Special Education: Pre-Litigation & Negotiation Mediation

Issue When the parents of a special education student accused a paraprofessional of physically injuring her at school, how did the school district and the parents resolve the dispute and reestablish a positive and productive relationship? What Happened? The student, who hadmany severe and aggressive behaviors that were difficult to manage, was certified as emotionally […]

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Real Estate: Pre-Litigation Mediation

Issue After being rejected for a mortgage loan, how did a husband and wife interested in purchasing a property from a national homebuilder resolve their dispute with the builder over the return of their earnest money deposit? What Happened? Motivated to purchase a home in one of the builder’s new residential developments, the buyers made […]

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Property Damage & Personal Injury: Early Case Assessment

Issue In a property damage suit resulting from a sewer failure, how did a homeowner and the municipality in which he resided come to an early understanding over the claims and defenses between them? What Happened? The homeowner experienced a flooded basement from a “dry weather” sewer backup, which caused substantial property damage as well […]

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Personal Injury: Late Case Mediation

Issue In an automobile injury case involving allegations of an improperly designed, constructed, and maintained parking garage, how did the injured plaintiff and the garage’s owner, general contractor, subcontractors, and architects settle their differences efficiently and privately using facilitative mediation? What Happened? While riding as a passenger in a vehicle, the plaintiff suffered disabling injuries […]

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Personal Injury: Early Case Mediation

Issue How did the family of a three-year-old girl, seeking compensation for injuries she sustained from a dog bite, utilize mediation to reach a settlement with the dog owner’s insurance company and avoid the high costs of discovery and prolonged litigation? What Happened? Two years before her family filed suit, the dog bit the girl […]

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Non-Profits & Community Groups: Litigation Avoidance

Issue Faced with declining membership and a need to somehow change its direction, how did a church leadership group and other parishioners overcome differences with their long-serving pastor, make critical changes to the survival and growth of the church, and avoid litigation that would have sought the pastor’s removal? What Happened? Over a period of […]

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