Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney J. Robert Sears served as a panelist for the program “Rails to Trails: The Pitfalls When Litigating Liability and Damages Together or Separately – Using a Fee Shifting Statute, such as Rails to Trails” at the Court of Federal Claims 29th Judicial Conference held at the National Courts Building in Washington, DC on November 14, 2018.
Utilizing Rails to Trails litigation as a study for the benefits and risks of litigating cases as a whole or in segments, using motion practice, discovery, trial, post-trial activity, and/or settlement techniques to resolve all or part of a case, the panel examined the sometimes difficult and contentious issues that arise in litigation between private parties and the United States.
Sears joined Senior Judge Eric G. Bruggink and James D. Gette of the Department of Justice on the panel, which was moderated by Senior Judge Marian Blank Horn. Arecording of the panel presentation can be found here.
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