Mediator To Help Surfside Victims Agree On Splitting Funds

By Carolina Bolado (October 6, 2021, 4:07 PM EDT) -- The Florida judge overseeing litigation over the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse in Surfside agreed Wednesday to appoint a mediator to help attorneys representing victims with property loss and wrongful death claims hammer out an agreement on how to split any funds that come to the condominium association's estate.

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman in Miami said he would sign off on a proposal by plaintiffs' counsel to have a mediator handle how to split proceeds of the upcoming sale of the property, insurance money and any other funds that attorneys are able to get from lawsuits against third parties....

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