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Ethical Considerations in Representation of Multiple Parties

By Gene Moen

This paper outlines the ethical issues involved in representing multiple parties injured in the same incident or parties that may have a conflict in terms of allocating damages. Examples include representing: 1. the estate’s representative as well as those who would be beneficiaries, 2. both husband and wife when one is injured and the spouse has a separate claim, and 3. parents and children in a claim of injury to the child.

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Some Thoughts on Mediation

By Gene Moen

The costs of litigation and taking a case to trial are so great there is a new emphasis on alternative dispute resolution in personal injury cases. Although arbitrations are sometimes substituted for a jury trial, mediation is the preferred and more common means of resolving a claim without the need for a trial.

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The Erosion of the ERISA Defense

By Chemnick | Moen | Greenstreet

This paper outlines legal defenses based on the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, how the act applies to medical negligence claims, and how court rulings have gradually eroded those defenses.

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Which Defendants Do You Name in a Medical Negligence Case?

By Gene Moen

In determining which defendants to name in a medical negligence case, the least number of defendants that still allow the claimant to present a strong case is preferred.

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R.S.D. and Sympathetically Maintained Pain

By Gene Moen

Reflex sympathy dystrophy, a painful and often disabling condition arising from disruption of the sympathetic nervous system, is often difficult to diagnose and treat. The term currently used is “complex regional pain syndrome.”

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