Too often the work of in-house counsel resembles the triage department of a hospital emergency room: Attend to the most immediate crisis and hope the routine complaints quiet themselves with the passage of time. Whether and when…more
Italy boasts some of the finest wine, clothes, art, food and cars in the world. It is an amazing country with attributes that have made it a top-notch tourist destination…more
In This Issue:
An Arbitrator’s Guide to Successfully Resolving eDiscovery Disputes; Ethics in International Arbitration; The 2012 International Arbitration Survey; and Notices & Events.
Excerpt from An Arbitrator’s…more
There is a whole lot of empirical research that explains why so many negotiations fail to yield optimal results -- and that teaches us ways to improve the odds that we will do better. On the hunch that most busy lawyers don't…more
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
Should law firms be required to meet heightened standards before they are able to contract with clients to arbitrate malpractice lawsuits? If so, how high should these standards be?
In 2005, New York City passed the Civil Rights Restoration Act amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). Given the language and legislative history of these amendments, many courts have since recognized that the…more
Once in a while it seems the people who design live-action war-based video games get into real-world non-virtual disputes of their own. When “Timegate” promised to “Southpeak” that it would design a videogame named “Section 8,”…more
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
With cash-strapped court systems across the country making cuts that result in ever-growing dockets, achieving efficient dispute resolution through litigation is becoming more challenging. In California, one remedy could be the…more
As courts throughout the U.S. have become more and more backlogged with cases, and as the financial stakes in litigation have grown increasingly larger, so too has the need for quality alternative dispute resolution (ADR)…more
At the recent ABA Dispute Resolution Section conference in Chicago a panel that included myself, Debbie Masucci, past president of the DR section; India Johnson, CEO of AAA; and Dale Matschullat of Schiff Hardin, discussed “The…more
While all arbitrators aim for the highest level of quality control, errors occur. Sometimes these errors are pretty egregious, which is why we always recommend using a trusted and well-respected ADR provider and arbitrator…more
The number of IP disputes resolved in mediation has continued to increase as more attorneys make efforts to find a speedy resolution and cut litigation time and cost for their clients. Only a small percentage of costly patent…more
Here’s a round-up of ADR news happening around the world. So, take a break, grab a cup of coffee and get informed!…more
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