Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $1.2 million personal injury case using remote videoconferencing.
The case, in which a construction worker was crushed by a falling wall tile in a downtown office building, was settled last week ahead of a scheduled trial in June.
“After one in-person session at the downtown ADR Systems office and another virtual session, both parties were able to understand and respect the other side’s arguments,” said Judge Casciato. “Once we were able to get to that understanding, we were able to get to a settlement.”
The plaintiff suffered two cervical disc herniations and a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and required multiple surgeries, according to The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Judge Casciato is one of many ADR Systems neutrals who are successfully using remote capabilities to settle cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more about our remote mediation and arbitration options.
Judge Casciato is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems. His trademark is his ability to guide even the most recalcitrant parties to settlement. He is well known for his thorough case preparation, positive attitude and pleasant personality.
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