Five Stages of Mediation – Introduction

An Introduction to The Five Stages of Mediation

What are the 5 stages of mediation? Let’s take a look. Jim and John had been successful design partners for six years. The business had grown from the two of them to twelve engineers. Now Jim wanted to accept an acquisition offer, but John wanted to expand while they could buy new buildings cheaply.  If …

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Business Dispute Attorney: When Do You Need One?

The last things someone running a business would like to think about is the right time to hire a business dispute attorney.  For most business owners, the goal is to stay out of business disputes and litigation if possible.  Disputes and litigation can be stressful and expensive for the parties involved.  However, many disputes may …

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AAA Employment Arbitration Rules Explained

The enforceability and fairness of pre-dispute arbitration clause in the employment context, and AAA Employment rules have been a hot topic for decades. The issue is of huge practical importance because, depending on which study one believes, between twenty and forty percent of American workers are covered by such “mandatory” clauses. Although the employee may …

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Arbitration Forums: Resolving Insurance Claims

Arbitration Forums is the nation’s largest arbitration and subrogation services provider that effectively and efficiently serves the insurance and claims industry.  In disputes involving insurance companies that have outstanding claims with another insurance company, the dispute would usually be submitted to the courts to decide which insurance company owes the claim.  However, Arbitration Forums provide …

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Does Mediation Mean Settlement?

“Does mediation mean settlement?” is a common question when learning about the different processes in alternative dispute resolution.  While the goal of mediation is often to settle, the two terms are not synonymous.  Mediation is a process that encourages settlement, while settlement is the agreement between the parties.  While a settlement will always resolve a …

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What is ADR Processing?

ADR processing is the system of placing disputes that have arisen between parties into alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes that will help to resolve the dispute.  This process helps parties keep their disputes out of litigation and the public eye and allows them to have some control over the outcome of a case.  Several forms …

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How Long after Deposition is Arbitration? Personal Injury Cases

People involved in a personal injury case often wonder who long after depositions mediation may happen.  In many personal injury cases, meditation is recommended and encouraged, but many people who are pursuing a personal injury claim are experiencing the legal system for the first time and do not fully know how the system will process …

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