Settling a soft-tissue injury case online? The concept sounds a “little strange” even to a computer-savvy plaintiffs’ lawyer like Jason E. Tremont, of Bridgeport’s Tremont & Sheldon.

Tremont’s idea of alternative dispute resolution, he says, involves meeting face-to-face with defense counsel and hashing out an agreement with the help of a seasoned arbiter�not punching a settlement demand into his computer in hopes that the amount falls within a certain percentile of what the defendant’s insurance carrier is willing to cough up.

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