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What is Mediation?

A mediation is an informal meeting with a third party to see if a settlement can be reached. How it generally works is that we will usually start with all of the parties in the same room so that the mediator can go over the terms of the mediation and some basic ground rules. The...
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What is mediation in a seller disclosure dispute?

Seller Disclosure Mediation is an informal process where all the parties are placed into rooms in the same building and a third party (the mediator) goes from room to room with settlement offers until a resolution can be reached or one of the parties ends the mediation.  This process is very effective at resolving disputes...
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a deposition will often take place in the conference room of one of the attorneys

What is a Deposition?

A deposition is an interview, outside of the courtroom, where the opposing party can ask you questions under oath, and that will be recorded either by video and/or a court reporter. An attorney can (and should) be present during a deposition; however, there are strict rules on what the attorney can and cannot say during...
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Requests for Production are requests for documents related to active litigation

What are Requests for Production

Requests for Production are written requests for a party to provide documents, photos, videos, or other tangible items to the requesting party. These requests are used to ensure that all relevant information is obtained before trial. What is Discovery? Discovery is the stage in litigation where parties can request information from each other or third-parties...
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Requests for Admissions are statements that must be admitted or denied during litigation

What are Requests for Admissions?

Requests for Admissions are written statements sent from one party to another that the receiving party must admit or deny. If a party denies a statement contained in a Request for Admissions, he or she must provide a brief statement as to why the request is being denied. If the Request for admission contains some...
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Interrogatories are written questions sent as part of litigation

What are Interrogatories?

Interrogatories are written questions sent from one party to another that must be answered in writing and under oath. The standards for discovery requests are very lenient, and the basic rule is that parties can ask for any information that is relevant or might lead to the discovery of relevant information. As such, the interrogatories...
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What Can I Do to Help My Case?

Below are a few tips on how to help us to help you achieve the best outcome for your case. Gather Documents and Information A good attorney can influence the outcome of litigation by organizing and presenting the evidence to a judge or jury in the most convincing manner. In order to do this, however,...
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Litigation discovery is the process of obtaining information prior to trial

What is Litigation Discovery?

Discovery is the stage in litigation where parties can request information from each other or third-parties to prove or disprove the claims or defenses the parties have made. Litigation Discovery ensures that the parties and their counsel can learn the facts before trial and helps to narrow issues that may not be in dispute to...
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How long it takes to go to court varies from case to case depending on the type of case, court calendar and other factors.

How Long Does it Take to go to Court?

Litigation can be slow and how long it takes to go to court varies from case to case depending on the type of case, court calendar and other factors.  This can often be frustrating to people who are experiencing litigation for the first time. The average civil case takes between 6-18 months from start to...
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