Review Past Event: Understanding Case Evaluation Webinar

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Archived Webinar

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Understanding Court Ordered Case Evaluation

Originally Held: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)

Moderator: H. William Reising
Featured speakers: Robert A. Marzano, Abe Barlaskar and Margaret A. Czuchaj


Topic Overview

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions of Plunkett Cooney attorneys: What is case evaluation? Of course, there are also several common follow up questions such as:

  • Why is case evaluation important?
  • Can it be avoided?
  • How long will the process take?
  • Can it help resolve our dispute?

The short answer is that case evaluation is a part of Michigan’s Alternative Dispute Resolution system, and unfortunately in most cases, it cannot be avoided.

This webinar provided attendees with an in-depth review of the aspects of case evaluation, including jurisdictional issues, sanctions and what it means if the process fails to help the parties reach a resolution in the case.

Who Should review This Webinar?

This is a must review webinar for business owners, risk managers, insurance claims professionals, commercial insurance agents, facility managers, human resource professionals, office/business managers and public officials.



Featured speakers

Bob Marzano  

Robert A. Marzano is a partner in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office and serves as Plunkett Cooney’s Torts & Litigation Practice Group Leader. He represents some of the world largest retailers and restaurant chains in addition to a robust public sector law practice. Mr. Marzano focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, foodservice and hospitality law, as well as all aspects of civil litigation. He currently serves as Michigan State Chair for the Council on Litigation Management.

    Abe Barlaskar is a former member of the firm who concentrated his litigation practice on the defense of insurers, rental car companies, trucking companies, corporations and individuals in no-fault coverage disputes and negligence suits. 

Margaret A. Czuchaj is a former member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group who focuses her litigation practice in the areas of premises and retail liability, motor vehicle no-fault liability and motor vehicle negligence. 



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