What Does Litigation Mean?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Apr 13, 2021 5:14:08 PM

Answering this question seems like it should be as short as a simple definition. According to Dictionary.com, litigation is simply "1. the act or process of litigating or 2. a lawsuit."

While those definitions are accurate, they don't actually tell you anything. Filing a lawsuit triggers a series of mechanisms that help the parties work towards resolving a dispute.  While many people assume that lawsuits are always resolved before a jury or a judge in court, they are commonly settled by a out-of-court agreement between the parties involved thanks to the litigation process.

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Topics: Litigation

Can Mediation Help You Avoid Going to Trial?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Dec 16, 2020 8:30:00 AM

In one of our previous posts, "What does litigation mean?", we briefly mentioned mediation as one of the steps you may utilize prior to a trial.

Can mediation help you avoid going to trial entirely?

The short answer is maybe.

We'll start by taking a look at the basics and process involved in mediation.

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Topics: Litigation, Mediation