PROTECTING MEDIATION CONFIDENTIALITY: New Jersey Appellate Court finds reversible error in allowing mediator to testify

Mediation confidentiality affirmed by New Jersey appeals court decisionIn a decision that will be good news for mediators, since it strikes a well-aimed blow on behalf of mediation confidentiality, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey concluded that a trial court had erred in permitting a mediator to testify at a plenary hearing and reversed the trial court’s order enforcing a purported divorce settlement.

The decision, Lehr v. Afflitto, can be downloaded in PDF format at the New Jersey Judiciary web site.

(With thanks to the ever-vigilant Ericka Gray.)

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