In order to encourage candor in mediation proceedings, New Jersey has adopted a broad and robust mediation privilege that protects against the disclosure of mediation communications in later legal proceedings. However, the privilege is not absolute and can be waived, so it is important for practitioners to understand how the privilege operates, how the privilege can be waived and what steps can be taken to prevent the disclosure of mediation communications.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Mediation Communications Are Protected, to a Point
New Jersey Law Journal
May 16, 2013
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