Jams Dispute Resolution -- Winter 2012

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In This Issue:

IN DEPTH -

..How ADR Intersects with Multidistrict Litigation

ADR CONVERSATIONS -

..Increased Diversity in ADR Essential to Keep Up with Evolving Global Marketplace

ADR NEWS & CASE UPDATES

DOMESTIC FOCUS -

..New York Task Force Recommends Pilot Mandatory Mediation Program for Commercial Cases

GOOD WORKS -

..Nonprofits Aim to Reduce Community Tensions through Pilot Program

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS -

..EU Seeing Growth of Mediation Clauses in Commercial Contracts

..Italy Mandatory Mediation Law Ruled Unconstitutional

WORTH READING -

..Thinking, Fast and Slow

Excerpt from How ADR Intersects with Multidistrict Litigation -

In a 12-month period ending September 30, 2011, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) handled more than 43,750 cases and considered motions for centralization in no fewer than 400,000. The packed multidistrict litigation docket included, among others, asbestos personal injury cases, securities claims and products liability cases related to the Darvocet/Darvon pain-management drug and the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant products.

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