Mediation in Today's News

December 2019

Prosecutor explains mediation for former city clerk, husband accused of stealing from city

KUTTAWA, KY — It was a case that dealt with public money and a public official — resolved in private. Katie Harrison was originally charged with 46 felonies for stealing thousands of dollars from taxpayers as Kuttawa's city clerk.

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Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disabilities Region dispute goes to mediation

MUSCATINE – During a five minute meeting Monday morning, the Muscatine County Supervisors agreed to enter mediation with the Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disabilities Region to avoid being removed from the group.

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The Divorce Mediation Movement

Attorney Kelly Chang Rickert discuss the pros and cons of mediation over litigation in divorce proceedings, and the impact on the couple going forward.

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Effective implementation of Mediation in India: The way forward

Over the years, mediation has been recognised as the fastest growing method to resolve disputes worldwide.

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New program allows mediation option for Wayne County juveniles charged with certain crimes

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Monday a new program that will allow youth offenders a chance to seek mediation, rather than prosecution, on their first offense.

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Mediation Gives Good Result: $52M Farmers Insurance Settlement

In a case that shows the value of a good mediator, lawyers for both sides told District Judge Lee Yeakel at a settlement hearing that none of them had experienced another case in their careers with such extensive time dedicated to mediation.

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Making international peace mediation more effective?: A closer look at the rise of mediation support structures in regional organizations

The field of peace mediation has evolved significantly as violent conflicts have become more protracted and difficult to end

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Multiple dimensions of mediation

A good settlement strategy evolves depending on the interplay between different aspects of the dispute, write Shaneen Parikh and Shalaka Patil

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Commission to Add Translators for Mediation After Legislative Report

Just days after a report by legislative analysts called for Virginia to provide translators for mediations, the state Workers' Compensation Commission has obliged.

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'90 Day Fiance': Juliana Breaks Down in Tears After Prenup Mediation With Michael

The 23-year-old Brazilian model was still trying to understand what a prenup is after Sarah -- the ex-wife of her fiance, Michael, a 42-year-old wealthy wine entrepreneur from Greenwich, Connecticut -- awkwardly brought it up out of the blue on last week's episode.

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Wayne County prosecutor announces diversionary program for youth offenders

Youth offenders who commit lesser offenses will have the opportunity to go through mediation under a partnership program announced Monday by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

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UFCW 1518 in mediation with Uber and Lyft tomorrow

VANCOUVER, British Columba, Dec. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The union fighting on behalf of ride hailing drivers in British Columbia will enter mediation with Lyft and Uber at the Labour Relations Board tomorrow.

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Mediator meets with Fargo and airport authority in decades-long dispute

The issue centers around whether airport authority employees are city employees and also about services the city provides to the airport under an agreement. Former U.S. District Magistrate Judge Karen Klein was hired as the mediator in the dispute.

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Mediation Gives Good Result: $52M Farmers Insurance Settlement

In a case that shows the value of a good mediator, lawyers for both sides told District Judge Lee Yeakel at a settlement hearing that none of them had experienced another case in their careers with such extensive time dedicated to mediation.

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Visa Offers 500 Scholarships In Dispute Resolution

American multinational company Visa proposes to fund 500 scholarships to students and workers to offset the cost of training for dispute resolution.

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Mediation Ends with Final Tom Lee Park Design Agreement

Mediation on the design of Tom Lee Park has concluded and the newly designed park will include three large, wide-open fields for festivals, a four-lane Riverside Drive, sports equipment that can be removed, and a design review committee to ensure the agreement remains true. read more

Robots and AI threaten to mediate disputes better than lawyers

Algorithms and big data are entering the often shrouded world of alternative dispute resolution read more

Mediation Begins Between Lawyers for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Victims of Clergy Abuse

Lawyers representing victims of clergy abuse and those representing the Archdiocese of Santa Fe formally entered mediation last week to try and resolve the hundreds of cases brought against the clergy as part of an archdiocese bankruptcy filing completed earlier this year. read more

Rugby Australia keen for 'sensible' settlement in Folau mediation

Rugby Australia said they hoped to reach a "sensible" settlement as they met on Monday with fallen star Israel Folau in a last-ditch bid to avoid a court trial over his sacking for anti-gay comments. read more

Resolving Disputes Through Mediation: 5 Tips To Make the Process Successful

If you have decided the time is right to mediate, then the incentives are there too. Below are five tips to aid in the effectiveness of the mediation process. read more

BE CANDID! Being forthcoming in mediation submissions eases way to resolution

It’s common knowledge that almost all civil cases are resolved before trial. Often, it is necessary to use a mediator. Thus, the importance of an excellent mediation submission is crucial. read more

Battle over land in Waltham heads to mediation

Waltham and the Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers this month will seek a mediated settlement of a protracted legal dispute that stands in the way of the city’s efforts to build a new estimated $375 million high school on land formerly owned by the religious order. read more

Conflict Is Frustrating—Here’s How Mediation Could Help

Many of the stories I hear from my clients and students involve some form of work-related conflict. read more

Bankruptcy judge urges mediation between diocese, insurers, creditors

A federal bankruptcy-court judge has urged the Diocese of Rochester, its insurers and creditors to pursue mediation regarding insurers’ obligations to contribute to an estate for the satisfaction of creditor demands in the diocese’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. read more

How to keep the family peace at Christmas

Lawyers, therapists and hostage negotiators explain how to defuse festive conflicts

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Make use of Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme

Tax assessees who have disputes pending in Central Excise or Service Tax can settle those under the Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, said M. Periasamy, Joint Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, here on Saturday. read more

HAIKU for mediation

In each of these Haiku, I’ve sought to take one element of mediation . . . but further explanation would defeat the spirit of Haiku. read more

Comparative Data on Mediation Websites continues to be the most visited and most linked mediation website on planet earth!

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Overcoming Impasse in Mediation

This post suggests ways mediators can help parties in mediation move beyond impasse and achieve resolution.

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November 2019

Calcutta HC lays stress on mediation to reduce backlog of cases

With the number of pending litigations before it touching 2.29 lakh, the Calcutta High Court is stressing on alternative dispute redressal mechanism like mediation to reduce the backlog.

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What Does Zealous Representation in Mediation Require?

In the mediation process, the advocate is required to participate with good faith to approximate a win/win outcome. Notwithstanding, there remain significant legal duties that are expected.

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Mediation Takes Off at Air France

In order to reduce the volume of labor-related court cases faced by Air France, the carrier’s director of legal affairs, Franck Raimbault, opened a path to mediation, which has proven to be a great success and a model for resolving industrial disputes in a country known for them.

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Keeping your nerve: Family mediation at the Thanksgiving dinner table

While mastering those classic family recipes is important, it's the conversation that has the highest tendency to get overheated.

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Challenges Facing the Singapore Convention on Mediation

The Singapore Convention on Mediation paves the way for settlements reached by mediation to be recognized internationally.

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Money on the Table: The Biggest Mistake Attorneys Make in Mediation

“A lot of lawyers just show up at the mediation session and have not paid a lot of attention to pre-mediation, and it’s a lost opportunity to have strategic impact.”

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Private or Shared Mediation Statements: A Tale of Two Mediations

I recently participated in two mediations, one as plaintiffs counsel and one as defense counsel, while they both successfully brought to a close the underlying cases, the parties to each had a different approach to the submission of mediation statements.

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The Singapore Convention: A Path To Advance International Economic Development With Mediation

This article will provide a primer for New York practitioners on the Singapore Convention, including: takeaways from the global think tank discussion.

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A Few Do’s and Don’ts of Class Mediations

Having experienced class action mediations both as advocate and as mediator, I have witnessed a variety of approaches to the mediation process, some helpful and some unhelpful. Here is a partial list of do’s and don’ts when representing parties to a class action mediation. read more

Resolving Disputes Through Mediation: 5 Tips To Make the Process Successful

If you have decided the time is right to mediate, then the incentives are there too. Below are five tips to aid in the effectiveness of the mediation process.

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The Benefits of Early Mediation: The Path Least Taken Requires Commitment

The key to an effective early mediation is a commitment to the process. Absent that up-front recognition, an early mediation serves as nothing more than a weigh station on the litigation turnpike.

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Canada: When Is Mediation Mandatory? A Comparative Analysis Of Mandatory Mediation Across Canada
Mediations, both court mandated and ad hoc, play a crucial role in our nation's litigation process. Over 90% of litigated matters will eventually come to some form of settlement prior to trial and mediations are a large part of that. read more


Gender discrimination suit will move to mandatory mediation

Lori Streichert, a former employee of the Chester Recreation Department, is suing the town for allegedly treating her unfairly in their hiring and salary decisions.

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Five Reasons Why Mediation Needs to be Mandatory
Ever since HR adopted mediation 30 years’ ago, there’s been a sacred principle that it should always be a voluntary offer. If it’s not voluntary then somehow it’s a breach of employee rights.

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Shot couple back in court after mediation
A couple who police shot during an erotic Saints and Sinners themed party at a Melbourne nightclub will return to court after a mediation.. read more


Weighing up litigation, arbitration and mediation

There is a time and a place and a method for resolving every dispute. After all, every problem has a solution, however intractable or difficult it may seem.

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12 Dispute Mediation Techniques For Managers
We asked 12 professionals from Forbes Human Resources Council to share some techniques that could help a manager smooth over strife within a team to keep spirits (and productivity) at its peak. Here’s what they recommend.

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Don't Stop Working Toward Resolution When the Mediator Leaves the Room

When it is just you and your client, strategies such as goal-setting, continual trust-building and constant expectation management help to ease frustrations and increase output.

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USA Powerlifting and transgender athlete agree to talks related to trans ban

USA Powerlifting and lawyers representing a lifter who filed a discrimination complaint because of USAPL’s trans-exclusionary policy will attempt a settlement.

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Mediation Resumes In Lawsuits Over Sex Abuse By Ohio State Doctor

Lawyers are resuming mediation toward a potential settlement in lawsuits against Ohio State by men who collectively allege two decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor.

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Riverside police seek mediation for juvenile offenses

Enlisting Center for Conflict Resolution to divert kids from courts.

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October 2019

The Case for Presuit and Early Mediation

Where resolution should always be the ultimate goal, early or presuit mediation may serve a vital role as a vehicle for exploring settlement in high stakes cases such as medical malpractice and nursing home litigation, where protracted costs can be avoided by all parties.  read more