Patent Mediation – Interview with John Delehanty, Member, Mintz Levin
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Mediation is a method of alternate dispute resolution in which a neutral third party — the mediator — helps the disputing parties negotiate a mutually satisfactory resolution without going to court. Mediation requires that...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
Mediation is not a miracle cure for all divorce disagreements, but with the right preparation, it can be an effective method for reaching a fair, mutually agreeable settlement. Do not let common misconceptions make you...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
Mediation is a facilitated negotiation that enables parties to explore settlement in a confidential setting. A successful mediation requires preparation and an understanding of the process so as to avoid impasse, the...more
Does Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal improve a child's attentiveness in school? Do fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot have to contain real fruit? Would a reasonable consumer expect Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries cereal to...more
Alternatives to litigation can be used in any situation where both or all parties are willing to negotiate, or have been instructed to do so by a court. The mediation process offers personal attention and emotional...more
Divorce mediation is like anything else: the better prepared you are going in, the better the outcome will be when you’re done. What follows are some important issues to remember about mediation so you can feel better about...more
A year after Superstorm Sandy came ashore, the New York Department of Financial Services (Department) issued Circular Letter No 8 of 2013 to inform New York licensed property/casualty insurers of the regulatory standards they...more
The uncertainties and expenses of litigations have prompted more plaintiffs to settle their personal injury claims through less costly and speedier alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation. Mediation is...more
Mediated divorces have been growing in popularity — and for good reason. They are cost-effective, less stressful and enable divorcing couples to exert much more control over decisions such as property division. Plus, the...more
In This Issue:
QnA with the JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Group; Engineering Mediations for Success; Who's in charge of this arbitration anyways?; and Notices & Events.
Excerpt from QnA with the JAMS...more
Having now plied my skills in facilitative mediation since 1999, I have taken the time to reflect on the most valuable skills a good mediator should strive to develop. They are, in no particular order...more
Discussion about parenting plan mediation generally focuses on the people at the table – the parents. Those parents who reach agreement express satisfaction. They save time and money by avoiding further action in court. They...more
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
Mediation is not for everybody. But the truth is, mediation works well — often better than a traditional litigated divorce — for many couples seeking a dissolution of marriage....more
Most employers will find themselves at some time responding to a charge of employment discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the state equivalent, the Department of Fair Employment and...more
The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) has recently amended its AAA Commercial Rules (the “Commercial Rules”), which apply to thousands of U.S. domestic arbitrations annually. The amendments take effect for all...more
It’s the morning of your big mediation and you are fully prepared to resolve your case without sacrificing key positions. You and your attorney have set your expectations as to what will happen, who will speak, what the...more
Most of us were at least slightly frustrated by Washington’s inability to reach agreement over budget and debt limit issues in the past weeks and months. In fact this kind of dysfunction and brinksmanship has become more of a...more
Attorney John Delehanty, Member of Mintz Levin's Intellectual Property Practice, explains the benefits of using mediation to resolve patent disputes. ...more
The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that an individual retained to serve as an arbitrator cannot act as a mediator and then return to the role of arbitrator.