I just finished watching Episode 11 of this season's Good Wife, called, "Boom De Yah Da." Where do I begin? The writers must be watching that idiotic show about "mediation," Fairly Legal for their research. They couldn't have been more off base if they tried.
First of all, our heroes get a "Notice of Mediation" ordering them to attend a mediation on short notice regarding their bankruptcy. Sure, mediators do sometimes issue notices. But that's about all they got right. While a court may order mediation between parties, nobody can unilaterally set a mediation. The parties agree to both the mediator and mediation date. If they agree on neither, the judge sets it. There's no such thing as a surprise mediation. Usually, a party issues the notice after both parties agree on a date, location, time and mediator.
But it gets worse.
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