Monday, February 06, 2006

Was Mediation Abused? You Decide.

According to this article in The Miami Herald, seven named plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenged the City of Miami’s fire fee and a $7 million settlement was reached in mediation. The 80,000 others supposedly in line to benefit from the class-action got nothing. Also, here’s the memorandum from the Office of the City Attorney about the lawsuit and recommending settlement. Read the article, visualize what may have occurred during mediation, and then decide – was mediation abused? Is this even the right question to ask? What about confidentiality? What do you think?

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