As the wise Confucius said, “success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” Or was that Oprah? Regardless, when it comes to mediation, the quote rings ever true. And Katherine Gallo on the Resolving Discovery Disputes Blog explains how to best prepare your case for the alternative dispute resolution process.

Prior to Scheduling a Mediation

The first step is to research the causes of action and figure out what’s needed to prove or defend your case. This means: review jury instructions; determine the applicable statues and case law; if a dispositive motion can be filed, determine if it’s a good tactical move to do so; and review third parties and insurers and ensure they’ve been notified of the case and responded.

Investigation and Discovery

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