What is Mediation?
Patent Mediation – Interview with John Delehanty, Member, Mintz Levin
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Partners in the Supreme Court practices of US law firms pick the most important commercial cases heard in 2013 and plot the court’s course over the next 12 months.
Amir Tayrani, a partner in the Washington, DC office...more
You’ve found yourself in an EEOC mediation, with a charge that should not be particularly worrisome. But now, your supposedly neutral mediator is shaking his head and reporting that you can almost certainly expect to be sued...more
For both plaintiffs and defendants, class action litigation is time-intensive, costly and requires close oversight from start to finish. As a result, parties are increasingly turning to alternative dispute resolution (ADR)...more
Utica Mutual Insurance Company brought an action in 2013 against Century Indemnity Company (itself and against certain of its named predecessors) for breach of contract and breach of the duty of utmost good faith, as well as...more
If your business finds itself engaged in litigation, chances are that the dispute will be resolved in a conference room rather than a courtroom. Most lawsuits settle before judgment, and increasingly litigants are turning to...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Family Law Specialist Mitchell Reichman discusses what mediation and why being prepared is crucial. He also talks about what strategies are needed to be successful in mediation. For...more
A recent UK Court of Appeal judgment demonstrates a clear and unequivocal endorsement of mediation and makes clear that a party who refuses to acknowledge or engage in an invitation to participate in mediation can face...more
Orange - There isn't a single dispute formula that will resolve all disputes before him. But with trust and honesty as parts of the process, cases are more likely to end in settlement, according to JAMS mediator Jonathan H....more
Most pundits of the legal industry agree that the Great Recession of 2008-2009 changed the practice and the business of law forever. A number of widely read reports has identified these seemingly permanent changes as the “new...more
Boston, February 10, 2014 - In her remarks before the Annual State Tax Conference of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs at the Sheraton Framingham on Thursday, January 23, 2014, Commissioner Pitter announced an impressive goal...more
When people disagree, they have choices on how to resolve their dispute. They can lawyer-up, file a lawsuit, and let a judge or jury decide who wins. They can also try to resolve the matter between themselves, they can engage...more
Despite the efforts of a group of 6,500 mediators and millions of pounds spent by the government on advertising and diversion efforts, divorce mediation languished in Great Britain. The London Times reported that “only half...more
In most insurance coverage disputes, the parties arrive at mediation fully aware of the other side’s position. An insured makes its position known when it submits the claim or during the claim adjustment, and an insurer...more
The Commercial Division Advisory Council has proposed that the court adopt a pilot program for New York County’s Commercial Division that would send every fifth newly assigned case to mediation unless the parties stipulate...more
ADR has been gaining momentum in Brazil for many years, sparked in part by a rise in foreign investment, the export of capital abroad, and distinct public policy shifts. The Brazilian Supreme Court affirmed the...more
In many cases mediation is the most cost-efficient and effective method of resolving a case. Often, litigants can save a lot of money and time when mediation is held after first tier discovery has been completed, once the...more
In This Issue:
..In Depth: Why ADR Can Help Address the Rising Tide of Copyright Litigation
..ADR Conversations: How the Failure to Settle Affects the Workplace for Both Employees and Companies
Mediation, as a form of dispute resolution, relies heavily on the mediator’s ability to recognize, comprehend and address the emotions and social cues of the parties involved. Without this understanding, there lies the...more
The case of Halsey v. Milton Keynes General NHS Trust  1 WLR 3002 was a landmark case on the way in which the courts treated mediation. That case clarified that an unreasonable refusal to participate in alternative...more
The benefits to mediation over litigation are substantial: it’s ultimately less expensive than proceeding to trial; it saves time; and it avoids the hidden costs of litigation, which often include reduced productivity and,...more
Most will and trust disputes in Florida involve at least one mediation attempt – either by order of the trial court or agreement of the parties. Such mediations usually begin in the morning, and often do not wind-up until the...more
This alert will discuss the Mediation Law and some of its unanticipated consequences, as well as the latest amendments to Banking Regulation 5. The latest amendments contain helpful clarification and guidance for...more
On 4 December 2013, the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published its new Mediation Rules, which will come into effect on 1 January 2014, one year after the ICC’s new Arbitration Rules came into effect....more
Many cities have struggled with the effects of foreclosures.
But given the complex mix of state laws that often governs the issue, how much authority do local governments have in this area?
A First Circuit case,...more
Why choose mediation?
If you and your spouse are approaching divorce, you may be wondering how to avoid the contentious disputes that often mar whatever good memories exist of a relationship. The traditional divorce...more
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