Arbitration vs. Trial
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Paths to Dispute Resolution
Should any business sign a contract that includes an arbitration clause?
Polsinelli Podcasts - What Employers Need to Know about Mediation and Arbitration
What is alternative dispute resolution?
What is Mediation?
Patent Mediation – Interview with John Delehanty, Member, Mintz Levin
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) implemented new Construction Industry Arbitration Rules this past summer. The changes eliminate certain gaps or ambiguities in the old rules, create some additional tools with which...more
Cette loi apporte des ajustements mais pas de bouleversements dans plusieurs pans du droit social français.
Après des mois de discussions ardues, la Loi pour la croissance, l'activité et l'égalité des chances économiques...more
Consider the following, relatively uncommon scenario: an employee stole your trade secrets and went to work for a competitor. You know the employee did it, you just cannot prove it. Even with the best forensic analysis it is...more
Prior to September 1, 2015, procedures in consumer chapter 13 bankruptcy cases varied greatly across the divisions of the Middle District of Florida, creating vastly different workflows for creditors and attorneys with cases...more
I have recently discovered some additional, impasse-busting techniques for your consideration when the negotiating process grinds to a halt.
The Mediator’s Bracket -
This is a useful technique in both early and late...more
What happened? In Smith v British Waterways Board the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) decided that an employee was fairly dismissed for posting derogatory and disparaging comments on Facebook despite the comments being...more
The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) revised its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (“Rules”) as of July 1, 2015. Many of the changes are designed to streamline the arbitration process,...more
The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur is quickly approaching. While most people know that Jews are supposed to fast on that holiday (and ask G-d for forgiveness for their sins), one of the other traditions of the holiday is that...more
Mediation has become an invaluable tool in large chapter 11 cases. Traditionally viewed as a means for resolving discrete disputes between a debtor’s estate and an adversary party, in recent years mediation in certain complex...more
Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) is a powerful tool for contractors and subcontractors to ensure that they receive prompt payment for their work and may entitle them to expansive remedies,...more
The American Arbitration Association recently updated its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures, effective July 1, 2015. There are six new rules, some of which are borrowed from litigation...more
An employee on a “last-chance” agreement was fired for cause for his “aggressive, condescending and rude” behaviour including discussing sensitive personal matters at work.
The employee had worked at the company for 28...more
The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) is one of the primary providers of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, in the United States. Many construction contracts call for disputes to be...more
On August 19, 2015, OSHA issued new policies and procedures (Compliance Directive: CPL 02-03-006) for applying a new process for resolving whistleblower disputes. This directive is OSHA’s attempt to institute an early...more
Insurance; Duty To Defend; Insurance Coverage; Intentional Acts; Sexual Misconduct -
Gonzalez v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 1220, 184 Cal.Rptr.3d 394 (WL 960927) -
This is an...more
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) recently revised its Construction Industry Rules and Mediation Procedures (Rules). The revised Rules, which took effect on July 1, 2015, are intended to provide a more efficient and...more
I attended a mediation earlier this month in a real estate case. I won’t say more through because . . . well . . . it’s confidential.
The confidentiality of mediations and of settlement discussions generally – the idea...more
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
Most lawyers are familiar with the ordinary sequence of a mediation. Typically, the mediator conducts a pre-mediation call with the lawyers and sometimes the parties, introducing everyone to the mediation process and inviting...more
Insured's Notice to Broker Satisfied Policy Requirements, Illinois Court Rules -
Why it matters: An insured's notice to its broker satisfied the policy's notice requirements, an Illinois appellate panel recently...more
A generation ago, mediation of construction disputes was unusual. Today, it is rare that a construction claim goes to trial without some effort at mediation first. Indeed, a substantial percentage of construction contracts...more
I just finished a construction arbitration this past week, which also explains my sporadic posts as of late, sorry.
Coincidentally, on July 1, 2015, the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) implemented their newly...more
In what can only be perceived as a response to a recent Superior Court decision, the Rhode Island General Assembly amended the applicability of the Foreclosure Mediation Law, R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-27-3.2, for the third time in...more
As this blog has repeatedly documented, it can be hard for insurers to assert the attorney-client privilege in the context of bad faith litigation. One difficulty arises in states that enforce a presumption against the...more
As I’ve done in past years, this post and the next one will summarize some takeaways I gleaned from this year’s DRI Class Action Seminar.
Impact of Dart Cherokee: Nowell Berreth, who argued this case in the Supreme...more
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