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Special Master Mass Tort Allocation Master John Phillips, Judge Daugherty and Judge Schieber have each served as an allocation master on a variety of multi-party cases including mass tort cases. This process occurs after a settlement has been reached and the judge or attorneys select the Allocation Master to develop criteria and case evaluation parameters to decide how to apportion large settlements among hundreds or thousands of potential claimants. Appointment as a Master The court appoints qualified individuals to be a special master, discovery master or condemnation commissioner usually after receiving a recommendation from counsel that the appointment would aid the parties and the court in processing the case to a timely resolution. The parties should generally agree with the court on the specific master that the court appoints. This ensures the master and the parties will have a good working relationship. John Phillips has been appointed a Special Master in both the Missouri and Kansas Federal courts. Judges Schieber and Daugherty have also been appointed Special Master’s in a variety of cases and courts. Special Master, Discovery Master and Commissioner Fees The billing rate is $425 per hour for the performance of master services. Where we conduct master services away from our offices, at depositions or outside of the metropolitan area, the hourly rate is $425. For master services requiring travel to the site of a deposition outside of the metro area, we will determine additional fees or expenses for traveling, if any, at the time of the engagement, or when the need arises during the course of a case. The parties to the case will share equally all master fees and expenses unless otherwise agreed. The court can and sometimes will determine fees in this area.To inquire about our availability to serve as a special master, discovery master or condemnation commissioner, please contact us directly.
Nothing contained herein is intended to give legal advice. Individuals should always consult with an attorney before entering into a contract
Special Master Mass Tort Allocation Master John Phillips, Judge Daugherty and Judge Schieber have each served as an allocation master on a variety of multi-party cases including mass tort cases. This process occurs after a settlement has been reached and the judge or attorneys select the Allocation Master to develop criteria and case evaluation parameters to decide how to apportion large settlements among hundreds or thousands of potential claimants. Appointment as a Master The court appoints qualified individuals to be a special master, discovery master or condemnation commissioner usually after receiving a recommendation from counsel that the appointment would aid the parties and the court in processing the case to a timely resolution. The parties should generally agree with the court on the specific master that the court appoints. This ensures the master and the parties will have a good working relationship. John Phillips has been appointed a Special Master in both the Missouri and Kansas Federal courts. Judges Schieber and Daugherty have also been appointed Special Master’s in a variety of cases and courts. Special Master, Discovery Master and Commissioner Fees The billing rate is $425 per hour for the performance of master services. Where we conduct master services away from our offices, at depositions or outside of the metropolitan area, the hourly rate is $425. For master services requiring travel to the site of a deposition outside of the metro area, we will determine additional fees or expenses for traveling, if any, at the time of the engagement, or when the need arises during the course of a case. The parties to the case will share equally all master fees and expenses unless otherwise agreed. The court can and sometimes will determine fees in this area.To inquire about our availability to serve as a special master, discovery master or condemnation commissioner, please contact us directly.
Nothing contained herein is intended to give legal advice. Individuals should always consult with an attorney before entering into a contract
Special Master Mass Tort Allocation Master John Phillips, Judge Daugherty and Judge Schieber have each served as an allocation master on a variety of multi-party cases including mass tort cases. This process occurs after a settlement has been reached and the judge or attorneys select the Allocation Master to develop criteria and case evaluation parameters to decide how to apportion large settlements among hundreds or thousands of potential claimants. Appointment as a Master The court appoints qualified individuals to be a special master, discovery master or condemnation commissioner usually after receiving a recommendation from counsel that the appointment would aid the parties and the court in processing the case to a timely resolution. The parties should generally agree with the court on the specific master that the court appoints. This ensures the master and the parties will have a good working relationship. John Phillips has been appointed a Special Master in both the Missouri and Kansas Federal courts. Judges Schieber and Daugherty have also been appointed Special Master’s in a variety of cases and courts. Special Master, Discovery Master and Commissioner Fees The billing rate is $425 per hour for the performance of master services. Where we conduct master services away from our offices, at depositions or outside of the metropolitan area, the hourly rate is $425. For master services requiring travel to the site of a deposition outside of the metro area, we will determine additional fees or expenses for traveling, if any, at the time of the engagement, or when the need arises during the course of a case. The parties to the case will share equally all master fees and expenses unless otherwise agreed. The court can and sometimes will determine fees in this area. To inquire about our availability to serve as a special master, discovery master or condemnation commissioner, please contact us directly.