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November 2018
11/19

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

 

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

 
11/13

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

 
11/07

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
10/30

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

 
10/24

'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

 
10/16

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

 
10/10

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

 

Ex-Louisville basketball players enter mediation with NCAA in lawsuit

After progress stalled in a lawsuit filed against the NCAA by former University of Louisville basketball players, a state court judge on Friday ordered attorneys from both sides to enter mediation in an attempt to resolve the case out of court. read

 
10/02

Aspen Board of Education to hire mediator to explore issues raised by parents

The Aspen Board of Education will hire an outside party to evaluate the school district's operations and approach toward leadership in the wake of mounting criticism leveled by a group of parents. read

 

Philippines IP Office to begin mandatory mediation

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has announced that all intellectual property cases will be subject to compuloary medication by disputing parties. read

 

Global leader in international mediation directs new program at Kroc Institute

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies within the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs launched a mediation program at the beginning of this academic year. The program focuses on building synergy between mediation research, teaching, training, policy and practice and is led by Professor of the Practice of Mediation Laurie Nathan. read

 
September 2018
9/26

Strata Community Mediation Centre to handle high-rise resident disputes

KUALA LUMPUR - A mediating body to handle complaints by residents of high-rise buildings is set to be launched by Oct 1. The Star reports that the Strata Community Mediation Centre has been formed in order to address problems faced by the 1.2 million people in the capital city. read

 

The Ghost in the Room: Mediation and the Courts

The management of burgeoning civil dockets, budgets, courtroom facilities, scheduling pressures and the occasional good old-fashioned desire to punt on complex dispositive motions, have all played a part in causing courts to claim a vested interest in both mediations and their outcome. read

 

New Law Requires Advance Mediation Disclosures

Newly-enacted CA Evidence Code section 1129 requires attorneys to notify clients about the confidentiality of mediation proceedings before the clients agree to participate in mediation. Attorneys must provide written notice and obtain a signed acknowledgement. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2019. read

 

Neighborhood disputes turn into little wars all over the city.

The outrage people feel over these seemingly petty concerns can turn formerly cordial next-door neighbors into next-door enemy combatants. read

 

Florida 'Best and Brightest' bonus lawsuit heads to mediation

A year-old case contending Florida's "Best and Brightest" teacher bonus program discriminates against educators of a certain age or race is headed to mediation in November. read

 

Subway restaurant, a sign and a little boy display mediation at its best

A resident who had a problem with a sign at a Catonsville business voiced his concern, and he and the business owner worked out the problem on the spot. read

 

Community Voices through mediation

As a lawyer and mediator, I’ve seen lots of conflicts. Most people don’t understand what mediation is, just how broadly it can be used, and the range of value it brings to resolving private and public conflicts. read

 
9/21

82 prisoners in La Union, Benguet freed via ‘justice on wheels’ - mediation

The fully air-conditioned EJOW bus has two main sections — the front section that serves as the courtroom and the rear section that serves as the mediation room. read

 

Neighborhood disputes turn into little wars all over the city. Give peace a chance — through mediation

The outrage people feel over these seemingly petty concerns can turn formerly cordial next-door neighbors into next-door enemy combatants. read

 

When Choosing the Right Mediator Don't Overlook Implicit, Cognitive Biases

Selecting the right mediator is a critical element to improving settlement outcomes. However, many advocates miss the opportunity to select a mediator who will increase the likelihood of a more favorable settlement. read

 
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