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Settlement versus Trial

Settlement versus Trial

A 2009 study from Cornell University found that nearly 70% of all civil cases settled out of court. Attorneys and mediation firms alike will tell you that most civil cases are settled out of court, but if your case is in the early stages of moving forward, you may...
Studies Show More People Prefer to Settle Without Trial

Studies Show More People Prefer to Settle Without Trial

If you’re going through mediation, settlement is the single best way to get the positive outcome you want, according to published research. More than that, though, it’s also the most popular method of resolving civil cases.  Stronger Outcomes When You Settle...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Settlement

Advantages and Disadvantages of Settlement

According to the Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator, less than one percent of civil cases in the state actually make it to a trial. Instead, most cases settle out of court, and that leads many involved in a civil case to think about both the advantages...
Settlement Before Trial Out of Court

Settlement Before Trial Out of Court

Studies have shown that very few cases actually end up in a trial by judge or jury. Instead, many seek a settlement before trial, and for good reasons. There are a number of advantages to an agreement that helps settle a case out of court, both for plaintiffs and...
Five Stages of Mediation

Five Stages of Mediation

Taking a case to trial can be quite costly for nearly everyone involved, which is why so many companies and individuals are turning to mediation today. As a mediator, though, you may have training in a number of different areas, so understanding the process as well as...
Mediation Tips: What Not to Say During Mediation

Mediation Tips: What Not to Say During Mediation

Mediation is a delicate process. One of the best options for dispute resolution, it can be used in virtually every kind of case. To be successful, though, mediation means interested parties working together toward a settlement, and there are many different things that...