201805.07
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Defending Non-Traditional Healthcare Providers

Written by: Roger Hillman, J.D., 2018 Non-traditional, or alternative, medicine most often encompasses chiropractic, acupuncture and naturopathy. In Washington, as in most states, each of these is defined by statute. Statutes also set out the scope of practice for each, in some cases specifically identifying treatments that are permitted or prohibited. The one thing that…

201802.02
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Insurance: The Elephant in the Room in Professional Liability Mediation

by Roger L. Hillman, J.D. In the preparation for and participation in mediation, it is imperative that counsel, both for plaintiffs and defendants, be conscious of the critical role insurance has in resolving any liability matter. Personal (e.g. auto, homeowners) and commercial (e.g. CGL, professional liability) insurance policies impose on the insurer the “duty to…

201712.08
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Employment Mediation Update

By Andrew Kinstler, Pacific ADR Panelist Employment-related claims are increasingly common. Instead of going to trial, many of the parties involved in these cases are using mediation to resolve employment-related disputes. Here is a recent example of a Washington Supreme Court case related to employment issues that might affect how pending and future employment cases…

201707.05
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Healthcare Disputes Present Special Problems in Mediation by Kathy A. Cochran

Healthcare Disputes Present Special Problems in Mediation by Kathy A. Cochran, Panelist Mediating disputes arising from healthcare presents special problems.  These are generally medical malpractice actions, but occasionally also involve combined product liability/medical malpractice disputes.  There are also sporadic claims based upon HIPPA disputes for the inappropriate disclosure of private health information. First, the stakes…

201704.28
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Paula McCandlis Joins Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC

Paula McCandlis has joined Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC as a panel member. Ms. McCandlis is a shareholder and co-managing partner at Brett McCandlis & Brown, PLLC with offices throughout Washington State (Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Seattle, Vancouver, and Spokane). Her law office handles personal injury and wrongful death cases. Ms. McCandlis has spent 20 years…

201610.31
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CLE Seminar Agenda: ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

GENERAL INFO: Date & Time: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 1pm-3pm Location: The Little London Plane, 322 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104 Credits: 2 CLE credits Fee: $100.00 per person Note: Seating is limited to 25 people. Please RSVP at casemanager@pacificadrconsulting.com AGENDA: ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION Presented by: Pacific ADR Consulting-Copyright 2016 Speakers:…

201609.21
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Attorney Andrew Kinstler Joins Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC

Attorney Andrew Kinstler has joined Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC as a panel member.  Andrew Kinstler is a member of the Seattle-based law firm Helsell Fetterman. From 1998 to 2001, he served as Helsell Fetterman’s managing partner.  Andrew’s specific practice areas include Commercial Disputes, Employment and Labor, Personal Injury and Trials and Appeals. Gregg Bertram, founder…