Mediation

Posted on January 15, 2024 in Mediation
In today’s fast-paced world, conflicts and disputes are inevitable. When individuals or businesses find themselves involved in civil disputes, they often turn to the legal system for resolution. However, civil litigation can be time-consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining.

Fortunately, there is an alternative method of resolving civil disputes that is gaining popularity: mediation. During this voluntary process, a neutral third-party mediator helps the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Mediation
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While part of me (a large part) would prefer a different topic for this month, avoiding the controversial issues affecting the Wisconsin Supreme Court is not consistent with my role as a columnist on our legal system. No, I’m not talking about any of the cases pending before them, which should be controversial enough. Rather, of course, it is the firestorm following the investiture of Justice Janet Protasiewicz who, to the dismay of some, won an election. Not that
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Ads for personal injury lawyers (and there sure are a lot of them), use some version of “we don’t get paid unless you get paid”.  One variety is “you don’t pay us, unless we win.”  Which brings up two questions:   First, who is in this “we?”  And second, how do you define “winning?”

Certainly, the intent of the ad is to put contingency fee arrangements into “ad speak.”  Under a typical contingency fee agreement, if a client gets zero,
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Are there more beautiful words in the practice of law than a judge saying: “The parties have resolved their case?”

Those are the words spoken by Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis in announcing that Fox News had agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems nearly $800 million to avert a trial in the voting machine company’s lawsuit.

Dominion had sued Fox for $1.6 billion alleging that the news outlet had damaged the company’s reputation by making phony conspiracy theories
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