WRAPPED UP IN A MATRIX: ALL WE LEARNED ABOUT THE EVIDENCE CASE MATRIX

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WRAPPED UP IN A MATRIX: ALL WE LEARNED ABOUT THE EVIDENCE CASE MATRIX

WRAPPED UP IN A MATRIX

ALL WE LEARNED ABOUT THE EVIDENCE CASE MATRIX 

 

It was back on June 15 with Blog issue # 380 that we introduced you to the concept of an Evidence Case Matrix for subrogation arbitration cases.  Over the last 18 editions … we’ve introduced you to Jim Peterson (in our hypothetical case scenario); walked you through the two primary areas of the Matrix (Analysis and Evaluation) and then guided you as we looked at the Elements of the case (commonly known as the Prima Facie burden).  Tied to each of those Elements were the necessary components of your case as you evaluate and assemble your Evidence for the Arbitrator and begin to draft and write your narrative (Contentions) in fully presenting the arbitration. Truth is 18 issues is a lot to condense in our final wrap-up.  We’d say one main takeaway is this; always view your Evidence Case Matrix for what it is ... an easy-to-use organizing tool that allows you to examine in a logical way all the essential components of the case.  You know you have Necessary Facts that you have to lay out for the Arbitrator.  You know you have a claim file full of Evidence that has helped you arrive at the theory of what happened.  You know you need to be able to look at those proofs and evaluate to what degree do they actually prove the Element.  Clearly, this helps you with how much you will leverage your argument tied to any one particular evidence item or a combination thereof.  And then lastly … you know from Arbitration 101 that you need to be persuasive with your case before the Arbitrator.  So through the Matrix you assign to your evidence items; how persuasive are they.  It took 18 issues to cover all this but we hope it’s given you another utensil in your arbitration tool bag to aid in your success.  Thanks for reading along … consider yourself covered in a Matrix -

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