Can Mediation Help You Avoid Going to Trial?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Aug 1, 2017 7:55:20 PM

In one of our previous posts, a basic answer to the question "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

What Does Litigation Mean?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Apr 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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

While those definitions are accurate, that 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