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No. of Petitions Mediated Increased while OJCC Cut Staff

By Jim Sams (Senior Editor)

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 0

Just as budget cuts forced the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims to eliminate four mediator positions, the number of petitions for benefits mediated by the office jumped 8%, reversing a long-term trend, according to a report on mediation statistics prepared by OJCC Chief Deputy Judge David Langham.The report states that the OJCC mediated 21,440 petitions during the 2012-13 fiscal year, which ended June 30, up from 19,891 in 2011-12. In the six preceding years the number of petitions mediated steadily declined from 49,526 in 2005-06.The office had to handle that workload with a sm...

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