From Smart Business:
Civil litigation very often is mediated, sometimes twice, so that parties in conflict can avoid fighting out a dispute in court.
“Businesses should think long and hard about moving forward with litigation without first trying to reconcile their differences through mediation,” says David Schaefer, Esq., a principal at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A. and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. “It’s a tried-and-true process that’s inexpensive when compared to the cost of litigation. And it’s a process that can save companies both time and money.”
Smart Business spoke with Schaefer about the mediation process and how it can be used in place of litigation to resolve business disputes.
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