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Virtual Mediation: A Viable Option For Class Action Litigants

Many courts across the country are essentially closed to class action litigants during this pandemic. The court closures result in a stalemate of critical disputed motions and perpetual uncertainty, but continued legal bills for the parties and carriers.

Some courts are commenting on the magnitude of the health crisis and its
impact on litigation, and encouraging litigants, particularly in complex
litigation, to turn to alternative dispute resolution as a valuable
resource.[1] Other courts, however, are all or partially dark, removing any
chance of an impetus from the court to get settlement talks going. This
circumstance may present a window for class action litigants to raise
mediation as an option where they otherwise would be concerned about the signal it was sending to the other side. Continue Reading

Posted by Phillips ADR Team


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Phillips ADR website, home of my new ADR practice Phillips ADR Enterprises (PADRE).  Through this website you will be able to gather information about the practice, meet our team, view our space, and contact us with any questions you might have.

Hon. Layn R. Phillips

My goal with PADRE is to focus all of my time and resources, along with the resources of our highly qualified PADRE team, on the resolution of complex litigation matters.  Our mission statement is simple: a relentless approach to resolution.

Those who have worked with me over the last two decades know that I believe in evaluative, merits-based and interest-based mediation.  Continue Reading

Posted by Phillips ADR Team