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Next LA Mediator's meeting Downtown Los Angeles June 26, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

Dear LA Mediators

I want to announce that the next LA Mediator's meeting will be June 26, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Los Angeles.  We are going to move our discussion of deception in mediation to the end of summer due to scheduling issues.  So, our June meeting will be covering the general topic of Impediments to Settlement.

As you may have seen, Sean Judge and I have started a newsletter/email series on the subject.  The impediments are varied, but we want to focus on the most common ones.  The first in our series covered the complexities of multi-defendant mediations with express and implied indemnity and additional insured issues.  I see this problem about once a week, and while there are ways to deal with the special challenges this scenario presents, we think it's a good idea to go over the problem and the solutions. If you've ever had a multi-defendant mediation that never seems to get off the ground because the defendants are fighting with one another, you can bet there is an indemnity issue.  Commercial mediators must understand these issue in order to get the negotiation off the ground!

Also, I want to discuss the recent case of Chakalis v. Elevator Solutions that puts a finer point on the issue of claims of subsequent medical negligence causing or enhancing the injuries to a plaintiff in a personal injury case.  

But, it's not going to be just boring, legal stiff conversation!!!

I want to try to new segment to our meetings.  It's part workshop, part study group.  

All of us have been frustrated by the case we know should settle, but just hasn't yet.  The best way to deal with cases like this is to put our collective brain power to work on the case.  So, as we all have had cases we couldn't settle, and because I KNOW all LA Mediators tirelessly follow up with their unsettled cases (and this as we know is the key to building a successful and extremely busy practice) the price of admission to this meeting will be a willingness to put an unfinished case on the table for dissection by the group.  Yes, we will all swear a blood oath of confidentiality, and you are free to change the names to protect the innocent (or the guilty).

I will provide the food and wine...and we all know what that means!

The location will be 1010 Wilshire Blvd., First Floor conference room.  The meeting is open to all members and prospective members with the proviso that we can hold only about 18 or so comfortably.  Get in touch with Kym to give the RSVP.  Once you RSVP, ask Kym for a copy of the first newsletter so you'll be up to speed on the first Impediment issue.

This is going to be a very informative and working meeting.  We will all be better mediators for the collective energy and wisdom we will bring to this one.  So I look forward to seeing everyone there!!!!

Bob Tessier

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