Patent Mediation – Interview with John Delehanty, Member, Mintz Levin
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
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
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
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
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.
A number of recent court decisions have addressed the enforceability of contract clauses that call for alternative dispute resolution procedures instead of traditional courtroom litigation.
This year Belgium has already seen significant reforms in its arbitration rules. These innovative changes include the adoption of a new Arbitration Act and the adoption of new Arbitration and Mediation Rules by the Belgian...more
The length of a divorce proceeding in Maricopa County is dependent on several factors.
The first factor is dependent on the spouses. The increased conflict and animosity between spouses, along with attachment to...more
Every September brings excitement for thousands of children leaving the house for the first time and attending school and for those going back to school. The little yellow bus turning the corner also brings excitement and...more
Although many countries have not developed formal ADR processes as part of their legal systems, dispute resolution practices have been in place practically since the beginning of time. These practices have taken on many forms...more
The number of Sharia-compliant products and transactions has grown enormously over the past decade. Many of the contracts that underpin Islamic finance transactions are governed by English law or the law of another country,...more
There are many reasons that people are hesitant to pursue legal action for discrimination or harassment in the workplace, the most common being fear of retaliation. In other cases, however, people may resist complaining about...more
In This Issue:
U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Class Arbitrations; ADR CONVERSATIONS; ADR News & Case Updates; DOMESTIC FOCUS - Handling the Oncoming Tide of Generic Top-Level Domain Name Disputes; GOOD WORKS - Innovative...more
Declarations of easements covenants and restrictions and reciprocal easement agreements are common tools used by neighboring businesses to define the use and maintenance of shared spaces – from parking lots and roofline...more
Parties to the growing number of cross-border transactions should anticipate the inevitable cross-border disputes and specify the methods for dispute resolution in advance.
International arbitration offers two key...more
If you decide to agree to an arbitration clause, then you should carefully consider what issues you want to address in the clause. ...more
As courts throughout the U.S. have become more and more backlogged with cases, and as the financial stakes in litigation have grown increasingly larger, so too has the need for quality alternative dispute resolution (ADR)...more
Litigating commercial disputes is generally considered a necessary evil by some and a waste of time and money, by others. I have never heard anyone except trial lawyers say that they are truly happy about being in a good...more
A new article is out with more detail about how opinions among counsel for Fortune 1000 companies have changed over the last 15 years with respect to arbitration and mediation....more
Like many lawyers of my generation, I was inspired by the passion, professionalism and speed television lawyers like Perry Mason brought to delivering justice for their clients. Later, as a young lawyer practicing in Los...more
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation claims rose again in fiscal year 2012, the sixth year in a row. Given the costly and time-consuming nature of an EEOC investigation and lawsuit,...more
Originally published in The King County Bar Association on December 12, 2012.
An attorney’s fundamental duty to tell the truth is mandated by the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs), but the line between...more
In This Issue:
IN DEPTH -
..How ADR Intersects with Multidistrict Litigation
ADR CONVERSATIONS -
..Increased Diversity in ADR Essential to Keep Up with Evolving Global Marketplace
ADR NEWS & CASE...more
Originally published in Arizona Attorney - December 2012.
October 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the Arizona Supreme Court’s opinion in Broemmer v. Abortion Services of Phoenix, Ltd. In the two decades since...more
Dispute resolution in Canada follows procedures in line with other leading western legal systems, including those of the United Kingdom and the United States. The independence and impartiality of the Canadian judiciary is...more
It's a given that hotel owners and operators will have disputes. Some of those disputes, such as the annual budget, are easily susceptible to resolution, while others may result in the termination of the management agreement...more