First Court Insights

A Week in the Life of a Traditional Mediation Victim

Feb 28, 2022 11:40:04 AM / by Mike Liffrig
As innovation has transformed the world and the legal industry, little has changed in the way most mediations are conducted. As professionals, we always need to consider how improvements in technology and processes can help us win better outcomes for our stakeholders. If you can relate to the ...
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Pros of Online Mediation

Nov 23, 2021 11:03:38 AM / by Joseph Liffrig
Any lawyer or insurance professional who has spent time attempting to settle a case through traditional mediation (both parties working with a mediator at the same facility) has likely been frustrated. It is difficult to find a day and time when all parties can meet. It is inconvenient to spend a ...
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5 Tips for Successful Online Mediations from our National Panel of Award-Winning Mediators

Nov 23, 2021 11:00:15 AM / by Joseph Liffrig
As we finally start to emerge from the cloudiness of the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing has become crystal clear; remote work is here to stay. Attorneys and claims handlers are using online mediation as an effective and efficient means for resolving disputes, and will continue to do so on many cases ...
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Minimize Risk: Settling Sexual Harassment Claims with Online Mediation

Nov 23, 2021 10:44:36 AM / by Joseph Liffrig
Negotiations are all about limiting risk, especially in high-stakes harassment and abuse lawsuits. This dynamic makes First Court's risk-free approach the perfect forum to negotiate settlements in these cases.
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How Jurors Work: Emotions Lead the Law

Oct 17, 2018 10:49:27 AM / by Mike Liffrig
Consider this fact pattern and outcome from a case we recently worked on: Plaintiff rear-ends trailer pulling a large load of logs. I repeat: Plaintiff rear-ends defendant. But the jurors assign most of the blame to the defendant… who was rear-ended.
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