|September 23, 2009
|The Donovan Hatem LLP Professional Practices Group and DH Consulting Group LLC, a subsidiary of Donovan Hatem, presented “A Mock Mediation: Owner vs. Design Professional, Part 2.” The first Mock Mediation was presented at a Donovan Hatem LLP Design Professional Roundtable in June 2008, at which the mediation objective was to sort out the responsibilities and damages. The audience decided the outcome/settlement range. Back by popular demand, Part 2 picked up where Part 1 left off where audience members were given the opportunity to assist in the settlement process. Background: The case involved alleged design errors and omissions, which were discovered by the Owner when the building was being repaired due to unrelated issues several years after the building was constructed. The mediation objective in this session was to settle this claim.
The mediation participants were:
Mediator Sue Yoakum, AIA, Of Counsel, Donovan Hatem