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Mediation Case Law Video: Authority to Settle

In Fivecoat v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 928 So.2d 402 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. April 11, 2006, the appellate court reversed the trial court’s order enforcing mediated workers’ compensation settlement, where the claimant’s attorney did not have clear and unequivocal authority to settle on claimant’s behalf.

For the past decade, as part of the annual Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Institute, Hamline Professor James Coben has been producing short videos illustrating mediation litigation. Mediate.com is proud to now assist in the further distribution of these exceptional teaching and learning resources.

This enactment may portray “less than optimal” mediator performance. Rest assured that you are not at risk by hiring any of the ADR Institute Players as neutrals (or lawyers), despite what you see on the tape. The videos are fictional reenactments of the mediations underlying the published litigated cases.

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James Coben

Professor James Coben, a senior fellow in Hamline's Dispute Resolution Institute ("DRI") which he directed from 2000-2009, teaches civil procedure, dispute resolution practices, mediation, and negotiation. He also pioneered a variety of innovative ADR clinical opportunities for law students, including mediation advocacy on behalf of clients in family law and… MORE >

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