Nashville, TN asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Indiana

Q: What happens if your mediation deadline is April 18th, and mediation was held on April 8th?

What happens if your mediation deadline is April 18th, and mediation was held on April 8th, and the parties reached a settlement agreement, but the obligations of the agreement cant be fulfilled until after the mediation deadline?

Such as the mediator filing the mediation report a week before the mediation deadline. Is the deadline no longer relevant?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney, the situation you describe does arise. Mediators or arbitrators can set conditions in a report or decision that remain to be fulfilled afterwards. If the agreement is not fulfilled, it could be considered a breach or other form of non-compliance, and the parties may need to confront the matter again, either in the ADR forum again or in court. This is only a general outline without the benefit of the details or the subject matter or ADR rules. For definitive guidance, you should consider consulting with a local attorney, equipped with the details of the matter. Good luck

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