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Huerta Mediation provides mediation and arbitration services for the legal, human resources, and business communities.  For the past twenty years, Huerta Mediation has been empowering lawyers and their clients to achieve interest based, efficient resolutions of their business, employment, real estate, intellectual property, securities, tort, personal injury, and insurance cases.  This is achieved in part by a process which provides parties with the opportunity to be heard and understood, to identify and define risks of litigation, and to develop creative, interest based resolutions.



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Lawrence Huerta presents "How To Represent your Client Most Effectively at Mediation" at HNBA  Annual Convention 

Lawrence Huerta publishes article on What Lawyers & Clients are Looking For In Commercial Mediation in  S.D. Daily Transcript

Lawrence Huerta Presents Mediation Seminar to the San Diego County Bar Association

Mediation Quote:

"[In mediation,] what lawyers think is strategic information often turns out to be information that, if they did convey it to the other team, would help settle the case….  The private session might be the vehicle they need to assess the risks of exchanging information…and decide to divulge it to the other side."

J. Anderson Little, Making Money Talk: How to Mediate Insured Claims and Other Monetary Disputes (American Bar Association 2007) at 21

Check These Out:

One to Watch on “Federal Mediation Privilege”
A federal appellate court has accepted an immediate appeal on a discovery ruling by the trial court that there is a “federal mediation privilege” under which documents from mediation proceedings are privileged, but documents from arbitration proceedings are discoverable. 
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. v. First Quality Baby Products, No. 957 (Fed. Cir., January 10, 2011)

WIPO Dispute Resolution Survey Under Way
The World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center is conducting a detailed international survey on dispute resolution clauses in technology agreements and use of alternative dispute resolution in technology disputes.  The results will be made available in a report that is intended to provide support in negotiating contract provisions and finding good solutions for future disputes. (February 17, 2011); Survey

Other Cases & Resolutions:

  • Atlanta and the terminated design team for a new international airport terminal have mediated a resolution to the firing and resulting $60 million in claims against the city.  Atlanta Business Chronicle (February 28, 2011)


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