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Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialists

The common attribution to the word ‘Mediator’ is one who is neutral, one helps to resolve or one who helps to balance the power to create a space for negotiation and navigate through barriers created by perspectives. A mediator, like a gladiator, is trained to handle ‘weapons.’

The Restatement 2d of Contracts finished in 1981, added concepts of  temporary and partial impracticability and also restitution or reliance  damages to ameliorate loss. While traditional application of such  doctrines would lead to a finding that the contract automatically  terminates, other cases state that if the frustration or impracticability is  only temporary, then so is the hold on obligations (i.e. paying rent on office  space when Santa Clara County ordinance forbids non-essential office  use). This will obviously be only temporary.