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EPISODE 4: A Mediator’s Round (Kitchen) Table: Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Claims

With the economy grinding down to a crawl due to the COVID-19 pandemic many people have questions concerning the scope of insurance coverage for their business losses. While COVID-19 will lead to a myriad of questions concerning all lines of insurance, the first cases to be filed have involved business loss claims from entities that...
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EPISODE ONE – HERE COMES THE JUDGE

Steve travels to the Land of Lincoln to sit down with the Honorable Clint Hull from Kane County, Illinois.  Steve and Judge Hull discuss what mediation is, its various benefits and the differences between the role of a mediator and Judge.  In addition to noting the various benefits mediation has for litigants, Judge Hull plays – and loses...
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EPISODE TWO – FINALLY, A REAL EXPERT

Steve goes to Houston, Texas to meet with environmental scientist and professional engineer, John Loper. Steve discusses his experience litigating environmental insurance coverage cases and discusses the issues involved in those cases. Complex litigation often involves experts and Steve discusses various issues related to experts with Mr. Loper. Like Judge Hull in episode one, John...
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EPISODE THREE – THAT WAS FUNNY, RIGHT?

Steve literally meets his guest, Caryn Carson, half-way in Waco, Texas. Ms. Carson is a lawyer by day, comedian by night and Steve and Ms. Carson discuss the use of humor in the courtroom and at mediation. The two discuss how different eras have handled and defined “inappropriate” attempts at humor and how difficult and...
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TRAILER

Welcome to Opening Doors to Resolution: A Mediation Podcast. Get a taste of what’s to come with clips from the first three episodes.
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