Mediation in a Condo Setting
The homeowner mentioned to the property manager that there was a certain exterior path that was uneven and dangerous. The property manager instead of correcting the path which was a secondary but closer and well used access to a garage area, hired contractors to rip out the path.
Small Unit Condo – Big Litigation Expense
In a small unit building, the parties had a great relationship over the years but had not contributed to a reserve fund or even regularly maintained the common areas of the premises. One of the units was then sold for a significant sum, another unit was rented and the remaining unit owners were left with a new owner that did not have funds to undertake the deferred maintenance…
Mediation in Action
A woman fell and broke her ankle at a golf course out of state. She was planning to sue in her home state. The injury was significant but there were issues of where the lawsuit could be filed and whether there would be problems establishing the ability to sue the golf course in the injured woman’s home state.
The parties had a construction dispute where there were claims that the contractor had not performed the work fully and completely. It was less expensive for the contractor to go back in and complete the claimed work.
Arbitration Creativity to Resolve a Lawsuit
The injured party had had a significant injury. The defendant a product manufacturer was concerned about the possibility of a large verdict and the impact on the product which the manufacturer believed to be safe.