I have a personal injury case in Tennessee. The judge has ordered the case to mediation. What does that mean?
Mediation is a process where a person who has no stake in the outcome of the case (the "mediator") helps the parties to the litigation try to resolve their differences. Mediation has increased greatly in Tennessee in the last twenty years.
I had the honor of being appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to a commission that drafted the original court rule concerning mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. I served on that commission about twenty years ago.