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Case Evaluation, Settlement & Mediation
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When: 5/8/2015
8:00 - 5:00
Where: Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Blvd
Helena, Montana  59601
Contact: Tawna Meldrum

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Justice Patricia Cotter,
Montana Supreme Court

David Legare, Billings

Mike Lamb, Helena

Klaus Sitte, Missoula

Megan Benson

Hon. Carolyn Ostby,
Magistrate Judge, Billings

Katie DeSoto, Missoula

Mikel Moore, Kalispell

Heidi Goettel, Helena

Ben Shumate

Hon. James Reynolds, Helena

Mick Taleff, Great Falls

Dean Blackaby, Helena

Vicki Knudsen, Helena

Madison Mattioli

Hon. Jeffrey Sherlock, Helena

Maureen Lennon, Helena

Tim Line, Missoula


Shea Sammons

7:45 a.m. —8:10 Registration (Continental Breakfast included)

8:10 Welcoming remarks

8:15 Evaluating a Case From a Plaintiff’s Perspective 
        David Legare

9:00 Evaluating a Case From a Defendant’s Perspective
        Katie DeSoto

9:45   Small groups (review case scenarios to be used for mock mediation & discuss how to evaluate the cases) 

11:15 Judicial Panel 
          Judge Carolyn Ostby, Judge James Reynolds & Judge Jeffrey Sherlock 

1:00 p.m. Should Unsuccessful Mandatory Settlement Conference be Taxed as a Cost?  
                Mikel Moore
1:45 Compliance with Medicare Secondary Payer Act When Settling Cases 
        Dean Blackaby

2:30 Mock Mediation and Discussion of Issues Raised in Mediation
         Mick Taleff, Klaus Sitte, Mike Lamb, Tim Line, Heidi Goettel, Megan Benson, Ben                    Shumate, Madison Mattioli, Shea Sammons, Vicki Knudsen, Judge Ostby

4:25 Appellate Mediation Update
        Justice Patricia Cotter
5:00 Closing