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Resolution Today
November 2018

The new AU inancial mediation body you need to know about

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority is the “one stop shop” for financial disputes and complaints. read


Meaningful participation: women and peacebuilding in the Pacific

The emphasis on customary principles and practices enabled women to be recognised in state decision-making and in their efforts to build peace. read


Can elder mediation prevent abuse?

Mediation can help resolve family conflict before it escalates to elder abuse, a conference will hear, but only if it is part of a wider approach to early intervention and support. read


Mediation service 'shining a light' on complaint resolution

The Veterinary Client Mediation Service, funded by the RCVS, and operated by a leading Hertfordshire law firm offers help and guidance to resolve complaints between vets and clients. read


UK Construction Disputes – to Mediate or Adjudicate?

Peter Vinden, Chief Executive of The Vinden Partnership discusses mediation as a method to resolve construction disputes read


'Spinal Tap' creators, Vivendi to mediate $400 million US fraud lawsuit

(Reuters) - The creators of “This Is Spinal Tap” have agreed to put their fraud lawsuit against Vivendi SA on hold while a mediator tries to resolve their $400 million (£308 million) case over the 1984 cult film. read


Contact with your children over Christmas while separating?

Many divorcing couples are keen to get Christmas over and done with, especially parents who find it difficult to agree on child contact arrangements over the festive period. read


Handling a commercial dispute claim

Hilary Messer, a senior associate and specialist in dispute resolution, discusses ways to prevent a UK commercial dispute claim from going to court. read


Fifth Asian Mediation Association Conference held in Jakarta

New Delhi, Nov 14 (PTI) The fifth edition of the Asian Mediation Association Conference was hosted by the Indonesia Mediation Centre in Jakarta recently. read


Ayodhya issue: NCM chief to mediate for out of court settlement, asks Muslims to be ‘big-hearted’

National Commission for Minorities chairperson Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Sunday made a strong pitch for mediation in the Ayodhya issue, saying he will speak with all stakeholders for an out of court settlement of the matter. read


Delhi High Court questions trial courts’ move of referring serious cases for mediation

The Delhi High Court has questioned the manner in which cases of serious nature like rape, molestation and economic fraud were being referred for mediation by trial courts. read


India: Fast-Track Dispute Conciliation - The New Wave Arbitration

With the different available options to resolve the differences between the parties such as filing of suit in the Court of law, alternate dispute redressal mechanism including conciliation, mediation and arbitration are gaining popularity. read


Judge orders Hultgren Construction in mediation for Copper Lounge collapse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - A federal judge has ordered Hultgren Construction into mediation for lawsuits surrounding the former Copper Lounge building collapse. read


Sara Netanyahu's Criminal Fraud Case Referred to Mediation

So far efforts to resolve the matter without a trial have been stalled over Attorney General Mendelblit's demand that in addition to reimbursing the state, that she admit the allegations against her. read


UK publishes rules for cross-border mediation post-Brexit

The UK government has moved to amend existing laws on cross-border mediation to account for Brexit. read


HMRC logs 62% rise in disputed tax collected through mediation

The UK tax collector HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reported a 62% rise in disputed tax collected using mediation last year, ending 31 March 2018, to £40.8m ($52.3m, €45.8m), up from £25.2m in 2016-17. read


Mediation valuable service in criminal justice system

With the District Court facing an overloaded docket, judges and the DA’s Office are able to utilize mediation to keep certain legal matters from eating up valuable court time. For certain cases — property disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, family disputes, first offense shoplifting or incidents involving students — volunteer mediators resolve most issues. read


Mini-Grants available for peer mediation support at K-12 schools

BAR REPORT - State bar foundation offers peer mediation mini-grants for schools read


Nordic Women Mediators Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

Members from all five national branches of the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) network will convene in Copenhagen, Denmark for a two-day annual meeting of the regional network on 21-22 November. read


Brown Univ. UCS considers peer, administrative mediation initiatives

Social justice mediation program representative, ombudsperson present to general body. read


Mediation pending in lewd case

SANDPOINT — Mediation is being conducted in the case of a Bonner County man accused of repeatedly molesting two minors, court records show. read


After Months Of Mediation, Tentative Settlement Reached In NHL Concussion Lawsuit

The NHL and attorneys for retired players announced a tentative settlement Monday in the biggest lawsuit brought against the league over concussions and other head injuries. read


Tax disputes to be resolved through mediation

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue on Tuesday decided to grant the facility to resolve more than 31,000 tax cases at different legal forums through mediation committees. read


MGM Resorts And Las Vegas Shooting Survivors Move Toward Mediation

There was a lot of terrible news this past weekend, led by the mass murder of 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue. But during this traumatic week, hope has arisen that a mediated solution can be reached to help victims of another inexplicable crime, the October 2017 mass shooting at the Las Vegas Route 91 country music festival. read


Rifle racial harassment case goes to mediation program

A woman accused of racially motivated harassment has the chance to resolve the allegation and potentially avoid formal charges. read


Kenyan court orders mediation to solve Anglican homosexuality dispute

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — A long-running dispute over three Anglican clergymen accused of homosexuality will be resolved through mediation, a court here ordered last week. read


Mediation valuable service in criminal justice system

Mountain Mediation Services has been providing an invaluable service to Western North Carolina’s criminal justice system for more than 20 years. read

October 2018

Australian Crypto Firm DigitalX Reveals Mediation Request on $1.8 Million ICO Case, Denies Wrongdoing

Publicly-listed DigitalX, an Australian blockchain and crypto advisory firm, said it received a request for mediation from court proceedings of a $1.83 million case related to an ICO gone wrong. read


For Life's Family Disputes, Mediation Could Help

Family mediation can possibly help your family overcome a conflict. What mediation does differently is attempt to solve disagreements in two or three sessions, which can be cost effective -- if the situation fits. read


AU to operationalise Mediation Support Unit

In a bid to consolidate its peace-making efforts, the African Union (AU) is in the process of operationalising its first ever Mediation Support Unit (MSU). read


Downtown Baton Rouge library dispute headed to mediation

The city-parish and the architect, contractor and numerous subcontractors involved in the construction of the partially built downtown library—which has been on hold since mid-April, when a structural problem with its signature cantilever was discovered—have agreed to go to mediation in an attempt to negotiate a settlement over how to divide up the cost of the estimated $2 million repair bill. read


SAG-AFTRA Sex Assault Complaint By Sarah Scott Headed To Mediation

After months of inaction from SAG-AFTRA, actress Sarah Scott has agreed to enter mediation on her claim that Kip Pardue, her costar on indie TV project Mogulettes, masturbated in front of her shortly after filming a sex scene. read


MGM Resorts, plaintiffs agree to mediation in Las Vegas mass shooting case

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Resorts wants to mediate all lawsuits involving victims of the 1 October shooting, and avoid having any of them go to court, according to Debra DeShong, spokesperson for MGM. read


'Highly respected' mediator called in as postal workers keep Toronto plants shut

OTTAWA — The federal government named a special mediator Wednesday in hopes of ending rotating walkouts at Canada Post that forced closure of the Crown corporation's biggest sorting plants for a second day. read


Mediation planned between Weinstein, alleged victims

Mediation sessions are scheduled for two days in early November, the people said, making it the largest effort to date to resolve more than a dozen sexual-misconduct legal actions faced by Mr. Weinstein around the globe. read


Commentary: Insight into what you may be missing in mediation

Michael Freed shares observations he’s learned serving as a certified mediator. read


Death threats, vandalism: Seattle hires mediator over 35th Avenue Northeast road project

The city has hired a mediator to lead a discussion about possible changes to the road redesign of 35th Avenue Northeast. Now, a disagreement over the choice of mediator joins other clashes over bike lanes, lost parking and more. read


Mueller presides over last peer mediator swearing-in ceremony

RACINE — An approximately 24-year tradition came to an end last week as Racine County Circuit Court Judge Emily Mueller presided over her last swearing-in ceremony for Racine Unified peer mediators. read


Ferris wheel lawsuit heads to mediation

GREENEVILLE — A federal lawsuit stemming from a Ferris wheel accident at the Greene County Fair in 2016 is going to mediation. read


Mediators work to bring closure to conflicts, restore balance in relationships

SCOTTSBLUFF — Hundreds of cases of mediation are closed each year by Mediation West, which works with agencies throughout the Panhandle to resolve a variety of issues between interested parties. read


The AU's Mediation Support Unit is slowly taking shape

The African Union (AU) has started setting up a Mediation Support Unit (MSU) at its headquarters in Addis Ababa. This is to support the various efforts across Africa to make peace. read


Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages as they also seek settlement negotiations with victims' family members. read


Conflict Intervention Service: How an Innovative Mediation Program Prevents Evictions

A critical element of the City of San Francisco’s war on homelessness is to prevent eviction whenever possible. In 2016, the city tapped the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) to develop a housing mediation pilot program, which led to the creation of the Conflict Intervention Service (CIS). read


China's role as a conflict mediator is growing fast. Here's why

The increase in Chinese mediation activities began in 2013, the year that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was launched. read


Inside the mind of the mediator

After 20 years of brutal civil war, the rulers of Arcadia and the rebels are ready to consider laying down arms. The mediation team needs a leader and – for some reason – your name is chosen. Do you have what it takes? Take our quiz to find out... read


Two charged with murder get mediation

A couple charged with murder in the death of their 20-year-old son will have their case sent to mediation. Each are charged with one count of murder after their son, Logan. Logan had Down syndrome. read


Mediation effort being undertaken on Riverton hospital; 300 at latest meeting

RIVERTON — “We have a problem. Not a problem of our own creation,” longtime Riverton physician Richard Sorenson of Riverton said Monday night to a gathering of approximately 300 people assembled at Central Wyoming College. read


All Things Real Estate: Don't ignore lawyer's letter requesting mediation

Your Realtor gave you good advice. At least in California, the standard purchase agreements most Realtors use are published by the California Association of Realtors and contain a mediation requirement prior to filing a lawsuit. read


Prosecution follows rape case mediation

China: A procuratorate in Lushan county, Henan province, initiated public prosecution of a teenage rape suspect on Tuesday, in the wake of a huge public uproar over an earlier announcement that the two families involved reached a settlement through the procuratorate's mediation efforts. read


Chair-ity Fundraiser helps Common Ground Mediation

COOS BAY — Common Ground Mediation will celebrate their 20th anniversary through the revival of the Chair-ity Fundraiser. 20 wooden school chairs donated by Eastside Elementary School have been decorated by an array of community artists and will be sold via auction. The proceeds will help meet a $10,000 match grant. read