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Tag Archives: Mediation

Myths of mediation

A myth, according to my well-worn companion Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, is “an unfounded and false notion.” The thicket of rules and statutory provisions governing mediated settlement conferences in North Carolina Superior Court cases has given rise to a ...

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NADN launches new website (access required)

RALEIGH (NCLW) – An association billing itself as “the largest online roster of experienced neutrals in the nation” has launched a new website that lawyers can access with “no referral or administration fees whatsoever.” Darren Lee, executive director of the ...

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Improving mediation in commercial cases (access required)

In most cases, the challenge in mediation doesn't lie with the mediator; it lies with the lawyers who walk into the room with little or no preparation, expecting the mediator to resolve the case for them. Commercial litigation is different from tort litigation in that it often hinges on contractual obligations and raises a host of business issues that do not arise in a typical tort case. Accordingly, mediation in the commercial litigation context should not be approached in the same manner as in tort litigation.

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