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What Goes into an Effective ADR Clause

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a general name for methods used to settle civil disagreements outside of the courts. In commercial disputes, most companies favor ADR over litigation, which usually Read More

How an Effective Mediation Brief Can Give You the Upper Hand

Mediation is an alternative to litigation for people and businesses involved in disputes, saving the parties time, money and effort. Mediation sessions are led and managed by a neutral third Read More

Pros and Cons of Mediating an Insurance Coverage Dispute

Even though an insurer and a policyholder are on the same side when a third party sues, the relationship can often become adversarial. Policyholders want full compensation payouts on their Read More

Advantages of Early Mediation of Construction Defect Claims

Construction projects can be thrown off course for any number of reasons, often leading to legal disputes. One driving factor for the proliferation of such disputes is a claim that Read More

Successful Mediation of Employment Disputes

California has stringent employment laws that protect employees from discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace. Many claims about violations of these laws are successfully resolved through mediation. By this Read More

Using Mediation to Settle Your Personal Injury Case

The vast majority of personal injury cases settle without going to trial and many of these settlements are achieved through mediation. Not only can mediation result in a faster resolution Read More

Whistleblower Retaliation under U.S. Federal and California Law

Employees filed 2,787 whistleblower retaliation claims during 2012, according to a report issued by the U. S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employee protection from whistleblower retaliation Read More

Silence is Golden: Confidentiality of the Mediation Process

Legal disputes are often resolved effectively through the process of mediation.  One of the key advantages of mediation over litigation is the confidentiality it provides to the parties involved. Mediation Confidentiality Read More

Considerations When Signing an Employee Arbitration Agreement

Employees are often asked to give up their right to sue in court over job-related issues. This is generally accomplished by having the employee sign an agreement that contains some Read More

Choosing an Effective Mediator for Legal Disputes

Mediation is the most popular form of alternative dispute resolution. It involves bringing in a trained, neutral third party to help the parties reach an agreement. Mediation is cost- and time- Read More

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