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April 2019
4/23

Bell customer's 5-month fight is 1 of almost 10,000 recent complaints to telco mediator

Billing issues and misleading contract terms are top issues for consumers read

 

Mediation underway at Alberta First Nations school after teacher walk-out

350 supporters signed a petition calling for the school’s management team to be dismantled read

 

The Changing face of dispute resolution in construction

Is there a change under way in relation to the management and resolution of disputes in the construction industry? read

 

10 Creative Ways to Handle Rude or Difficult People

These strategies will help you stay calm and avoid absorbing their negativity. read

 

Mediation sought in lewd conduct case

A deputy prosecutor asked for mediation Wednesday in the case of a Post Falls contractor charged with molesting children. read

 

Mediation a 'no go' for 'Black Farmers' and Stine Seed Co.

The Memphis-based Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) and the Stine Seed Company are in wait-and-see mode now that a March 15 deadline for mediation between the two entities has passed. read

 

Mediation ordered in theft case

SANDPOINT — Mediation is being ordered in attempt to resolve an embezzlement case against the former office manager of a midwifery clinic. read

 

Biggest Divorce Mediation Benefits

In this post, we focus on divorce mediation in Orlando and its benefits. read

 

John Sturrock: Moving to mediation makes for earlier resolution

As a mediator I look back on my years as an advocate at the Scottish Bar with great affection. Lately, however, reflecting on the cases in which I was involved, I have asked myself: could at least some of these have been mediated, had mediation been available? read

 

Can a Robot Mediator Really Provide a Win-Win Result?

Mediation columnists Abby Tolchinsky and Ellie Wertheim learned of a “fascinating AI application that provides a semblance of mediation” and they ask the question: How might a machine replicate the work of facilitating an autonomous, values-based, and personalized process? How might a machine augment—if not replace—the work of the mediator? read

 

Mediation results in improved, more timely outcomes in child protection cases

New report says participants in child protection mediation ‘Very Satisfied’ read

 

Bending the Truth in Mediation and Settlement Negotiations

How far can a lawyer go in “bending” the truth in settlement negotiations? read

 
4/15

Houston: 'We need a mediator to step in': City Council proposes new plan for Prop B

There is clearly support on the council for mediation. read

 

Conatser case heading to mediation

GLASGOW – The case in which a Barren County man was charged with murder after a Scottsville man was shot in the back July 8 is set to go to mediation to see whether a plea agreement is possible. read

 

Family dispute over historic zoning comes to Planning Commission for mediation

Five years ago, the property at 1119 East 11th St. was zoned historic in an effort to preserve both the legacy of the Thomas family and their involvement in the East Austin music scene, and an emblematic example of 20th-century East Austin bungalow architecture. Now several members of the Thomas family are asking for the historic zoning to be removed from the property. read

 

South Burlington school board and teachers headed for mediation

Negotiations between the South Burlington School Board and the teacher’s union appear headed for mediation after the board declared an impasse in contract talks last month. After 10 meetings since last October, the board has asked the South Burlington Education Association to call in a mediator. read

 

Elko Mediation Services

ELKO – Mediation is a forward-looking method of conflict resolution. The process involves problem solving with results that are agreeable to both sides of a situation or argument. read

 

Judge Directs Bayer to Enter Mediation with Plaintiffs in Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

A U.S. judge ordered Bayer AG to pursue mediation with plaintiffs claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, asking the company to try to settle lawsuits that have wreaked havoc on its share price. read

 
4/09

Mediator tapped to resolve federal coal ash suits

A Louisiana attorney with extensive experience mediating high-profile federal cases has been appointed to try to resolve long-running litigation over exposure to coal ash by Roane County clean-up workers. read

 

A Closer Look: Mediation in Surrogate’s Court

Families are complex systems. Mediation allows the parties to address emotional and inter-relational matters that cannot be addressed in the courtroom. read

 

Graduate employees turn to mediator for contract negotiations with UO

The University of Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation did not reach an agreement on the federation’s new contract after a tense negotiation session Friday. read

 

San Antonio and its firefighters union agree to mediation over contract terms

The city and San Antonio’s firefighters union have agreed to continue contract negotiations with assistance from a mediator, avoiding arbitration for now. read

 

Judge orders Quicken, Justice Dept. to try mediation to resolve "bad loans" lawsuit

A federal judge in Detroit has ordered Quicken Loans and the U.S. Justice Department to try one more time to reach a mediated settlement of the government's lawsuit accusing Quicken of fraud. read

 

EBT, Lewisburg consider mediation over police funding

The governing bodies of East Buffalo Township and Lewisburg are considering mediation to avoid litigation and resolve issues concerning municipal governance of the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department. read

 

Brazil: The Role of Technology in Reducing Litigation

Data from the National Justice Council (CNJ) shows that over 100 million lawsuits are currently before Brazilian courts. New technologies have the potential to transform the country’s legal landscape. read

 

Ghana: Let us strengthen ADR for speedy dispute resolution - Chief Justice

The Chief Justice, Madam Sophia Akuffo, has stressed the need to strengthen the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms in the country’s judicial process to expedite dispute resolution, as a tool to enhance justice delivery. read

 

A Renewed Interest In Mediation In India

Two separate updates from the Supreme Court of India this month have engaged the Indian community in the discussion of giving mediation a more expansive role in the country. read

 
4/02

Mediator Hostility is Effective?!

What follows is confusing and disorienting . . . and a little disturbing. read

 

In debate over Snake River dams, give mediation a chance

May our legislators support the governors’ budget request for a stakeholder process for the Lower Snake River, on behalf of both sides of the Cascades. read

 

Holder to mediate Tom Lee Park talks

Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder has been appointed to mediate talks between Memphis in May International Festival and the Memphis River Parks Partnership over plans to redesign Tom Lee Park. read

 

Former city electrical inspector, Lowe's Feed and Grain ordered into mediation

Both sides in a longstanding legal dispute involving an electrical shutdown at Lowe’s Feed and Grain have been ordered into mediation. read

 

Mandatory mediation in IP disputes

The Istanbul IP Court recently dismissed a copyright infringement action involving a compensation claim on the grounds that the plaintiff had not fulfilled the procedural requirement to apply for meditation before filing the court action. read

 

Mediator tapped to resolve federal coal ash suits

Daniel Balhoff of Louisiana has worked on multiple federal cases. read

 

Mediation for real life

I have been spending lots of time mediating cases. As litigation goes, mediation is a great process. read

 

Legal voices in Cork endorse 'alternative dispute resolution'

While litigation will remain the dominant mechanism in resolving disputes, there are now several alternative mechanisms such as arbitration, mediation and conciliation to consider. read

 

What does good mediation look like? A consumer’s eye-view.

Here’s an extract from an interview with a small claimant referred to mediation by the court (in Scotland, where this is a relatively new phenomenon. read

 

Alternative dispute resolution: A practical skill to develop in law school

I was curious if my classmates were also seeking out Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) skills during law school. read

 

How to use mediation rather than litigation to resolve business disputes

“Businesses should think long and hard about moving forward with litigation without first trying to reconcile their differences through mediation.” read

 

Mediation services can help with spring cleanup of relationships

Too often, we ignore or neglect the cleanup needed after the interpersonal storms which occur over time in our relationships with significant others, close and extended family members, neighbors, friends and co-workers which leave behind hurt feelings, strained, and tense encounters and destruction, potentially marring our lives. read

 

Don’t litigate – mediate instead

For corporations who choose to seek redress through the courts or via arbitration, the process is invariably protracted and the costs often eye-watering. But for some, there can be another alternative: mediation. read

 
March 2019
3/26

Retired justice will mediate between Memphis in May, Tom Lee Park redesign

Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder will mediate talks regarding the redesign of Tom Lee Park after organizers of the Memphis in May International Festival and the Memphis River Parks Partnership have been at odds. read

 

How mediation can help household division

Divorce can be difficult for the entire family. Mediator and author BJ Mann of BJ Mediation Services joined Alexis Arnold on Good Day Rochester to talk about different ways families can cope with their divorce. read

 

When Does Early Mediation Work? Certain Cases Are Right for It

Florida courts generally require mediation prior to a specified time before trial. Mediation is usually conducted near the close of discovery or shortly thereafter. The benefit of this timing is that most of the key facts are known to the parties. read

 
3/20

India: International Conference on Mediation Friday, 6th April 2019

This two-day symposium will see Hon’ble Chief Justice Supreme Court of India and Chief Justice from different countries,High commissioners and Ambassadors from countries, industry experts to deliberate, research and establish a dialogue on dispute resolution through mediation read

 

India: Former CIC presents formula to reduce judicial pendency

Senior counsel Firoze Andhyarujina listed five steps to reduce pendency. “There should be e-courts, an alternate dispute resolution, increase in tribunals, human resource department in courts and simplification of the law, read

 

India: Mediation only way to resolve enormous backlog of cases

The emergence of mediation in the resolution of commercial disputes was highlighted by several eminent speakers at the launch of a monograph on commercial mediation, authored by senior advocate and mediator Sriram Panchu. read

 

Virginia man gets 10 years for killing mediator in argument

NORFOLK, Va. – A Virginia man who fatally shot a bystander while arguing with his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend will serve only 10 years in prison for manslaughter under a plea deal. read

 

Cincinnati Judge To Mediate Ohio State Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

A senior federal judge from Cincinnati will handle the mediation of two lawsuits filed against Ohio State by scores of men alleging the university ignored or failed to stop decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor. read

 

Revisiting the Uniform Mediation Act in Connecticut

A new opportunity to further strengthen alternative dispute resolution law presents itself in the form of the Uniform Mediation Act. read

 

Liberty Grove and Sister Bay moving closer to mediation

The wastewater treatment plant dispute between the Town of Liberty Grove and the Village of Sister Bay will again be addressed Wednesday night with mediation looking possible. read

 
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