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Jared Matheson focuses his practice in professional liability defense. He is involved in all phases of the litigation process, including drafting …

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Arizona's Mediation Process Privilege Bars Malpractice Allegations

In its September 22, 2015 opinion in Grubaugh v. Blomo ex rel. Cnty. of Maricopa, No. 1 CA-SA 15-0012, 2015 WL 5562347, the Court of Appeals of Arizona held that the state’s mediation process privilege was not waived when plaintiff sued her attorney for malpractice arising out of alleged substandard advice given during a family court mediation. In addition, the court held that any of plaintiff’s allegations that were dependent upon privileged information should be stricken from the complaint. This case follows a number of others across the country that have been criticized for insulating attorneys from liability for their actions during the course of mediation. More ›

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