Mediation News
April 2020
4/01

How to navigate coparenting during the coronavirus crisis
PHOENIX (Good Morning Arizona) -- With the entire country now practicing social distancing, it's creating an unusual and sometimes difficult situation for parents who share joint custody of their kids.

read more
 

Pandemic compounds challenges facing divorced and separating couples — mediator
Asnat Hacohen highlights issues ranging from the impact of job losses on alimony payments to worries about protecting children in the homes of ex-spouses who have new partners

read more
 

AI as mediator: ‘Smart’ replies might help humans communicate
When an online conversation derails, participants might look to artificial intelligence to help get back on track, Cornell research shows.

read more
 

The Attributes of ADR That Make It Advantageous for IP Cases
This article explores the factors that make mediation, and sometimes mediation in combination with arbitration, a good alternative to IP litigation and shows you how to get to the end of your client’s dispute.

read more
 

Resolving Financial Disputes Through Mediation
A case study from the perspective of in-house counsel.

read more
 

Charles Oakley, Knicks owner James Dolan off hook for mediation talks

However, their attorneys are still required to participate in a court-ordered phone mediation.

read more
 

Building a new deal: Mediation, ADR gains popularity in construction disputes

Litigation is perhaps a knee-jerk reaction to resolving a contractual disagreement. But recent data suggests owners, architects, contractors and others involved in the construction process are gravitating more toward alternative dispute resolution. Mediation, in particular, is emerging as a preferred – and in many cases, required – option.

read more
 

Mediation Thrives in Virtual Conference Rooms as Virus Blocks In-Person Meetings
It's going to be a long time before the government can compel individuals to be sequestered in a closed room with 11 strangers, so but for civil litigators, there’s another pathway that remains open for resolving your client’s cases: settlements.

read more
 
March 2020
3/24

Supreme Court-Ordered Mediation Yields Agreement on Release of Low-Risk County Jail Inmates

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued an order late March 22 that will suspend or commute county jail sentences for low-risk inmates in light of the public health emergency caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).

read more
 

Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center offers online mediation
While it’s not business as usual for most individuals and organizations during the COVID-19 crisis, Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center (WCDRC), provides a helpful, online alternative to people who are eager to resolve disputes.

read more
 

Snyder: Mediation Is Critical Right Now
Courts are closed. Attorneys and claims professionals are working from home as best they can. But disputes continue.

read more
 

Tips For Online Mediation In The Age Of Social Distancing

When we cannot physically get together in the midst of our COVID-19 “social distancing” crisis, a practical alternative is to use an internet conferencing platform that allows for audio and video conferencing.

read more
 

James Dolan and Charles Oakley ordered to attend mediation in an attempt to squash Knicks lawsuit
Oakley sued Dolan for defamation, assault and false imprisonment after he was arrested and banned from MSG in 2017.  read more

 
3/17

Choose mediation over litigation in divorce

Mitigating harm to children is one of the primary reasons Michelle Dommisse, director of Michelle Dommisse & Associates, chooses mediation over litigation in divorces.

read more
 

Resolving Financial Disputes Through Mediation

A case study from the perspective of in-house counsel.

read more
 

Are We Ready For Mediation In Outer Space Disputes?

On the 17th February 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria, over 50 participants from some of Nigeria’s leading law firms, the Lagos Ministry of Justice and some of the contestants of the Arizona State University (ASU) Space Governance Innovation Contest based across Nigeria, gathered together for a panel discussion.

read more
 

Don’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Time To Explore Expansion of ODR for ADR

There has never been a better time to experiment both in the courts and in the private sector to expand the use of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for ADR.

read more
 

The World Mediators Alliance on Climate Change?

So, to wrap up: anyone for a World Mediators Alliance on Climate Change? WoMACC has a ring to it.

read more
 

Online and 'intelligent’ dispute resolution benefits are touted at ABA Techshow

Resolving court battles related to a condo dispute, a car collision or child custody matter can take months or even years, burdening litigants and the justice system. Shannon Salter, chair of Canada’s first online tribunal, and Jonathan Verk, founder and creator of the tech company Hyphenus, say there are more efficient ways to handle those kinds of disagreements.

read more
 
3/10

Construction disputes and mediation: securing the right result and getting home for tea

Most significant construction disputes go through, or at least flirt with, mediation at some point. Often it’s the last process they go through – because the success rate of mediation in securing settlements is very high.

read more
 

The best way to achieve a good settlement is to prepare for trial

Many employers and their lawyers do not take the time to properly prepare for mediation, simply going through the motions

read more
 

Seeking Divorce Mediation is a valid option for Divorcing Couple

Lawyer Nicholas Hicks recommends seeking divorce mediation for divorcing couples especially those couples who are on good terms and would like to avoid litigation.

read more
 

The Ed Dept is leaning on mediation to clear backlog of sexual violence cases, sources say

Its push comes as the laws and regulations around Title IX shift, creating a complicated oversight landscape.

read more
 

How Mediators Help Parties Reach Resolution
Monday marked the 12th mediation session between the St. Paul Federation of Educators and the district.

read more
 

The Room Where Mediation Happens: 2020 Insights for a Successful Employment Dispute Resolution

Following are some insights to help your mediations in 2020 be successful, regardless of the party you represent.

read more
 
3/03

Ag credit counselor, mediator: New lending regs hit hard

WATERTOWN, S.D. -- Farmers and ranchers in the region are feeling tougher times, and many will wind up in financial mediation, some professionals say.

read more
 

Peer mediators

Members of Fair View High School’s Peer Mediation Team traveled to UC Berkeley on Feb. 6 to present their program in a breakout workshop session titled “Solve the Drama without your Mama” at the 22nd Annual High School Teens Tackle Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs and Youth Wellness Conference.

read more
 

UP, city headed to mediation
Federal courts have ordered Union Pacific and the City of Palestine to find a mediator by April to negotiate a compromise between the two sides. Such an agreement could avert a lengthy and costly trial over UP's suit to scrap its 150-year-old contract with the city and county and remove 65 local employees.

read more
 

UN Convention that promotes mediation to resolve trade disputes moves closer to entry into force

Singapore and Fiji have become the first countries to ratify a UN treaty that promotes mediation as an alternative and effective method for resolving trade disputes, thus marking an important step towards its entry into force.

read more
 
February 2020
2/25

Tips for a Successful EEOC Mediation

After an EEOC charge is filed, the EEOC may elect to hold mediation at their offices if both parties are willing. Mediation may resolve the dispute without the need for litigation. To improve the chance of a successful resolution, both parties need to have reasonable expectations, come prepared, and consider factors other than monetary terms.

read more
 

Can opening statements for mediation be skipped? Tips for attorneys and mediators

There has been a lot written recently about how to start a mediation: with or without opening remarks by the participants, and with or without an opening statement by the mediator. 

read more
 

A Goldilocks Approach for Mediation Standards

When Frank Sander proposed the “multi-door courthouse” at the Pound Conference in 1976, he probably could not have imagined how widespread the use of mediation would be today in the United States and around the world.

read more
 

Re-imagining Conflict Mediation and the Role of Religion

This winter, Seton Hall's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosted a delegation of officers from Zurich's Center for Security Studies, who challenged the Seton Hall community to reimagine conflict resolution approaches with religious dimensions.

read more
 

Mediation: Don’t Just Mail It In

Mediation requires preparation, and not just in preparing a mediation statement for the mediator's utility. There are two things specifically that attorneys should do in most cases prior to the mediation.

read more
 
2/18

Mediation Can Be an Especially Effective Tool in Business Divorce Litigation

Mediation can be a very effective way to avoid substantial legal fees and costs in any litigation, but this settlement tool can be especially effective in business divorce litigation.

read more
 

Shaheen Bagh protesters mull strategy to talk to SC-appointed mediation panel

Protest organisers held multiple meetings to decide who should represent them at talks and whether a section of the road should be cleared to prevent traffic jams.

read more
 

A rundown of common mediation mistakes

Unrealistic expectations make for a lengthier, bumpy process.In many cases, lawyers are failing to use mediation effectively and doing a disservice to their clients.

read more
 

Mediation Spares Tenant Court Fight

Dara Rose has a month to move out of her Mandy Management-owned apartment in Newhallville — and she is happy about that, after fighting her eviction in court.

read more
 

The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to mediate the Civil Rights Commission dispute. That effort's now in jeopardy.

The public revelation of a confidential meeting to resolve the membership dispute on the Civil Rights Commission is unraveling a last-ditch effort to settle the conflict out of court.

read more
 

America’s Cup: A successful mediation

Following a successful mediation, the America’s Cup Defender and Challenger of Record have come to an agreement on the Match Conditions for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.

read more
 

Mediation ordered in tribes’ request for compact interpretation

OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal court has ordered mediation in the case of the Cherokee Nation and four other tribal governments in Oklahoma that requested a legal determination of whether the tribes’ gaming compacts with the state have expired.

read more
 

Presidio trains new collateral mediators

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. – The Army’s top conflict resolution specialists descended upon the Presidio of Monterey Equal Opportunity Office to certify the post’s newest batch of collateral duty mediators last month. “We’re doing a 40 hour course in basic mediation training,” said Marc Van Nuys, the Army’s director for alternative dispute resolution out of Arlington, Virginia and head instructor for the training team. “The focus is on workplace disputes.”

read more
 

Bankruptcy court approves McClatchy’s mediation request, fueling hope of resolution

A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday ruled that McClatchy Co. can enter mediation with its creditors in two weeks, keeping alive hopes of a timely restructuring of the nation’s second-largest local media company while giving a key government agency time to look into a transaction it has questioned.

read more
 
2/11

OGA Launches Mediation Pilot for License Disputes

The UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has revealed that it has launched a year-long UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) “mediation pilot”.

read more
 

Getting a divorce? Consider mediation or ‘collaborative divorce’

The start of the year is a popular time for couples to meet with lawyers as they contemplate divorce. Rather than opt for costly and drawn-out litigation, many are turning to alternatives such as mediation or what’s known as collaborative divorce.

read more
 

Mediation Likely for Suit Over Counsel Interference at Brooklyn Jail

MANHATTAN (CN) — A year after an electrical fire cut off power and forced a Brooklyn detention center into lockdown, the Second Circuit appeared inclined Tuesday to let the parties mediate a suit over access to public defenders.

read more
 

Mediation program for Kan. farmers eyes transition

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A program that has its roots in helping Kansas farmers through the 1980s farm crisis and which has helped thousands of farmers since then is in transition.

read more
 

Judge sends gaming dispute to mediation

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt and leaders of several tribal nations in Oklahoma expressed hope on Tuesday that mediation ordered by a federal judge could lead to potential resolution of a dispute over casino gaming operations in the state.

read more
 
2/08

Lockport students show support for popular peer mediator

About 150 North Park students break from class to honor Cheatham, a General Motors retiree who has been employed by Lockport City School District for 14 years, had asked district administrators to approve a change in his status from full-time to part-time, in consideration of his age, 62, and the fact that he can't earn more than a certain amount of income without being penalized by Social Security Administration.

read more
 

Congress revives surprise billing debate with proposal for 'mediation'

A major House committee has unveiled largely provider-friendly legislation to tackle surprise medical bills. The House Ways & Means Committee released the legislation on Friday as a bid to end an impasse over how to handle surprise billing with a proposal to use a "mediation" process to handle disputes.

read more
 
Archive