Mediate this, sucka!
March 19, 2008 2:57 AM Subscribe
IMAL Filter: So I am volunteering to go to mediation today. What can/should I do to get the most favorable outcome?
posted by hal_c_on to law & government (2 answers total)
I am an employee-plaintiff in a (not yet certified) class-action case regarding all sorts of violations ranging from meal-breaks to altering time sheets. Of course, getting a class-action certified is tough, but I have ALL sorts of documents, emails, etc that will make it pretty damn easy. REALLY easy.
But before that is done, my attorneys suggested that we may save a lot of time (and the other team may save a lot of attorney hourly fees) if we come to a settlement through mediation.
I looked up the the mediator and the the site; the situation looks pretty straightforward.
I heard it could be an ALL-DAY event, while the mediator is going back and forth between the two physically separated parties. There will be a LOT of downtime, knowing the bastards I'm dealing with. I'll have my wifi going, so I'll be able to mefi all day long.
Has anybody gone through this? Besides the basics of being flexible and patient, does anybody have any tips of what I could do to improve the outcome?
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