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Mediation

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: January 24, 2018

7 PROBLEMS WITH SUING TO RESOLVE DISPUTE Problem 1. It costs too much. Litigation is the most costly way to resolve a dispute. There are attorneys fees, filing fees, transcript fees. The number 1 question people ask an attorney is “How much is it going to cost”. The cost involved in litigating a case has to be weighted against the amount of the potential recovery. Many people never get to court, because they can’t afford it or because the cost involved outweighs the risk involved. Problem 2. It takes too long. The litigation process starts…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: January 11, 2018

Mediation is voluntary. No one is forced to attend a mediation. With litigation, the parties may be forced to go to court. With mediation, if one side does not want to mediate, the case does not go to mediation. Mediation takes place at a neutral setting, at a mutually convenient time. Litigation takes place in court on the date and time scheduled by the court. With mediation, the parties can present any information they feel is important. With litigation, the court decides what information is relevant. Mediation is not bound by the Rules of Evidence…Read More