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18881 Von Karman Ave., #350
Irvine, California 91612, United States
Phone: 1-800-352-5267
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • Canada
  • China
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Spring 2016

Spearin Lite? The Limited Implied Warranty in a Construction Management at Risk Project - We are all familiar with the Spearin doctrine: In the classic design-bid-build project delivery system, an owner furnishes stamped…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, Construction Contracts, Corruption, Damages

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IP Matters, Fall 2015

Textile Copyright Cases Ripe for ADR - While normally focused on music and media matters, copyright lawyers in California have grown busy with something else: fabrics. Hundreds of textile copyright suits involving fabric…more

Arbitration, Bayer, CA Supreme Court, Cartwright Act, Copyright Litigation

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Making the Most of a Half-Day Employment Mediation

Parties opt for half-day mediations in employment cases for a variety of reasons. Such mediations are often scheduled in close proximity to hearing dates for summary judgment motions, class certification motions or even…more

Mediation, Memorandum of Understanding, Young Lawyers

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Diversity and Mediation

Imagine two parties locked in a bitter and acrimonious dispute that has gone through six years of hotly contested litigation. At issue are the ownership and control of at least a dozen commercial and residential properties…more

Conflict Resolution, Contested Proceedings, Dispute Resolution, Diversity, Mediation

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Consolidation and Conflict in the Health Care Industry

The health care industry has experienced a significant increase in consolidations among providers of facilities and services alike. From drugs to devices to service providers, 2014 saw the largest consolidation within the health…more

Healthcare, Medicare, Physician Medicare Reimbursements

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12 Steps to an Effective Mock Trial

While the mock trial has become standard operating procedure in the preparation of a high-stakes jury trial, it is rarely used in the preparation of a bench trial or arbitration. As bench trials and arbitrations often involve…more

Arbitration, Litigation Strategies, Trial Plan, Trials, Young Lawyers

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The Merits of Early Neutral Evaluation

I am a professional mediator – and a passionate devotee of its virtues. Mediation, however, can take many forms, depending on the individual needs of a particular dispute or its parties. In my book, for example, I address the…more

Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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The Deflategate Drama: A Win for the Patriots Scores a Touchdown for Arbitration

The “Deflategate scandal,” in which the New England Patriots, and in particular their star quarterback, Tom Brady, were accused of deflating footballs beneath the required PSI (12.5-13.5 psi) to somehow gain an advantage over…more

Arbitration Awards, Arbitrators, Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA), Deflategate, Discipline

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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Summer 2017

Expedited Construction Adjudication: A Better Process for Resolution of Performance Bond Disputes - For the sake of the parties and the construction project, it would be ideal if major contested construction disputes,…more

Adjudicatory Process, Arbitration, Construction Contracts, Construction Disputes, Construction Industry

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JAMS Employment Matters Newsletter, Spring 2015

In This Issue: - You Can’t Fire Me... I’m on FMLA - The Rise in Pregnancy-Related Employment Discrimination Claims - Addressing Emotions That Drive Disparate Views of Fairness - Unpaid Interns Gain…more

ADA, California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Employer Liability Issues, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination

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Parenting Plan Mediation Helps Kids

Discussion about parenting plan mediation generally focuses on the people at the table – the parents. Those parents who reach agreement express satisfaction. They save time and money by avoiding further action in court. They…more

Divorce, Mediation, Parenting Plans

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IP Dispute Resolution Review Newsletter, Spring 2015

In This Issue: - The New “Clear Error” Standard of Review in Patent Infringement Mediation - Trademark Trial Appeal Board Decisions Now Have Preclusive Effect - Engaging Panelists for Neutral Analysis Provides…more

Clear Error Standard, Intellectual Property Litigation, Mediation, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation

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Witnesses in Arbitration – California Arbitration Act (Part I)

Testimony and documents may be obtained in arbitration in accordance with the parties’ agreement, the applicable institutional arbitration rules and provisions of law (federal and state arbitration acts, as applicable). This…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Arbitrators, Depositions, Discovery

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Five Steps to Facilitate a Fair and Efficient Arbitration

Following are some tips to help even the most experienced counsel take advantage of one of arbitration’s best benefit: flexibility. 1. Design the Process at the Preliminary Conference The preliminary conference is a good…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, Discovery, Preliminary Hearings

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Three Lessons about ADR

Having recently completed a manual about the ADR process, there are three features of mediation that jump out at me as noteworthy, but often overlooked by the practitioner. First are the multiple opportunities for the alert…more

Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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New JAMS Arbitration Rules Offer Emergency Relief Procedures

Parties choose arbitration because it provides for a controlled process. Within that process, there is one relatively rare situation when a party requires immediate relief to get a certain aspect of the case resolved quickly and…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, Emergency Rule, JAMS, New Regulations

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Mediation 101: A Primer

The growth in the use of mediation to settle a wide variety of disputes means more and more parties – and their lawyers – are considering this alternative to litigation. As mediation grows in popularity, it might be beneficial…more

Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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IP Matters, Fall 2015

Textile Copyright Cases Ripe for ADR - While normally focused on music and media matters, copyright lawyers in California have grown busy with something else: fabrics. Hundreds of textile copyright suits involving fabric…more

Arbitration, Bayer, CA Supreme Court, Cartwright Act, Copyright Litigation

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Co-Mediation When Two Heads Are Better Than One

Who is the perfect mediator for your next case? Is it someone who can size up the room quickly and delve into the meat of the matter? Or perhaps this time you need an empathic listener who can give a wounded party his day in…more

Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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The ADR Imperative to Ensure Access to Justice

On July 6, a diverse group from the dispute resolution community—lawyers, judges, academics, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, among others—will gather in London for the latest event in the Global Pound Conferences Series…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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Health Care Matters, Summer 2017

The Uses of Arbitration / Judicial Reference in Complex Health Care Litigation - Everyone knows that using a mediator with health care experience is valuable in complex health care matters. But there are many other ways ADR…more

Arbitration, Judicial Reference, Mediation, Medical Malpractice, Physicians

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The Benefits of the Neutral Evaluation

When we are immersed in a case, we all tend to get blinders on. Client hopes and expectations, and our commitment to them and to their cause, can lead us to underestimate the other side and be overconfident about our case. Good…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, Conflict Resolution, Dispute Resolution

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Employment Matters Newsletter, Spring 2016

Employee versus Independent Contractor: The Latest - Courts have been dealing with the issue of whether a worker is considered an employee or an independent contractor for many years. The common law established specific…more

Lyft, Misclassification, Non-Compete Agreements, Sharing Economy, Trade Secrets

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Achieving Workable – and Just – ADR Results in Family Law

Mediation, the ADR vehicle most commonly used in family law cases, frequently results in a final settlement – but often only after a marathon session dealing with the many important issues in the lives of family members…more

Divorce, Marital Settlement Agreements, Mediation, Settlement Negotiations

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Early Mediation of Insurance Coverage Disputes

Mediation of insurance coverage disputes prior to the filing of a lawsuit is becoming more common. In part, this trend is the result of ADR provisions in insurance policies that require that the policyholder and insurer mediate…more

Arbitration, Denial of Insurance Coverage, Dispute Resolution, Insurance Litigation, Mediation

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Discovery Referees in Complex Litigation

It’s no secret that over the past several years the California judiciary has suffered deep budget cuts, especially to the state’s civil courts. According to California’s Judicial Council, there are 189 fewer judges than…more

Civil Code, Complex Litigation, Discovery, Discovery Disputes, Dispute Resolution

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Mediating in a Changing Landscape: Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

Whistleblower and retaliation claims are on the rise. Retaliation claims now comprise 41% of the more than 93,000 discrimination charges filed in 2013, according to a February report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity…more

Discrimination, EEOC, Mediation, Retaliation, Whistleblowers

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The Neutral Corner: Using Forensic Neutrals in Trade Secret Disputes

The dirty secret of trade secret disputes is that even if you win, it can be difficult to get back to where you started. It’s like closing the stable door after the horses have run off with trade secret disputes. A court or…more

Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Dispute Resolution, Trade Secrets

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The Alternative Dispute Resolution Case Evaluator’s Role in Contemplated and Pending Litigation

As the use of alternative dispute resolution has increased over the past several decades, so have the options available to parties. One of the more frequently used processes now available is an evaluation of potential or pending…more

Business Litigation

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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

Builder's Risk Exclusion, Construction Defects, Construction Disputes, Construction Workers, Contractors

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Employment Matters Newsletter, Summer 2017

Mediation in Employment Discrimination Disputes Can Serve the Interests of All Parties - Federal and state laws protect the right of individuals to obtain and hold employment without discrimination. Courts and administrative…more

Age Discrimination, Arbitration, Employment Discrimination, Mediation, Wage and Hour

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Title IX Investigations in Need of Reform

How much of the failure to grasp current controversies over campus Title IX investigations come from seeing two sides even though they are demanding similar measures? Many from both camps, seemingly in frustration, suggest all…more

Colleges, Conflict Resolution, Investigations, Mediation, Sexual Assault

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How to Prepare Your Client for Mediation

As with most other things in life, a lawyer’s success in mediation will usually be dependent on his or her preparation. This also means more than simply preparing a presentation for the mediator; it also means preparing your…more

Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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Uber, DirecTV and Beyond

Much of corporate America is determined to require consumers and employees to arbitrate disputes, including waiving their right to participate in class action lawsuits. …more

Arbitration Agreements, Class Action, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, DirectTV, Federal Arbitration Act

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Expedite your Settlement Using Bracketing

Give brackets a chance. No seriously, what have you got to lose? Lawyers often groan when the idea of bracketing comes up in mediation. But brackets can fast forward negotiations and avoid energy sucking baby steps when parties…more

Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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IP Matters, Fall 2015

Textile Copyright Cases Ripe for ADR - While normally focused on music and media matters, copyright lawyers in California have grown busy with something else: fabrics. Hundreds of textile copyright suits involving fabric…more

Arbitration, Bayer, CA Supreme Court, Cartwright Act, Copyright Litigation

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What’s Different about Energy ADR?

The energy industry is quite diverse (utilities, oil and gas explorers and producers, pipelines and more) and encounters an equally diverse number of disputes. Perhaps a difference is that the capital intensity of the energy…more

Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Energy Sector

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Mediation: Stop, Look and Listen

Originally published in THE RECORDER on November 30, 2012. Mediation requires counsel to view the dispute differently than when preparing for trial. Counsel who are preparing for and engaged in mediation use a different…more

Mediation

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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Fall 2015

Reflections from the ADR Summit - GEC panelist Judge Nancy Holtz recently spoke with some of the attendees of the ABA Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting in Austin, Texas, which included the Chair of the Forum, Harper…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, Confidential Information, Mediation, Settlement Agreements

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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Summer 2016

Q&A with Linda Turteltaub, Skanska USA Building - Today, we are talking with Linda Turteltaub, Corporate Counsel, Skanska USA Building. Linda has worked in both construction and as a construction lawyer prior to joining…more

Arbitration, Conciliation, Construction Contracts, Construction Industry, Germany

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JAMS Employment Matters Newsletter, Spring 2015

In This Issue: - You Can’t Fire Me... I’m on FMLA - The Rise in Pregnancy-Related Employment Discrimination Claims - Addressing Emotions That Drive Disparate Views of Fairness - Unpaid Interns Gain…more

ADA, California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Employer Liability Issues, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination

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Employment Matters Newsletter, Fall 2015

With Experimental Benefits Come Additional Legal Considerations - Corporate experimentation, combined with innovative employment practices designed to promote more flexible work environments, may be transformative. These…more

Employee Benefits, First Amendment, FMLA, Free Speech, Gender Discrimination

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Corruption in The Energy Sector: Criminal Fines, Civil Judgments, And Lost Arbitrations

Synopsis - This article examines the anti-bribery legislation of three countries, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The legislation of the three countries is compared and virtually all the criminal…more

Anti-Bribery, Arbitration, Canada, Charitable Donations, Corruption

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Practical Considerations for Post-Trial and Appellate Mediations

THE TRIAL IS OVER. The jury has just returned a verdict either for or against your client. Or maybe the judge has granted a motion for summary judgment. The parties mediated the case before trial without success. An appeal is…more

Appeals, Jury Verdicts, Mediation, Settlement

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The Importance of Listening

As a mediator and arbitrator for the last 10 years, I’ve seen my share of communication disconnects, especially in emotionally charged disputes. As someone with a Ph.D. in communications, I understand that the root of these…more

Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Young Lawyers

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Why Mediate Employment Issues?

Considering the ever-increasing costs of litigation and that most employment disputes are either dismissed or settled before ever going to trial, counsel should give serious consideration to early mediation for these matters…more

Mediation

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Health Care Matters, Summer 2017

The Uses of Arbitration / Judicial Reference in Complex Health Care Litigation - Everyone knows that using a mediator with health care experience is valuable in complex health care matters. But there are many other ways ADR…more

Arbitration, Judicial Reference, Mediation, Medical Malpractice, Physicians

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Employment Matters Newsletter, Fall 2015

With Experimental Benefits Come Additional Legal Considerations - Corporate experimentation, combined with innovative employment practices designed to promote more flexible work environments, may be transformative. These…more

Employee Benefits, First Amendment, FMLA, Free Speech, Gender Discrimination

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Reallocation Actions and Settlement Agreements: What Did We Settle?

The purpose of a settlement and release agreement is to fully and finally dispose of a disputed matter. However, more and more often, a dispute cannot be fully resolved where non­parties to the dispute have contributed defense…more

Construction Disputes, Construction Industry, Release Agreements, Settlement, Settlement Agreements

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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

Construction Litigation, Construction Workers, Contractors, Mediation, Subcontractors

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A Mediator’s Pleas(e)

As counsel, you have represented clients in hundreds of mediations. You have taken courses in the art (it certainly is not science) of mediation. Perhaps you even have served as a mediator. In your role as an advocate, you know…more

Client Services, Mediation

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Resolving Complex Environmental Disputes

This article discusses early cooperation between parties and insurers in resolving complex environmental disputes. It summarizes strategies that recently succeeded in a six-way dispute over the costs of investigating and…more

Contamination, Groundwater, Mediation

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Reflections on Employment Mediation

When to Mediate - Early mediation is not a panacea. Some cases require discovery before they are ready for mediation. A major reason why early mediations fail is that the parties have had little chance to discover key…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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Settlement Agreements: Who Should Sign?

The recent California appellate ruling in Glen Provost v. Regents of the University of California sheds significant light on judicial views of written settlement agreements. In particular, the case dealt with who should sign a…more

Breach of Contract, Employees, Settlement Agreements, University of California, Whistleblowers

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Understanding the benefits of a private judge in California

Civil litigants, how would you like to have a process that allows the parties to determine the decision-maker, preserves all civil remedies and appellate rights and ensures effective case management and hearing and trial dates…more

Appellate Review, Cal Code of Civil Procedure, Judges, Jury Trial, Stipulations

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Six Steps to Arbitrating an Age Discrimination Case

Fifty years ago, in 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was passed by Congress. According to the Department of Labor, it protects “employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in…more

ADEA, Age Discrimination, Arbitration, FEHA

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IP: Mediation’s role in the patent arena -- In-house counsel should consider using mediation early in patent cases for maximum control and effectiveness

Originally published in InsideCounsel on March 5, 2013. The primary advantage of mediation is to avoid the costs and risks of litigation. A secondary advantage of mediation is the ability to tailor the resolution of the…more

America Invents Act, Corporate Counsel, Mediation, Patent Reform, Patents

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Washington State Newsletter - Winter 2014

In This Issue: Discovery Special Masters Can Streamline the Discovery Process and How to Customize Commercial Arbitration. Excerpt from Discovery Special Masters Can Streamline the Discovery Process - The…more

Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration

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Don’t Let Coverage Issue Delay Settlement

There are a number of steps in-house counsel can take to increase the likelihood of mediation while working with outside counsel on cases defended by carriers. Some mediations directly involve insurance, such as those…more

Cost Allocation, Duty to Defend, Indemnification, Insurance Industry, Mediation

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Employment Matters Newsletter, Summer 2017

Mediation in Employment Discrimination Disputes Can Serve the Interests of All Parties - Federal and state laws protect the right of individuals to obtain and hold employment without discrimination. Courts and administrative…more

Age Discrimination, Arbitration, Employment Discrimination, Mediation, Wage and Hour

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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Summer 2016

Q&A with Linda Turteltaub, Skanska USA Building - Today, we are talking with Linda Turteltaub, Corporate Counsel, Skanska USA Building. Linda has worked in both construction and as a construction lawyer prior to joining…more

Arbitration, Conciliation, Construction Contracts, Construction Industry, Germany

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An arbitration award may not be the end of the road in patent disputes - Several cases serve as examples to the contrary

When a patent dispute goes to arbitration, there is the possibility that an outside party could try to influence the outcome by going to court. This may come as a surprise, given that Section 294 of the Patent Act specifies that…more

Arbitration, Collateral Estoppel, Infringement, Patents

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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Fall 2014

In This Issue: - Can the cost of international arbitration be controlled? - Sealing the deal: critical Issues in the preparation of mediated settlement agreements - Mediation decision-makers need…more

International Arbitration, JAMS, Mediation, Non-Judicial Settlement Agreements

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Let’s Settle This PI Case! - When it comes to personal injury mediation, there are no “rules” but there are mistakes

A well-regarded plaintiff personal injury attorney asked me why he was having trouble settling cases at mediation. Although my experience in mediation is that the cases are settling, discussions with others suggest there are…more

Mediation, Professional Development, Settlement

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An Emerging Structure of ADR in Mass Torts and MDLs

The official statistics provided by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in recent years count Products Liability as nearly one quarter of all pending multidistrict litigations (MDLs), making it the largest category…more

Dispute Resolution, Mass Tort Litigation, Multidistrict Litigation

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How ADR Can Help Keep Confidential Agreements Confidential

The problem of access to and maintenance of the secrecy of contracts or contract terms that are “confidential” by agreement is a common one in litigation…more

Confidentiality Agreements, Mediation

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Brexit – the end of Pan European Patent Dispute Resolution?

For more than 40 years, resolving European cross-border disputes about patents in one proceeding has been a dream. The solution, by way of a new European Unified Patents Court (UPC), was until the summer of 2016 within touching…more

Arbitration, Cross-Border, Dispute Resolution, EU, Member State

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Joint Sessions: Are Lawyers Right to Hate Them?

Mention holding a joint session and you are sure to provoke an argument between mediators and teachers of mediation on one side and lawyers who represent clients in mediations on the other. That dichotomy is not wholly accurate…more

Joint Sessions, Mediation

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Using ADR to Streamline the Complex Case

Handling complex or “bet the company” litigation in a cost effective and timely manner is often a significant challenge for litigation counsel. These cases frequently have secondary and collateral issues that take on a life…more

Arbitration, Attorney's Fees, Class Action, Discovery, Dispute Resolution

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Health Care Matters, Summer 2016

Special Masters in Health Care Antitrust Merger Cases: Resolving the Conflicting Interests - One of the most challenging aspects of antitrust cases in the health care field is the rich mixture of public interest…more

Affordable Care Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Antitrust Investigations, Arbitration, Conflicts of Interest

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From a doodle to the Grand Bargain

How the bankruptcy in Detroit was resolved through mediation - Judge Rhodes: Detroit’s problems were well known long before it filed bankruptcy in July 2013. Because it was insolvent, its municipal services were inadequate…more

Bankruptcy Code, Mediation

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From a doodle to the Grand Bargain

How the bankruptcy in Detroit was resolved through mediation - Judge Rhodes: Detroit’s problems were well known long before it filed bankruptcy in July 2013. Because it was insolvent, its municipal services were inadequate…more

Bankruptcy Code, Mediation

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Mediating Complex Cases

Mediating any case can be difficult. But complex litigation, which includes class actions and Multi-District Litigation (MDLs), presents special issues. …more

CAFA, Class Action, Complex Litigation, Mediation, Multi-Party Litigation

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Best Practices for Managing Wills Between Family Members

A mother dies, leaving her daughter 75 percent of her estate. Her son, who thought he would receive 50 percent, contests the will. The daughter claims that their mother must have changed her will to compensate the daughter for…more

Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Inheritance, Wills

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Employment Matters Newsletter, Fall 2015

With Experimental Benefits Come Additional Legal Considerations - Corporate experimentation, combined with innovative employment practices designed to promote more flexible work environments, may be transformative. These…more

Employee Benefits, First Amendment, FMLA, Free Speech, Gender Discrimination

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Employment Matters Newsletter, Spring 2016

Employee versus Independent Contractor: The Latest - Courts have been dealing with the issue of whether a worker is considered an employee or an independent contractor for many years. The common law established specific…more

Lyft, Misclassification, Non-Compete Agreements, Sharing Economy, Trade Secrets

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The Use Of Special Masters In Complex Cases

In the years that I served as a United States district judge, I frequently appointed special masters and made such appointments in a variety of contexts. Although some judges are fans of using special masters, many others have…more

Judges, Special Master

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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Fall 2015

Reflections from the ADR Summit - GEC panelist Judge Nancy Holtz recently spoke with some of the attendees of the ABA Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting in Austin, Texas, which included the Chair of the Forum, Harper…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, Confidential Information, Mediation, Settlement Agreements

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Co-Mediation When Two Heads Are Better Than One

Who is the perfect mediator for your next case? Is it someone who can size up the room quickly and delve into the meat of the matter? Or perhaps this time you need an empathic listener who can give a wounded party his day in…more

Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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Technological Advances Help Resolve Disputes

The modern lawyer has a very different lexicon from her predecessors, and an entirely new array of tools for practicing law and managing the practice of law. This is the era of the Internet of Things, where Big Data is…more

Automation Systems, E-Commerce, Mediation, Negotiations

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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Summer 2017

Expedited Construction Adjudication: A Better Process for Resolution of Performance Bond Disputes - For the sake of the parties and the construction project, it would be ideal if major contested construction disputes,…more

Adjudicatory Process, Arbitration, Construction Contracts, Construction Disputes, Construction Industry

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Health Care Matters, Summer 2016

Special Masters in Health Care Antitrust Merger Cases: Resolving the Conflicting Interests - One of the most challenging aspects of antitrust cases in the health care field is the rich mixture of public interest…more

Affordable Care Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Antitrust Investigations, Arbitration, Conflicts of Interest

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JAMS Boston Newsletter, Summer 2017

Early Mediation: A Magic Bullet? - More than 90 percent of the cases in Superior Court eventually settle before or during trial. In the majority, counsel are content to let discovery and dispositive motions play out; they do…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, Dispute Resolution, Mediation

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JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Summer 2017

Expedited Construction Adjudication: A Better Process for Resolution of Performance Bond Disputes - For the sake of the parties and the construction project, it would be ideal if major contested construction disputes,…more

Adjudicatory Process, Arbitration, Construction Contracts, Construction Disputes, Construction Industry

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Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Grow

With expanded participation of women in the workforce, there is a need to adapt the workplace to pregnant and breast-feeding workers. Enacted in 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act banned employment discrimination on the…more

ADA, Affordable Care Act, Breastfeeding, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues

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Employment Matters Newsletter, Spring 2016

Employee versus Independent Contractor: The Latest - Courts have been dealing with the issue of whether a worker is considered an employee or an independent contractor for many years. The common law established specific…more

Lyft, Misclassification, Non-Compete Agreements, Sharing Economy, Trade Secrets

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Judicial Reference, A Forgotten Tool: To avoid common delays in traditional litigation, parties can rely on referees to resolve some, or all, of the claims

Let’s say you’re a rising star in your firm, and you’re looking for a way to break out of the pack. Your clients are frustrated by the glacial speed with which their case is slogging through the courts. They want your firm to do…more

Judicial Reference

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Artists, Entertainers and Mediation: Where the paths meet

I’m a lawyer and have been a full-time mediator for more than 20 years. Before I went to law school, I spent 10 years working as a professional dancer, seven as a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. I didn’t study…more

Arbitration, Art, Authors, Dispute Resolution, Entertainment Industry

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Allocation Methodology

This article will focus on the due process aspect of allocation methodologies in mass tort class actions and multidistrict litigations. This typically involves the substantive right to allocation and procedurally how the process…more

Allocation of Funds, Class Action, Mass Tort Litigation, Settlement

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Mediation and Mentoring

WAYNE THORPE: Can you tell us how you went about making the transition from being a practicing lawyer to a full-time neutral? MICHAEL YOUNG: About seven to eight years into my career as a lawyer, in 1985 or 1986, I was…more

Mediation, Mentors

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And So It Goes! (October 2017)

In September I had work in Cleveland, Ohio. I had not been there in a number of years and I was astonished at the positive developments the city has made. It is filled with open spaces, little traffic congestion and winning…more

Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Medical Malpractice

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