Tampa, FL asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for Florida

Q: Can new evidence be introduced at mediation or no?

I have mediation soon and want to know if it's possible to introduce new evidence in the form of a video recording at mediation in an effort to help improve my case or does all evidence have to be entered into evidence before mediation so that the opposition can have time view it?

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Jason  Turchin
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A: If it is mediation, you may be able to still introduce additional evidence, since mediation is confidential and for purposes of settlement typically. As to whether you can actually use the evidence if the case proceeded to trial, it depends on the case, and the status of it. If you want the other side to have time to consider the evidence at mediation, consider whether it is best to let them see or know about it before so they can review it or whether it is best to bring it up at mediation.

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