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Mandatory Discovery Prior to a Voluntary Mediation?

It is hard to have a successful mediation if one side feels it is missing information necessary to fully assess the case. Because mediation is generally a voluntary process, however, any pre-mediation exchange of information is generally left up to the parties, with (hopefully) the guidance of the mediator. In Selective Way Insurance Company v.… Continue reading Mandatory Discovery Prior to a Voluntary Mediation?

Mediation of discovery disputes

Most lawyers think of mediation as a means of settling a lawsuit. However, a committee of judges and lawyers appointed by Law Division Judge William D. Maddux determined that Rule 20.1 of the Rules of the Circuit Court of Cook County (Court-Annexed Mediation) allows the courts to have discovery disputes sent to mediators. No one… Continue reading Mediation of discovery disputes