Former Jackson County Circuit Judge and Jackson County Counselor W. Stephen Nixon has returned to private practice with the opening of his new mediation and dispute-resolution firm. Stephen Nixon Dispute Resolution Services started accepting clients in January, Nixon said. His ...Read More »
Both sides gave short presentations of their case, including witnesses, to a group of recruited jurors who matched the jury pool in their venue. The jurors were directed to discuss how they saw the case, specifically focusing on liability issues, including how they would apportion fault. Both sides found the juror discussion revealing and instructive.
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Two couples involved in a unique dispute over a pair of embryos have agreed to try to settle their claims in mediation. Both couples traded lawsuits last week, suing for the control of two frozen embryos stored in a California ...Read More »
Hilton v. Davita, Inc. (MLW No. 59890/Case No. ED92571 – 5 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Ahrens, J.) Where a trial court apportioned the proceeds of a wrongful death settlement between the wife and the stepchildren and awarded ...Read More »