Home LEONARD AVERSA, Plaintiff, v. DEBRALEE ARRIGO, Defendant

MISC 20-000355

NOVEMBER 18, 2020




On November 6, 2020, Counsel for Plaintiff Leonard Aversa and Counsel for Defedant Debralee Arrigo filed a Joint Motion to Continue Case Management Conference, which the court (Rubin, J.) allowed. On November 16, 2020, Counsel for both parties agreed via email that the case may be suitable for mediation. This court is convinced that this case may be capable of being resolved by the parties, and that the parties would benefit greatly by having a trained neutral serve as a mediator. To this end, the court exercises the authority vested in it to refer the case for mandatory mediation screening by a court-affiliated provider and encourages the parties to mediate by zoom during the pandemic. If, following screening, the parties are not prepared to mediate, or if after engaging in mediation, the case is not resolved consensually, the court will hear and determine the case.

Pursuant to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 1:18, "Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution," the court enters the following order for referral of this case to one of the Land Court Department's court-connected dispute resolution services. It is

ORDERED that this case, Land Court Miscellaneous 20 MISC 000355 (DRR), is REFERRED for a mediation screening to

REBA Dispute Resolution, Inc.

295 Devonshire Street

Sixth Floor

Boston, MA 02110

(617) 854-7555


one of the court's approved court-connected dispute resolution services. [Note 1] It is further

ORDERED that the parties contact REBA Dispute Resolution, Inc. (or the provider chosen pursuant to footnote one) to schedule a mediation screening that is to occur as soon as possible, and in no event later than January 25, 2021. The screening is to take place with all parties and their counsel personally present with a neutral on the panel of the mediation service provider. It is further

ORDERED that the parties shall promptly report to the court, in writing, the outcome of the screening session by Janaury 29, 2021. If the parties agree to proceed with alternative dispute resolution, they shall schedule and participate in that session as soon as possible, and shall immediately advise the court in writing of the particulars of their session. If, after participating in the screening session, the parties do not wish to proceed with alternative dispute resolution, or if they do, but are unable to settle their case, the parties are to notify the court in writing.



[Note 1] The parties are free to select any of the Land Court's court-affiliated ADR providers to conduct the mandatory screening; lists of those providers are available on the Land Court's website or from Sessions Clerk Jennifer Noonan. Unless the parties by prompt agreement elect to use another of the affiliated providers, the screening is to be conducted by a neutral on the panel of the provider indicated in this Order.