When Do I Submit a File to CMA?
When the plaintiff does not return your calls over an extended period of time.
When the plaintiff attorney has a "difficult client."
When all the paperwork in the file enables you to determine a legitimate dollar value and an offer to the opposing party has been make, but there has been no response from the plaintiff attorney.
When the plaintiff attorney makes an unrealistic demand and then refuses to negotiate.
When a file will settle before you have reached the courtroom. Would you say most files fall into this category?
When venues with crowded dockets prohibit you from an expedient resolution to your file. You shouldn't have to wait years to settle.
When you have expended all possible costs on an aging file and it is still no settled.
When you have a multi-party action and repeated attempts to get all the parties to communicate have proven fruitless.
When long distances between the parties makes it unrealistic to sit down together. The "Paper Submission" can be the alternative resolution to that file.
When you have an infant case, a file involving a senior citizen, or a file with server injuries a verdict from a sympathetic jury could cost your company unnecessarily.