Despite the rise of the Democrats during the midterm elections, tort reform can be expected to continue to be an important topic at both the state and federal levels. This is significant for dispute resolution, because a number of the reform measures being discussed include mandatory mediation requirements for many, if not most, civil cases.
Richard C. Reuben,
Tort Reform Renews Debate over Mandatory Mediation, 13 Dispute Resolution Magazine 13
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