In its January 27, 2012 decision in  CTC Demolition Company, Inc. v. GMH AETC Management/Development LLC, which has been approved for publication, the Appellate Division considered the novel issue of whether a party’s demand for mediation or arbitration triggers the “first to file” rule. Notably, the court had found only one decision in any jurisdiction.. read more →

A law firm accused of malpractice for allegedly turning down a settlement offer lost its bid to compel a federal mediator to testify about settlement negotiations between the parties at the mediation. McKissock & Hoffman, P.C. v. Waldron, Civil Action No. 10-7108 (E.D. PA, August 4, 2011) This federal district court case grew out of.. read more →