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JAMS Boston Newsletter, Summer 2017

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Early Mediation: A Magic Bullet? - More than 90 percent of the cases in Superior Court eventually settle before or during trial. In the majority, counsel are content to let discovery and dispositive motions play out; they...more

The ADR Imperative to Ensure Access to Justice

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On July 6, a diverse group from the dispute resolution community—lawyers, judges, academics, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, among others—will gather in London for the latest event in the Global Pound Conferences...more

Employment Matters Newsletter, Summer 2017

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Mediation in Employment Discrimination Disputes Can Serve the Interests of All Parties - Federal and state laws protect the right of individuals to obtain and hold employment without discrimination. Courts and...more

Hong Kong Permits Third Party Funding of Arbitration

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Hong Kong approved last week the awaited Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 to permit third party funding of arbitration, as well as supporting court, emergency arbitration and...more

The Importance of Listening

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As a mediator and arbitrator for the last 10 years, I’ve seen my share of communication disconnects, especially in emotionally charged disputes. As someone with a Ph.D. in communications, I understand that the root of these...more

Arbitration and Mediation in Hong Kong: Financial Assistance on the Way

Hong Kong has traditionally been reluctant to allow claimants’ legal costs to be paid by third parties who have no direct legitimate interest in the outcome of the dispute. By virtue of legislation passed earlier this...more

[Webinar] Help from the Dark Side: A Litigator’s Perspective on Commercial Real Estate Issues - June 22nd, 12:00pm CT

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The presentation will focus on three key legal issues, ADR, Liquidated Damages, and Letter of Intent. These issues should be considered well in advance when contemplating a possible real estate transaction as they can lead...more

Embrace Failure: Get A Good Result in Mediation

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Instead of going into a mediation like it’s “déjà vu,” try to think about it as “vuja de.” In other words, it won’t be the same as it has been before. It was dark as I took my early morning walk with my dog, Red, while...more

Dispute Resolution Alternatives in Latin America

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The Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute defines “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) as “any method of resolving disputes other than by litigation”. Arbitration and mediation are the two main forms of...more

Is Mediation Right for Your Dispute?

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

You’ve probably heard that few cases that are filed in court actually are resolved by a trial. Although reported statistics vary, most depict that upwards of 90 percent of litigation results in a pre-trial settlement. These...more

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Begins to Speak - March 2017

At its February 21, 2017 and March 2, 2017 meetings, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee began the process of approving bills. The following is a listing (with a brief description) of the proposed...more

Employment Law - February 2017

Ninth Circuit Sends Employment Dispute to Arbitration - Why it matters - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sent an employment dispute to arbitration, reversing a denial of the employer's motion to...more

Expedite your Settlement Using Bracketing

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Give brackets a chance. No seriously, what have you got to lose? Lawyers often groan when the idea of bracketing comes up in mediation. But brackets can fast forward negotiations and avoid energy sucking baby steps when...more

FINRA to Require Web-Based Arbitration Filings

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Effective April 3, 2017, all FINRA arbitration participants (except pro se parties) must use FINRA’s web-based DR-Portal to file and serve documents in both customer and industry arbitrations. ...more

Litigation and enforcement in Japan: overview

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MAIN DISPUTE RESOLUTION METHODS - 1. What are the main dispute resolution methods used in your jurisdiction to resolve large commercial disputes? Litigation Litigation is the most frequently used dispute...more

Using ADR to Streamline the Complex Case

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Handling complex or “bet the company” litigation in a cost effective and timely manner is often a significant challenge for litigation counsel. These cases frequently have secondary and collateral issues that take on a...more

Treating with the Enemy: Civil Collaborative Practice

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If you feel sure you have been cheated by a business partner, an employee, or a contractor, your first instinct may be to file a lawsuit, in the hope that you can annihilate the person who did you wrong....more

JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Summer 2016

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Q&A with Linda Turteltaub, Skanska USA Building - Today, we are talking with Linda Turteltaub, Corporate Counsel, Skanska USA Building. Linda has worked in both construction and as a construction lawyer prior to joining...more

Health Care Matters, Summer 2016

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Special Masters in Health Care Antitrust Merger Cases: Resolving the Conflicting Interests - One of the most challenging aspects of antitrust cases in the health care field is the rich mixture of public interest...more

Federal Court Has Subject-Matter Jurisdiction To Decide Petition To Compel; Determines Party Did Not Waive Arbitration By Agreeing...

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Despite a pending motion to compel arbitration in state court, a party (MetLife) petitioned a Tennessee district court under the Federal Arbitration Act for the same relief. As that Act itself does not create federal-question...more

Artists, Entertainers and Mediation: Where the paths meet

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I’m a lawyer and have been a full-time mediator for more than 20 years. Before I went to law school, I spent 10 years working as a professional dancer, seven as a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. I didn’t...more

Judges Disclose How They Prep Complex Cases For Settlement

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From employment-related class action suits and racial discrimination cases to movie studio executives in dispute with producers over a ?lm in the entertainment industry, mediation is becoming the preferred way to avoid costly...more

AAA’s Revised Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures

The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) recently revised its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures. The revised rules became effective on July 1, 2015 and include a host of changes, large and...more

Arbitration Agreements: Make Your Own Rules of Civil Procedure

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Generally, a party in litigation is constrained to follow the applicable State or Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as they navigate through each stage of the case. One of the perks of arbitration (in addition to the commonly...more

Early Mediation of Insurance Coverage Disputes

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Mediation of insurance coverage disputes prior to the filing of a lawsuit is becoming more common. In part, this trend is the result of ADR provisions in insurance policies that require that the policyholder and insurer...more

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