Judge Diane Wayne is widely recognized for her professional competence and approachable manner and is one of California's most highly regarded neutrals. She is well regarded for her unique ability to quickly evaluate a case and grasp key issues.
Judge Wayne is passionate about getting involved with a case early in the process and managing the parties’ relationships – encouraging better cooperation amongst all. She encourages the attorneys to look at each other as people, instead of opponents, which most often results in a more cost-effective route for the parties.
Since she began her ADR career, she has been involved in over 50 court reference matters. Among others, her roles have included: Declaratory Relief Action, Deposition Monitoring, Discovery Referee, In-Camera Reviews, Master Privilege Logs, and Settlement Agreement Disputes.
- Attorney Fee Disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Class Actions
- Construction Defect
- Family Trusts
- Health Care (Non-Malpractice)
- Intellectual Property
- Negligent Misrepresentation
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate
- Partnership Disputes/Dissolutions
- Multi-party matter involving businesses servicing the airline industry; dispute encompassed allegations of trademark infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets and interference with contracts which encompassed many states.
- Matter involving nursing home and its alleged failure to ensure proper monitoring and prevention of infections, proper monitoring of medications, proper charting and record keeping, proper hygiene, proper nutrition, and proper turning and positioning to prevent skin breakdown.
- Class-action matter against mobile-home park alleging that individual leases had been broken and various CA statutes had been violated based on deleterious conditions (unsanitary/defective sewage system, a defective electrical system, bad water and lack of security, failure to maintain physical improvements, common areas and facilities in good working order and condition).
- Employment matter in which Plaintiffs, current employees of Defendant alleged that over a period of years they were discriminated against, variously, based on their race, sex, pregnancy and/or ethnicity, and they were also retaliated against for opposing such alleged discrimination and harassment. They assert that they suffered adverse employment decisions including imposition of discipline, demotion and failures to obtain promotions and specific work assignments.