25 March 2022
At the time I completed my last mediation blog of last year, 2021: The Year in ADR – Noteworthy Court Decisions About Not Going to Court. What to Watch for in 2022, I didn’t realize I was witnessing a what-to-watch-for trend in 2022 that I can now report on: Voluntary Pre-Litigation Mediation (“VPLM”).
04 March 2022
When What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay There: Two Recent Court Decisions About Mediation Confidentiality May Surprise You
Occasionally, and with a certain audience, I will explain mediation confidentiality to some (but not all) mediation participants by making reference to the advertising slogan—“what happens here, stays here”—put out by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in 2003 and their Visit Las Vegas TV commercials (or, the less-than-mediocre romcom “What Happens in Vegas”,