Donald G. Korman Becomes Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Mediator Donald G. Korman recently completed arbitrator training and is now a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. Donald is available to arbitrate insurance claims, hurricane claims, personal injury, and wrongful death matters through the state of Florida.
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Can Your Mediator Find The 18th Horse?

By: Philip G. Thompson Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator There is a great proverb that illustrates how vital it is to be able to think outside the box as a mediator when you are faced with a difficult fact pattern. It goes like this:...
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How Mediators Can Help you with a Difficult Client

By: Donald G. Korman Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Clients sometimes come to mediation with unreasonable expectations. They question their attorney’s valuation of their claim, either assuming the attorney is anxious to settle rather than try the case or having fallen so in love with their own case they...
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Mediation Cancellations

The case is set for mediation in two days. You call your client to prep them and come to find out that they forgot about the mediation and can’t attend. Or in preparing for mediation, you realize that there is a deposition you need to take to properly evaluate the...
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Mediator Andrew Winston Now a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Mediator Andrew Winston recently completed arbitrator training and is now a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. He has been serving as a Florida Bar Attorney Fee Arbitrator since 2005. Andrew can assist clients in matters involving Insurance Coverage (Property), Insurance Coverage (Liability), Professional Malpractice (medical, legal, and accounting) Claims and...
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Mediation Settlement Agreements and Confidentiality

Everything that is said at mediation is confidential, right? Therefore, if I settle my case at mediation, the amount of the settlement is confidential since the amount of the settlement was obviously discussed as part of the mediation, right? Not so fast, partner. Florida Statute 44.403(1) states that “(e)xcept as...
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