ADDRESSING LEGAL ISSUES WITH THE MEDIATOR AND TIMING IN SEEKING AN EVALUATION

April 1 2014, By: Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.)

Many cases that come to mediation involve novel questions of law. Invariably, there will be a dispute as to the proper law applicable to the case and the interpretation of appellate decisions that impact upon same. It is common for parties in the context of their pre-mediation brief to cite ca...

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EXCHANGING THE MEDIATION BRIEF: IS IT IN YOUR BEST INTEREST?

April, 2014, By: Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.)

The submission of a well-crafted brief prior to the mediation is an excellent opportunity to give the mediator a real preview of your position in advance. It can be used to educate, persuade, and create a roadmap for settlement negotiations. It is to your benefit to submit same as it will save time ...

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WHAT'S NEW IN THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION

April 1 2014, By: Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky, J.S.C. (Rtd.)

In 2012, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century to provide practical proposals that would have a lasting impact on commercial litigation in New York. The Task Force had an interdisciplinary make up of practitioners, academics and current ...

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