George Floyd $27M Settlement Before Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict

George Floyd $27M Settlement

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, laid on the ground under the knee of Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, for what we now know was around nine minutes.  In a video that almost everyone around the world would see in the following days. Chauvin brushed off the concerns of bystanders …

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The Special Master: A Mediator Wearing Many Hats

The more complex our society becomes, the more complicated its litigation grows. By 2018, one-half of the federal docket was consumed by multi-district litigation — multiple cases concerning the same subject spread across the country. Add to that mass-tort litigation, class actions, products liability cases, multiparty construction litigation, and the flood of “normal” civil and criminal cases, and it’s clear our judiciary needs help. One source of that help is special masters appointed under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 53.

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: How the rise of ADR in the UK and Ireland is aiding pressure from court closures and backlogs

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: How the rise of ADR in the UK and Ireland is aiding pressure from court closures and backlogs. In the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it has been encouraging to see ADR professionals across the UK and Ireland trying to work out ways to deliver their services, at a time when courts have been brought to an almost stand still.

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