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William A. Ruskin: The Confidentiality Of Mediation In New York May Not Be Assured

By William A. Ruskin New York mediator, Richard S. Weil , poses the question in his New York Law Journal article, dated October 25, 2012, "Is Mediation Confidential in New York?" As Mr. Weil observes, confidentiality is a critical element in a mediation. Confidentiality allows participants...

William A. Ruskin: The Success Of The SDNY Mediation Program

By William A. Ruskin The Mediation Program of the SDNY provides litigants in commercial litigation with an opportunity, generally early in their litigation, to resolve their disputes without going through the expense of full-blown discovery and the uncertainty of trial. As reflected in the Mediation...