Mediator Bruce Friedman recently wrote an article for Law.com on the Early Mediation of Insurance Coverage Cases.
According to the article, the mediation of insurance coverage disputes prior to the filing of a lawsuit is becoming more common. In part, this trend is the result of ADR provisions in insurance policies that require that the policyholder and insurer mediate coverage disputes prior to engaging in litigation. Some of these provisions provide that the mediation shall continue until the mediator declares an impasse. Others have a cooling-off period after the mediation that preclude either party from filing suit for a period of time (90 days) from the date of a failed mediation.
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