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Judge Brown to Participate in Third-Party Subrogation Panel

Judge Brown to Participate in Third-Party Subrogation Panel

February 27, 2018

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) will be speaking on a panel about third-party subrogation at the 5th Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute Conference on Thursday, March 1st. The five-person panel discussion titled, “Third-Party Subrogation – Mediation of a Workers’ Compensation Claim and Third-Party Cases,” will be from 1:45pm-2:30pm. He will speak with four other attorneys – […]

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Judge Burke Settles $11 Million Medical Malpractice Case

Judge Burke Settles $11 Million Medical Malpractice Case

February 21, 2018

Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) settled an $11 million medical malpractice case involving a catastrophic injury to an infant. Judge Burke is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, where he specializes in the settlement of medical malpractice cases.  As a mediator, Judge Burke has successfully settled more than 100 medical malpractice cases. This […]

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Work It Out: Judge Bernthal Draws Inspiration from The Beatles in New Column

Work It Out: Judge Bernthal Draws Inspiration from The Beatles in New Column

February 19, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was inspired by the Beatles 1965 hit “We Can Work It Out,” for his monthly column in the News-Gazette. “The Beatles remind us that ‘Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting,’” Judge Bernthal said. “We know we’ll have […]

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Judge Panter: Finding the Right Time for Mediation

Judge Panter: Finding the Right Time for Mediation

February 9, 2018

ADR Systems recently spoke with Hon. Michael R. Panter (Ret.) to discuss when to consider mediation in a case and how to pursue mediation through various stages of a case. Is there a right time for mediation? Judge Panter: In any basic trial advocacy course, we’re taught to think about resolution from the moment of […]

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Subrogation Made Simple: Why You Should Mediate Your Next Subrogation Case

Subrogation Made Simple: Why You Should Mediate Your Next Subrogation Case

February 6, 2018

Subrogation cases can get messy. With multiple parties and costly expert witnesses, these cases can become tedious when sent to trial. But through mediation, subrogation can be a streamlined way to resolve these otherwise messy disputes. Subrogation arises when a party is paid by their insurance company for damages, but damages can be disputed. Through […]

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Judge Haddad Settles $7.5 Million Wrongful Death and Negligence Case

Judge Haddad Settles $7.5 Million Wrongful Death and Negligence Case

January 31, 2018

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, settled a $7.5 million case involving the death of an electrician who fell off an apartment balcony while installing lighting. The case was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on December 19th, 2017. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit in May 2015 against […]

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Judge Etchingham to Present NWSBA Seminar on Mediation Submissions

Judge Etchingham to Present NWSBA Seminar on Mediation Submissions

January 19, 2018

Hon. James P. Etchingham, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will be presenting a seminar on mediation submissions at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s (NWSBA) Civil Litigation event. “We’ll be discussing what constitutes an outstanding submission, how to craft it and how it can potentially impact the value of a case,” Judge Etchingham […]

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Judge Bernthal Reflects on the People Under the Robes in New Column

Judge Bernthal Reflects on the People Under the Robes in New Column

January 11, 2018

In his latest News-Gazette column, “Beneath the robes are real people,” Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.) expresses the importance of seeing jurists as people. “Beneath the robes are real people who care about other people,” he said. A story about John Roberts, chief justice of the United States, served as inspiration for the column. As […]

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Judge Orbach Discusses the Changing Landscape of ADR

Judge Orbach Discusses the Changing Landscape of ADR

December 20, 2017

ADR Systems recently spoke with Hon. Jerome M. Orbach, (Ret.) to discuss changes in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the role of technology and what the future may hold for the practice of ADR. What changes have you noticed in alternative dispute resolution in the last five years? Judge Orbach: For so long, […]

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Judge Bernthal Sheds Light on the First Amendment in New Column

Judge Bernthal Sheds Light on the First Amendment in New Column

December 14, 2017

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, provided insight into the First Amendment’s protection of speech in his latest column titled, “Government Action and the First Amendment.” Judge Bernthal had noticed that many people misunderstood what constituted protected speech in relation to the recent National Football League (NFL) protests […]

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I think I speak for everyone when I say that we could not have settled this case without the tremendous efforts of Judge Brown. He was so kind to my clients and he really helped them through this difficult process.  His thoughtful approach and his incredible tenacity really made the difference in this case. We were very lucky to have him as our mediator and we look forward to working with Judge Brown again very soon.

Adria East Mossing, PartnerMossing & Navarre, LLC