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20 04, 2017

The CLRC Inches Towards the Finish Line

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:06+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Legislature|0 Comments

On April 13, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) met once again to discuss mediation confidentiality as well as other topics. In preparation for this meeting, Barbara Gaal, Chief Deputy Counsel posted Memorandum 2017-19 which contains the almost final version of the Tentative Recommendation that will probably be posted for public comment after the [...]

7 02, 2017

Just about at the end!

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:46+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Legislature|0 Comments

On February 2, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) held its regular meeting in which it once again discussed mediation confidentiality. While the Commissioners seemingly did not make any great strides, at the same time, they did. I make this contradictory statement because at its September 2016 meeting, the Commissioners asked Staff Counsel to [...]

8 12, 2016

Exception to Mediation Confidentiality: Moving Forward

By | 2017-05-13T07:41:20+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Legislature|0 Comments

On December 1, 2016, The California Law Revision Commission (“CLRC”) met once again to discuss its Study K-402-Relationship Between Mediation Confidentiality and Attorney Malpractice and Other Misconduct.   In each of its meetings in and after August 2016, the CLRC decided to create the exception and made other recommendations on this topic. At its last meeting [...]

30 09, 2016

The CLRC September 2016 meeting: Time to begin drafting !

By | 2017-01-09T11:59:18+00:00 September 30th, 2016|News articles|0 Comments

The California Law Revision Commission met once again on September 22, 2016 to discuss its Study K-402- Relationship Between Mediation Confidentiality and Attorney Malpractice and Other Misconduct. At its prior meeting, the Commission (or CLRC) requested Barbara Gaal, Chief Deputy Counsel to address the issue of requiring a certification on the merits by an attorney [...]

2 09, 2016

The Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Federal Mediation Privilege

By | 2017-01-09T11:59:23+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Court Cases|0 Comments

Once again, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 501, federal privilege law applies to a claim of mediation confidentiality in an action involving both federal and state law claims. In In Re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 14-15916 (filed September 1, 2016), the Ninth [...]

29 07, 2016

What The California Law Revision Commission Just Decided!

By | 2017-05-13T07:42:19+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Legislature|0 Comments

On July 22, 2016, the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) held its meeting to discuss, among other topics, mediation confidentiality. In preparation for the meeting, Chief Deputy Counsel Barbara Gaal prepared memoranda addressing the use of Preliminary In Camera Filtering processes (Memo 2016-38 and First Supplement to Memo 2016-38) and Possible Questions for the State [...]

13 05, 2016

Who is a “Mediator”?

By | 2017-05-13T07:42:47+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Court Cases|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, some rulings of the Honorable Holly E. Kendig, Judge of Los Angeles County Superior Court, made the headlines in the local legal newspapers. Those rulings which among other things dismissed the case, were predicated on an earlier ruling which answered the question, “who is a mediator” and discussed mediation confidentiality. ( 2015-06-24-Ruling-on-Plaintiff_s-Motion-to-Compel-Further-Responses-to-I... ) At issue [...]

22 04, 2016

The Latest on the California Law Revision Commission

By | 2017-05-13T07:43:03+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Legislature, News articles|0 Comments

The California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) held its latest meeting on April 14, 2016. With respect to mediation confidentiality, the issue under discussion was in camera review. In the latest memo on the topic- Memorandum 2016-18 ( April 4, 2016)- Ms. Barbara Gaal, Chief Deputy Counsel, outlined an extensive procedure for use of in camera [...]