Barbara Reeves Neal

Barbara Reeves Neal

JAMS, The Resolution Experts

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Mediation Advocacy – Countdown to a Successful Mediation

Lawyers and mediators sometimes fail to appreciate that a mediation requires as much advance planning and consideration of strategy as a trial. Too often, lawyers (and some mediators) pick up the file a day or two in advance...more

1/30/2015 - Mediation

Covered or Not: Has Hartford v. Swift Opened a Faster Lane for Intellectual Property and Insurance Mediation?

The California Supreme Court recently issued its longawaited coverage decision in Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. v. Swift Distribution, Inc., 59 Cal. 4th 277 (2014). The Court, applying California state law, upheld the trial...more

9/24/2014 - Advertising Injury Commercial General Liability Policies Disparagement Duty to Defend Misleading Statements

Construction Defect Disputes and the Abandoned Policyholder: Getting the Carrier to the Table

There is much that can go wrong in any large construction project: improper installations, defective products, errors and omissions made by designers, unexpected site conditions—the list is long. Insurance coverage or a...more

6/9/2014 - Builder's Risk Exclusion Construction Defects Construction Disputes Construction Workers Contractors Liability Insurance Mediation Popular

JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Spring 2014

In This Issue: - Timing Is Everything: Balance Risk And Opportunity To Decide When To Mediate - Critical Issues For Parties To Consider When Selecting An Arbitrator - Obtaining Testimony And Documents From...more

5/20/2014 - Construction Litigation Construction Workers Contractors Mediation Subcontractors

Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction: Litigation, Legislation and Reaction

If you have ever remodeled or built a house, you can begin to understand a significant issue that has generated both litigation and legislation arising out of defective construction: Do comprehensive general liability (“CGL”)...more

3/7/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Construction Contracts Construction Defects Construction Disputes

Who’s in Charge of This Arbitration Anyway?

There comes a time in many arbitrations when a tension develops between the parties and the arbitrator. While it is common of course for tensions to exist between the parties to the arbitration, most arbitrators strive to...more

12/13/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements

JAMS Global Construction Solutions -- Fall 2013

In This Issue: QnA with the JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Group; Engineering Mediations for Success; Who's in charge of this arbitration anyways?; and Notices & Events. Excerpt from QnA with the JAMS...more

10/30/2013 - Arbitration Construction Contracts Construction Disputes Mediation

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