The Mediation Society (TMS) is a Northern California non-profit organization of experienced mediators who meet regularly for enhanced professional development,  networking amongst peers and the advancement of the mediation field.  TMS members are primarily, but not exclusively, focused on commercial disputes and civil litigation.  To further this end, TMS offers members and guests educational workshops and dinners in the San Francisco Bay Area featuring local, national and international speakers.


Mediator's Corner

Settling Complex Construction Cases in a Challenging Economy by

These days, now that I’m a full time mediator, I feel like someone emptied half the pieces out of the puzzle box before giving it to me. Some of the challenges we’re facing now include: Missing parties (suspended corporations, bankrupt or near bankrupt parties, or parties simply on the lam Missing insurance carriers (liquidated carriers, CIGA involvement, exhausted policies) Coverage problems for insurers that remain (high self insured retentions that must be satisfied by parties and sometimes by missing parties, broad coverage exclusions, coverage battles among insurers, diminshing additional insured coverage, etc.) It’s a real challenge to put a settlement […]

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