Experience

Cases actually mediated have raised these legal issues:

  • Intellectual property such as patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, non-competition and non-solicitation;
  • First-party and third-party insurance issues such as coverage (environmental, maritime, bodily injury, advertising injury), first-party claims (sinkholes, disability, fire and theft losses, hurricane claims), extra-contractual liability, subrogation claims;
  • Employment (including class actions and collective actions) raising issues of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Florida Civil Rights Act, whistleblower, FLSA, FMLA, ERISA;
  • Education issues such as school desegregation, Free Exercise, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
  • Commercial and consumer disputes such as antitrust, health care, banking, securities including FINRA, real property, legal malpractice, construction, fraud, collection, collection practices acts (FCCPA, FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (individual cases and class actions);
  • Torts such as medical and dental malpractice, products liability, premises liability, FELA, automobile negligence, defamation;
  • Constitutional issues such as Free Speech, Free exercise, Due Process, Equal Protection, school desegregation, police procedure, jail medical; and
  • False Claims Act (qui tam).

Reference:  U.S. ex rel. Alderson v. Quorum Health Group, Inc., 171 F.Supp.2d 1323, 1337 n.41 (M.D. Fla. 2001)