Mediators of Southern California
"We conclude there is substantial evidence to support the trial court's determination defendant agreed to the binding mediation procedure utilized in this case. We further conclude that the binding mediation provisions in the parties' settlement agreement were not too uncertain to be enforceable. Finally, we conclude binding mediation is not a constitutionally or statutorily prohibited means of waiving jury trial rights where, as here, the parties have agreed to settle their dispute in a nonjudicial forum."
Bowers v. Raymond J. Lucia Companies, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Div. One, case no. D059333, filed May 30, 2012,