Frequently Asked Questions
1. Submission Deadline: The Submissions are due 21 (twenty-one) days prior to the scheduled mediation and may be exchanged between the parties. 2. Confidentiality: If a party wishes to designate a Submission as confidential and intended for the Mediator's eyes only, the party must clearly indicate this in the Submission. 3. Contents of the Submission: The Submission may include, as applicable: • Statement of Facts: A detailed description of the facts, including the nature of the injury and a comprehensive list of special damages and anticipated expenses. • A comprehensive list of all insurance carriers participating, policy limits, additional insureds, tenders, acceptance of tenders, Kotecki and Briseno information if applicable. • Theory of Liability and Damages: An explanation of the party's legal basis for liability and the assessment of damages, supported by relevant authorities. • Witnesses: A summary of both opinion witnesses (including experts) and non-opinion fact witnesses. • Case Status: Information regarding the current status of the case, including any pending litigation and the expected trial date. • Last Demand and Offer: If applicable, the most recent demand and offer made by the parties. • Supporting Documentation: Depositions, medical, expert opinions, photographs, videos, police reports, complaint, 213 information and any other relevant documents that can assist the Mediator in understanding the claims and defenses. • Any documents, materials not referenced that would assist the Mediator in understanding the claim and/or defense.
In the event of a cancellation, the following fees and policies will apply: 1. Cancellation Fee: A cancellation fee of $1,000 will be charged if the cancellation is made at least 21 days prior to the scheduled mediation date (excluding the mediation date itself). The cancelling party will be responsible for paying this fee. However, a full refund of all remaining deposits will be provided. 2. No Refunds within 21 Days: If a cancellation occurs within 21 days of the mediation date, no refunds will be issued. Please note that this cancellation policy is applicable to all cancellations made for the mediation services provided.