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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Can I Still Sue If This Doesn’t Work Out?

The best thing about mediation, regardless of whether it’s traditional voluntary mediation or court-ordered mediation or case evaluation, is that you absolutely can continue on with a lawsuit if the mediation doesn’t work out. Remember that this isn’t true for med-arb with binding arbitration, but otherwise, the courts are open to you after an unsuccessful attempt at mediation.
 
 
The Least You Need to Know
• Mediation brings a third party in to help the disputants solve their own problem without going to court.
• Mediation can be the fastest, cheapest way to solve a problem between parties.
• Be sure to follow the rules in court-ordered mediation.
• Mediation is often the first formal step to solving ...

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