Kirkham v. Wright was chosen as the subject case because it represents the type of dispute that is extremely well suited to resolution through the ADR process. While some argument exists about the law in Kirkham,2 the bulk of the dispute revolves around the application of the law to the facts.' Furthermore, this case was eventually settled after remand,4 which leads to the conclusion that a settlement may have been possible earlier. Additionally, while the attorneys involved would not disclose the legal costs, it is a safe estimate that they ran into the tens of thousands of dollars.'
Christian C. Doherty and Christopher J. Moeller,
Before the First Shot is Fired: Hypothetical Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution to Avoid a Re-Enactment of the Hatfields and the McCoys - Kirkham v. Wright,
1990 J. Disp. Resol.
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