Judge Murphy has handled several Division of Settlement matters. In one case, Judge Murphy was appointed via a Special Reference to decide how the settlement amount was to be divided between family members following a wrongful death settlement resulting from the death of two people caused by a drunk driver. Testimony was taken over two days. In another case, via stipulation, Judge Murphy determined the division of settlement funds following complex litigation fees. The dispute involved attorney's fees, among other issues. Judge Murphy has also mediated several cases involving the apportionment of insurance payments following the settlement of property damage cases.