the future of auto recalls. Read the book review in Trial here.
Read the full issue here.