Friday, August 5, 2011

Frontiers of Mediator Confidentiality: Can You Reveal That an Offer Was Made?

Here is a link to an interesting discussion about the Frontiers of Mediator Confidentiality posted by Peter Phillips in his always interesting Business Conflict Blog.
As Phillips points out, nothing is as simple as it looks. He sets out an interesting hypothetical about mediator confidentiality and posits three questions.
Visit the blog and answer the three questions. My answers are yes to question 1 and no to question 3 (the easy questions) and in response to question 2 the mediator can send a copy of the letter faxed to plaintiff’s counsel. Plaintiff has a right to see that letter.
Read the hypothetical and answer the questions yourself.

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