Arroyo Grande, CA asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for California

Q: What happens after I mediate. Does this give them the right to collect attorney fees after this in an adversarial action

Is it better to do the mediation after the discovery has been concluded?

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Ray Beckerman
Ray Beckerman
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Forest Hills, NY

A: Mediation is a consensual process, the purpose of which is to assist the parties in arriving at a mutually acceptable settlement. I think it is best to do it as soon as possible, since one of its purposes is to help the parties avoid litigation expenses.

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