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Judge Curcio Writes About Mediating Complex Construction Claims

Judge Curcio Writes About Mediating Complex Construction Claims

January 24, 2020

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently published an article in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section on Construction Law newsletter, Building Knowledge. Non-payment, claims of defective work, delays, claims for extra work with unsigned change orders, design issues, outstanding requests for information, acceleration… A major construction project is […]

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Judge Curcio Reviews Benefits, Choices in Arbitration for New ADR Systems Video

Judge Curcio Reviews Benefits, Choices in Arbitration for New ADR Systems Video

January 21, 2020

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently sat down with us to discuss the overarching benefits and choices that attorneys and their clients have when pursuing arbitration. Whether by agreement of the parties or arising from contractual language, arbitration can be an efficient alternative to litigation. “Parties in commercial […]

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Judge Gomolinski Settles $7.6 Million Personal Injury Case

Judge Gomolinski Settles $7.6 Million Personal Injury Case

January 21, 2020

Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $7.6 million personal injury case stemming from a workplace accident. “The key to settling this case was perseverance,” Judge Gomolinski said. “The parties and I kept coming back to the table and worked through the issues until we were able […]

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ADR Systems Releases Accelerated Commercial Arbitration Rules with 60-Day Timeline

ADR Systems Releases Accelerated Commercial Arbitration Rules with 60-Day Timeline

January 20, 2020

ADR Systems has released Accelerated Commercial Arbitration Rules.  Under these rules, arbitrations can be completed in a 60-day filing-to-award timeline. “We have developed accelerated commercial arbitration rules in response to requests to fast track arbitration without sacrificing the efficacy of the arbitration process,” said Marc Becker, president of ADR Systems. “Counsel and their clients appreciate […]

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Judge Gomolinski Settles $15 Million Motorcycle Crash Case

Judge Gomolinski Settles $15 Million Motorcycle Crash Case

January 10, 2020

Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $15 million personal injury case stemming from a motorcycle collision with an automobile. The motorcyclist required an above-the-knee amputation as a result of the crash. “The damages and liabilities in this case were difficult and extensive, which made for a […]

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Judge Axelrood Settles $1.9 Million Vehicle Collision Case

Judge Axelrood Settles $1.9 Million Vehicle Collision Case

December 17, 2019

Hon. Larry G. Axelrood, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $1.9 million personal injury case. The case stemmed from a 2015 car crash wherein the plaintiff sustained a broken leg and broken wrists as a result of a head-on collision. The plaintiff required surgery on her leg. Her vehicle was […]

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Judge Casciato Settles </br>$6.2 Million Spinal and Neck Injuries Case

Judge Casciato Settles
$6.2 Million Spinal and Neck Injuries Case

December 2, 2019

Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $6.2 million case involving spinal and neck injuries suffered by siblings in a road accident. Two siblings were injured when a semitrailer tractor truck, whose driver was purportedly attempting to evade law enforcement officers, struck their vehicle in 2016. “This […]

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Seasoned Neutrals Discuss Implicit Bias and Stereotypes in the Legal Profession at Women’s Initiative Committee Fall CLE

Seasoned Neutrals Discuss Implicit Bias and Stereotypes in the Legal Profession at Women’s Initiative Committee Fall CLE

November 26, 2019

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), Amy L. Gertler, Esq., Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) and Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, presented at the Women’s Initiative Committee’s Advanced Gender, Diversity & Mediation CLE at Petterino’s on Nov. 15th. The neutrals spoke about the presence […]

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Judge Haddad Settles $8.5 Million Ankle Injury Case

Judge Haddad Settles $8.5 Million Ankle Injury Case

November 21, 2019

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $8.5 million severe ankle injury case. The injury was caused from a fall from a truck, causing a bilateral pylon fracture in both ankles and resulting in several surgeries. “My approach in catastrophic injury cases is to gain the trust […]

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Judge Hanlon Participates in Professionalism and Ethics Panel

Judge Hanlon Participates in Professionalism and Ethics Panel

November 20, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, participated in a panel discussion on professionalism and ethics on Nov. 7. The webinar, titled “The Good, Bad & Ugly – Professionalism and Ethics, In and Out of Court,” was sponsored by Perrin Conferences. The panel discussion focused on rules of professional conduct, examples […]

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Judge Haddad Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

Judge Haddad Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

November 15, 2019

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, received the 2019 Outstanding Leadership Award at the Arab-American Business & Professional Association’s (ABPA) Annual Awards Dinner held on November 13th. According to Talat Othman, president and founder of ABPA, “The award was established by the ABPA to honor those who excel in […]

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Judge Berger Participates in Family Law Mediation Panel

Judge Berger Participates in Family Law Mediation Panel

November 14, 2019

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently participated in a panel at The Chicago Bar Association. The panel, titled “The Mediation Process in Family Disputes,” focused on how alternative dispute resolution can benefit parties in family disputes. “Studies have shown mediation helps divorcing couples who need to have a […]

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ADR Systems Neutrals Present at Inaugural Arbitration Institute

ADR Systems Neutrals Present at Inaugural Arbitration Institute

November 11, 2019

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, presented on arbitration clause drafting and the process of arbitration at the Chicago Bar Association’s inaugural Arbitration Institute on Oct. 29. The Arbitration Institute was established to provide attorneys with high-level, substantive […]

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Judge McGrath Brings Two Decades of Judicial Experience to ADR Systems

Judge McGrath Brings Two Decades of Judicial Experience to ADR Systems

November 4, 2019

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge McGrath spent more than 20 years as a Cook County Circuit Court Judge, with the majority of her time in Law Jury and on a Commercial Calendar. “When I made the decision to […]

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