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Heading to Mediation? What to Expect.

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Truth is more than 95% of civil cases, including personal injury cases, settle before trial. Most often they are resolved in a proceeding called a mediation or settlement conference.

There are many benefits to settlement including certainty, control and closure. You know what the result will be, you have a say in the result and the case is done then and there -- no lingering issues or threats of an appeal.

But as a client, you need to be prepared for the process. If you are heading to a mediation or settlement conference, spend a few minutes reading Dev Sethi's article on the process. You will find it here.

About the Author

Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.


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