`See You In Court Er, Mediation'

Where to go to resolve disputes without litigation

It was the sort of setback that used to send Anthony Capetola, a restaurateur and caterer in East Meadow, N.Y., racing to the courthouse. A customer had canceled a $60,000 wedding reception, and Capetola could only book a $30,000 reception to replace it. But Capetola, who is also a lawyer, had learned from his own case history: "It's often not worth going to a regular court because of the time involved."

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