In the words of Frank Sinatra, "start spreading the news" because "mandatory mediation" made its way to new York City. On June 23, 2014, the Commercial Division of New York County's Supreme Court officially adopted an eighteen-month "mandatory mediation" pilot ("Mediation Pilot") that became effective on July 28, 2014.
Melissa A. Rodriguez, "Start Spreading the News" . . . The Big Apple Gets a Taste of Mandatory Mediation, 7 Y.B. Arb. & Mediation 176 (2015).