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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 (at…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

It’s All About That Clause, ‘Bout That Clause

As a former trial lawyer, I know well the unpopularity of arbitration among litigators. The list of reasons rolls easily off the tongue of any experienced trial lawyer: 1. The arbitrator does not have to follow the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Neutral analysis and second opinions

Corporate counsel—under seemingly never-ending pressure to contain costs—have a wide array of dispute resolution tools available to them, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. There are other devices,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Why are Attorneys Afraid of Conflict in Mediation?

The mediation process has evolved significantly over the past few decades. Mediation was initially viewed skeptically by trial attorneys who viewed themselves as warriors who preferred to try cases rather than settle them. Those…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Practice Products & Services

The mediator as process designer

A mediator is a facilitator who has the skill to work around or overcome obstacles to settlement created by parties or their counsel. In particular, when negotiations have gotten the parties close to a settlement, the skilled…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

The Small Big: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence

Nothing is more important to negotiation success than getting the other side to say yes. The formal study of this critical aspect of negotiation is called “persuasion science,” and no expert is more accomplished or recognized…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Mediator’s proposals: god’s gift to mediation, or a betrayal?

Once upon a time some 35 years ago, mediation was talked about in the United States as a tool to cure dissatisfactions with the civil justice system. The great early teachers and scholars of mediation -- Frank Sanders,…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation

JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert, Winter 2014

In This Issue: - In Depth: Engaging Neutrals for Mock Exercises Provides Invaluable Insight - ADR Conversations: More Energy, More Deals, More Disputes Domestic Focus: Mandatory Mediation Programs Successful in…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), International Law & Trade

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
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, International Law & Trade

The Duty to Preserve Electronically Stored Information

As soon as a party is served with a summons and complaint and sometimes sooner, there arises a duty to preserve evidence, including electronically stored information (ESI). This duty requires both counsel and clients to comply…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

The Key “Moral” from Stories Mediators Tell

The theme of the 2014 Mediation Week was inspired by Stories Mediators Tell, a moving and illuminating collection of stories about the often dramatic facts of mediation life that Editors Eric R. Galton and Leila P. Love coaxed…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Practice Products & Services

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
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

Make the Most of Your Mediation: Effective Negotiations

Wouldn’t it be great if at your next mediation your client left satisfied, you felt valued and the case settled at its best number? Here are five tools lawyers can use to set up such an outcome: 1. Bring everything you…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

$1B Settlement Reached in Stryker Hip Implant Mass Tort

Thousands of plaintiffs in New Jersey and around the country who had surgery to remove failed hip implants settled their claims November 3 in a deal that is expected to pay out more than $1 billion. It was reached after four…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Products Liability

Protecting Confidentiality of Patent Infringement Settlements: Is Mediation Necessary?

Parties regularly opt to keep terms, conditions and licensing agreements confidential when settling patent infringement disputes. Often, patentees do not want the license terms to serve as precedent in other assertions of the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Intellectual Property
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