Mediation is a process for settling disputes without the involvement of a court or a judge. It involves a trained third party who works with both sides of the dispute in an informal discussion, to help resolve the dispute. The mediation process is also non-binding; neither party is required to accept the mediator's proposed agreement. The parties to a mediation may or may not have an attorney present. The mediator cannot decide the dispute but rather acts to facilitate the discussion and the negotiation process. A skilled mediator can often help the parties to reach a mutually agreeable settlement when the parties have been unable to do so by themselves
Mediated a dispute between a community activist and the city in which he resides in which the plaintiff alleged police brutality and violation of his civil rights as well as police profiling.
Mediated an industry-wide litigation involving patents covering electronic devices. Defendants had obtained summary judgment from the district court and that judgment was on appeal to the Court of Appeals at the time of the mediation.
Mediated a dispute involving a utility patent for an invention in a new foot ware design in which the litigation was between competing foot ware manufacturers.
Mediated a dispute involving a patent for an invention in non-lethal devices used by law enforcement and military authorities to subdue suspects.
Mediated a contract dispute involving failure to return property in accordance with the terms of the contract.
Mediated a suit alleging copyright infringement as well as numerous other causes of action relating to alleged unauthorized use of music and the synchronization rights to that music.
Mediated a litigation involving alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition in the sale of allegedly counterfeit parts used in certain machines.
Mediated a dispute involving alleged failure to abide by the non-compete provisions in a buy-out agreement.
Mediated a three party litigation involving alleged copyright infringement by a publisher and a manufacturer in the unauthorized use of artwork prepared by plaintiff. The case also involved indemnity claims by the manufacturer against the publisher.
Mediated a dispute involving alleged copyright infringement relating to garment designs.
Mediated a litigation involving claims of breach of contract, unjust enrichment and quantum meruit in connection with a contract for the sale of a business.
Mediated two employment cases involving alleged sexual harassment, age discrimination and retaliation.
Mediated a three party patent infringement dispute involving pharmaceutical product licenses and sublicenses.
Mediated a multiparty dispute involving trade dress of sneakers.