ADR Prof Blog by Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole,Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross and Cynthia Alkon.
FINRA Dispute Resolution announced yesterday that it will launch a pilot program to offer pro bono or reduced-fee telephonic mediation to parties whose dispute has a dollar value $50,000 or less. Kudos to FINRA for devising this low cost option to benefit investors of modest means whose claims are too small to make an arbitration hearing or even an in-person mediation economically feasible. You can read more details of the pilot program here.
Barbara McAdoo describes her concern with lawyers waiting for mediators or others to be able to relate bad news or other news to their clients.By Barbara McAdoo
Local stores asked customers to go ahead and leave home without their American Express cards. A group of merchants came together to file a class-action suit in The United States...By Savannah Steele