H&W Selected by Board for Section 32 Pilot Project
The Board has selected Hamberger & Weiss LLP to participate in a "self-calendaring" project for Section 32 agreements. The pilot project will allow our clients to know the exact date of the Section 32 hearing and allow for the speedier resolution of cases awaiting settlement.
Under the pilot project, the Board will provide a settlement day in the future. Hamberger & Weiss LLP will then aggregate claims with signed Section 32 agreements and provide that list of claims to the Board, who will place those cases on the Section 32 calendar on the settlement date. To get the cases on the selected Section 32 calendar date, we will need to provide the Board with signed agreements on each case no later than 20 days before the settlement date. The Board will allow a minimum of seven and a maximum of 24 claims in each district on each settlement day.
The Board expects that these hearings will be held virtually and requires that agreements submitted under the project to note that the claimant will retain a hard copy of the agreement for reference during the Section 32 settlement hearing.
We encourage our clients with pending Section 32 settlements to contact Nicole Graci for further details about this pilot project.