John Watkins

Mediation: The Parties Have to Be Ready to Settle

In a related article, we explored timing considerations regarding mediation. This article explores a very subjective but important factor: The parties have to be ready to settle. This involves psychological factors as well as…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

When to Mediate: Factors Regarding Timing to Consider

There are many factors to consider in determining when to mediate and try to settle a case. One of the most important is when each party has enough information to make an intelligent decision regarding settlement. This article…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

How Evaluative Mediators Help Parties Settle Cases

Mediators tend to fall into two broad schools of thought: facilitative and evaluative. For matters that are in litigation, the author explores why he and many litigators prefer an evaluative approach. This does not mean,…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Why International Companies Should Consider Mediation

International companies, with good reason, often do not trust the litigatio process in the U.S. legal system. This article explores why international companies should be open to mediation, and may want to consider incorporating…more

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

So Your Business Has Been Sued: Now What?

Many businesses have been fortunate in avoiding litigation. However, it may happen. If it happens to you, this article covers some of the basic considerations. The main rule: Do not panic, but do not procrastinate!…more

| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Insurance

Cloud Computing: The Issues Are Cloudy in the Clouds

Cloud computing or "software as a service" has become a hot topic, and cloud computing appears to be here to stay. Although cloud computing has many potential benefits, the legal issues remain cloudy. Lawyers should begin…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services, Science,...

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