Thursday, August 5, 2010

New law in Connecticut requires mediation in med mal cases

A new law in Connecticut became effective July 1 which calls for judges in the judicial district where a med-mal case is filed to refer the matter to a 120-day period of mediation or to another form of alternative dispute resolution. Reportedly, so far the apparent consensus is that the new law may take smaller cases off the litigation track, but won't resolve big-ticket cases that require the opinions of experts and extensive discovery. Go here for the full story.

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