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November 2018
11/30

The Impact of Recent Changes in Family Law in Australia for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners

Major changes to family law were announced this year, all of which are likely to impact how family law practitioners work with clients, the court system and opposing counsel.

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11/27

Telecom mediator sees 57% spike in complaints in 2017-18, mainly about wireless

Canadians are unhappy about their telecom and internet services and are complaining in growing numbers.

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UK: The Value Of Joint Sessions – Dynamic And Engaging

The recent 2018 biennial CEDR mediation audit reported mediators observing a significant resistance (25% of comments) to joint meetings at the start of a mediation day.

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Paterson educators going to Oregon for 'restorative justice' training

PATERSON, NJ — Nine city educators will travel to Oregon in December for five days of training in the "restorative justice" approach to student discipline, an alternative method that focuses on mediation rather than punishment.

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China Publishes Guideline For Building Mediation Rooms

BEIJING,:China's Ministry of Justice has released a guideline for building "mediation rooms." Mediation rooms are organizations where civil and commercial disputes are resolved by mediators. For a mediator to be eligible, the mediator must be fair, honest and have high public prestige.

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Independent complaints service Rail Ombudsman launches in UK

The Rail Delivery Group has announced the launch of the UK Rail Ombudsman service, which will enable rail passengers who are unhappy about the way their complaints have been handled to appeal.

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Settlement reached in fan's PSL lawsuit against the Rams

The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to settle litigation over personal seat licenses sold for games at the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis.

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'Botched' star Terry Dubrow in mediation with patient who wants $3M

No good deed goes unpunished, especially for Dr. Terry Dubrow. The A-list plastic surgeon and his lawyer are set to sit down with a scorned “Botched” patient who is demanding $3 million.

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Ireland: Mediation not confrontation needed on farm debt says Harkin

Where farmers are engaged in meaningful mediation with vulture funds, there should be no forced sales and consequent evictions MEP, Marian Harkin has stated.

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11/20

Carson woman aims to help promote conflict resolution as president of the SCMA

Angela J. Reddock-Wright has been practicing law for 22 years, but she didn’t realize the full potential of mediation until the last decade.

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Audrina Patridge Agrees to Mediation amid Messy Divorce

Audrina Patridge and her estranged husband Corey Bohan will participate in mediation as they draw closer to finalizing their divorce.

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'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.

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Mandatory Pre-institution Commercial Mediation in India

The Bill envisages the opt-out model of mediation, which has enjoyed considerable success in countries like Italy and Turkey in the recent past.

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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.

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11/19

Get Help At Mediate.com 24/7

Should things get difficult this Thanksgiving, check out Mediate.com for great communication suggestions and to find a family mediator. Now in business for 23 years, Mediate.com offers America's and the world's most used directory of mediators. 

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The new AU financial mediation body you need to know about

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UK Construction Disputes – to Mediate or Adjudicate?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Brown Univ. UCS considers peer, administrative mediation initiatives

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Commentary: Insight into what you may be missing in mediation

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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