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California Professional Fiduciaries Help Elders and Resolve Conflicts

by Downey Brand LLP on

California trust and estate disputes may be avoided or resolved with the appointment of a private professional fiduciary to act in an oversight role with respect to an elder’s care and/or finances.  In a recent post, we...more

Want to Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?

On February 16, 2017, HHS OCR announced that Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) had paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules...more

Title IX Investigations in Need of Reform

by JAMS on

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...more

Beyond Politics — Lessons of Inclusion Relevant to All California Employers

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

No matter which part of the political spectrum you might find yourself on, whether it be the far left, the alt right, or somewhere in between, this past weekend certainly provides some food for thought applicable to...more

Check the Drama at the Door, Part II: A 10-Point Checklist for Avoiding and Resolving Workplace Conflict

This article is the second part in a two-part series addressing managerial best practices for conflict prevention and resolution. Part one offered the first half of a 10-point checklist that also identified potential...more

Check the Drama at the Door, Part I: A 10-Point Checklist for Avoiding and Resolving Workplace Conflict

Conflict at work is inevitable. Despite this reality, there are many steps that employers can take to avoid and resolve workplace strife. According to a 2014 study, office workers spend, on average, 2.5 hours per week trying...more

The Benefits of the Neutral Evaluation

by JAMS on

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....more

Conflict Avoidance and Conflict Resolution Mistakes that Ruin Workplace Culture, Part III: Failing to Address Workplace Conflicts

In part one and part two of this three-part series, we discussed two of the most common traps employers fall into when it comes to avoiding and resolving workplace conflict: failing to anticipate and plan for high-risk...more

Conflict Avoidance and Conflict Resolution Mistakes that Ruin Workplace Culture, Part II: Creating a Perception of Unfairness

In part one of this three-part series, we discussed a trap companies often fall into when it comes to avoiding and resolving conflict: failing to anticipate and plan for high-risk situations. Part two covers situations that...more

Conflict Avoidance and Conflict Resolution Mistakes that Ruin Workplace Culture Part I

I dedicate a fair portion of my professional life to resolving workplace conflict. While I enjoy helping companies once a crisis has occurred, my preference is to help companies avoid crises in the first place....more

Diversity and Mediation

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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

Diversity and Mediation

by JAMS on

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

Company Practices "Onionhead" – Employees Cry Reverse Religious Discrimination

by Littler on

A New York federal court recently sided with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) as to whether a company’s internal conflict-resolution program was religious in nature. Because the program—called...more

In the Global Trenches Germany: Global Trade & Business Culture

by Atma Global on

President Obama started the week visiting Europe’s largest industrial trade fair, Hannover Messe, and promoting global trade. It should come as no surprise that Germany -- a global export champion -- is the host of the...more

Top 10 Workplace Investigation Mistakes: Part I

Resolving conflict in the workplace is a key issue for employers. Legal requirements have continued to expand in terms of what courts expect employers to do in order to prevent and correct wrongful behavior. In response,...more

Conflict Resolution: Illinois Appellate Court Finds No Conflict in Defending Two Insureds, and No Duty of Primary to Excess...

by Carlton Fields on

When an insurer defends its insured under a liability policy, the insurer has a duty to act in good faith to the insured in responding to settlement offers. In Illinois Emcasco Insurance Co. v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 136, Joel Borgquist, President of Etik

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Joel Borgquist, President of Etik a company that works to insure transparency in corporate social responsibility programs and assists in conflict resolution. ...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Jan 23, 2014)

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From Around the Web - Staying Motivated While Starting a Solo Law Practice: Starting a solo law practice can be invigorating and exciting, but after the adrenaline fades, how do lawyers stay motivated? Susan Cartier...more

Planning for the Inevitable – Tips for Planning for Disagreements in Outsourcing and Other Commercial Contracts

by DLA Piper on

Disagreements over the course of a commercial relationship are inevitable. A pitfall of many commercial contracts is that the parties often incorporate “boilerplate” dispute resolution clauses that simply state that all...more

Latin American Truth Commissions: Confronting the Past - A comparative assessement of truth and reconciliation commissions in...

by White & Case LLP on

We live in a multipolar world, where development and investment alike require reliable mechanisms for conflict resolution—to confront past problems and neutrally resolve future disputes. Latin America is a vibrant...more

Arbitration World - July 2014

by K&L Gates LLP on

Welcome to the 27th edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic arbitration for executives and...more

CFPB Refines Mortgage Rules to Resolve Conflicts and Inconsistencies

by Baker Donelson on

On October 15, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule and bulletin refining and making technical changes to certain provisions of its January 2013 mortgage rules. The interim rule...more

The Importance of Culture in Conflict Resolution

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JAMS had the honor of supporting the 2013 ABA Mediation Week in October. The theme for the 2013 ABA Mediation Week was “Making a World of Difference.” JAMS partnered with local bar associations, community organizations and...more

How To Deal With Restaurant Partner Disputes

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

There are many motivations for restaurant creation and investment. However, these different desires can lead to conflict, so how are restaurant operators, owners, and investors supposed to resolve these conflicts? This post...more

Trademark Management and the New Generic Top Level Domains

by Nossaman LLP on

Everyone navigates the Internet. It is the new Grand Commons of society – the place for communication, commerce and information. Web sites populate and inform the internet. Every web site has a domain name such as...more

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