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Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Court rejects arbitrator's past practice analysis, denies claim for commuting benefit

    Court rejects arbitrator's past practice analysis, denies claim for commuting benefit
    The NJ Appellate Division has upheld a lower court decision vacating an arbitrator's award, finding the arbitrator's analysis "illogical" and in excess of his authority.  In  State of NJ (Division of State Police) v. State…
  • Apr 9

    Arbitrator rejects termination for use of excessive force, finds disparate treatment

    Arbitrator rejects termination for use of excessive force, finds disparate treatment
    Arbitrator Richard Miller has modified the termination of a police officer for the City of St. Paul, MN. The officer had been dismissed for what the City believed to be the excessive use of force.On the evening of June 24, 2016, the officer…
  • Feb 26

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse
    Arbitrator ignored limitations in cbaThe cba between CenterPoint Energy and the Gas Workers sets forth several offenses which provide "absolute causes" for discharge and limit an arbitrator to the question of whether the employee, in fact,…
Rank this Week: 25

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Job Posting: Iowa State University

    Job Posting: Iowa State University
    ISU is hiring an Ombuds Officer to fill a position vacated by Elaine Newell , who opened the office in 2008. The Iowa State Ombuds reports to the University President and serves employees and graduate students -- a total population…
  • Apr 22

    Job Posting: Louisiana State University

    Job Posting: Louisiana State University
    LSU has opened a search for an Ombudsperson to restart its shuttered office.  The public university in Baton Rouge had an Ombuds program from 2006 through 2011, when it was closed due to budget cuts. The LSU assists nearly 40,0000…
  • Apr 19

    Ombuds Head to Minneapolis for 2017 IOA Conference

    Ombuds Head to Minneapolis for 2017 IOA Conference
    The International Ombudsman Association will convene its 12th annual conference April 21-23, 2017 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.  For attendees' convenience, here are links to prior Ombuds Blog articles about the event:Call for…
Rank this Week: 5057

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Apr 21

    This Is Dedication

    This Is Dedication
    Kelly Browe Olson and Alyson Carrel, the Spring Conference Standing Committee Co-Chairs of the ABA DR Conference here in San Francisco, are truly dedicated to the success of the event. Here they are at the Thursday reception. Not only do they…
  • Apr 20

    Israel Reflections 2017–The Truth (?) of Masada

    Israel Reflections 2017–The Truth (?) of Masada
    From student J.J. Moore, here is a reflection on how the story that is told depends on the storyteller.  I have always loved ruins. Ruins tell a story and bring an appreciation of the past. However, a forgotten aspect of ruins is the…
  • Apr 19

    Aragaki – The Dao of Friendly Skie

    Aragaki – The Dao of Friendly Skie
    FOI Hiro Aragaki (Loyola-LA) provides his thoughts on last week’s United Airlines debacle. In the past week the Internet went ablaze with news reports of United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao’s merciless ejection from a…
Rank this Week: 1261

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Taking Steps Towards A New Life After Divorce

    Taking Steps Towards A New Life After Divorce
    A divorce can actually be a life-shattering experience for many people. But you just cannot be down and remain submerged in your agony. Check out the following steps to revive and lead a new life once the divorce proceedings are over. You…
  • Apr 20

    Tips To Deal With Worries During Your Divorce

    Tips To Deal With Worries During Your Divorce
    During a divorce process, there are many emotions that take place in the minds of the affected spouses. One of the major ones among them is worrying. Though worrying is not necessarily bad, how one deal with it can be a major concern? It can…
  • Apr 19

    Psychological Stages During And After A Divorce

    Psychological Stages During And After A Divorce
    Psychological stress during a divorce is common and most individuals who go through a divorce experience it. Often, those who experience psychological stress were not prepared for what was in store for them. The unpreparedness catches them…
Rank this Week: 1531

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Apr 20

    Dispute Resolution Protocol

    Dispute Resolution Protocol
    It's not enough to suggest that in resolving disputes, we ought to encourage the use of mediation or negotiation or some other techniques that are preferable to a long, drawn-out lawsuit. Litigants often are not comfortable enough with ADR to…
  • Mar 25

    Compared to what?

    Compared to what?
    In my sometimes over-simplified way of looking at negotiated agreements, I have argued that the only proper way to evaluate a potential deal is to compare it to alternatives that are actually available. Do not compare it to the deal that…
  • Mar 17

    Aikido and conflict resolution

    Aikido and conflict resolution
    I had a chance at the SXSW Interactive Conference this week, to attend an introductory session on how the principles of the martial art of Aikido can be applied to resolving workplace and other conflicts. The presenters used the symbols of…
Rank this Week: 4008

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • Apr 20

    Smartphone’s Popup Keypad Frustrates Formation of Arbitration Agreement

    Smartphone’s Popup Keypad Frustrates Formation of Arbitration Agreement
    A recent decision involving the Uber ride-sharing app demonstrates an important principle in arbitration law.  A party may have a well-drafted arbitration agreement, and the terms of the agreement may be appropriate.  However, if…
  • Apr 7

    California: The Wild, Wild West of Arbitration Law

    California: The Wild, Wild West of Arbitration Law
    The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision following its tradition of finding creative ways to avoid FAA preemption.  The court’s analysis provides an interesting blueprint for other states to develop consumer and…
  • Mar 30

    Third Circuit: Arbitration Agreement Not Validly Formed Through An “Interactive Voice-Response Telephone System”

    Third Circuit: Arbitration Agreement Not Validly Formed Through An “Interactive Voice-Response Telephone System”
    In Bobbie James v. Global TelLink Corp, No. 16-1555 (Mar. 29, 2017), the Third Circuit held that the defendant telecom company had failed to create a binding arbitration agreement (click here for a copy of the decision).   As…
Rank this Week: 2139

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Managed or Mangled Money

    Managed or Mangled Money
    April 20, 2017 – If you’ve had money in an actively managed large cap fund in the United States for the past five years, there’s an 88.40% chance your manager underperformed and you would have been better off in a simple,…
  • Apr 18

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie
    April 18, 2017 – Earlier this month during National Retirement Planning Week, the California Department of Insurance issued a Press Release urging Californians to “plan for retirement and carefully consider annuities.”…
  • Feb 16

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”
    February 16, 2017 – Proud to announce the recent publication of “A Good Fit,” an article I co-authored for Workers’ Compensation (WC), a quarterly periodical of CLM Publishing. Subtitled “Structured settlements…
Rank this Week: 2463

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Clear Statement Rules and the Integrity of Labor Arbitration

    Clear Statement Rules and the Integrity of Labor Arbitration
    Professor Stephen F. Ross, Lewis H. Vovakis Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Director of the Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research at Penn State Law, and Roy Eisnehardt, Lecturer in Sports Law at the University of…
  • Apr 17

    FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Investor $1 Million in Damages Over Broker's Misleading Statement

    FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Investor $1 Million in Damages Over Broker's Misleading Statement
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration panel has reportedly awarded an investor more than $1 million due to a securities broker’s misleading statements.
  • Apr 10

    The Centrist Case Against Current (Conservative) Arbitration Law

    The Centrist Case Against Current (Conservative) Arbitration Law
    Professor Stephen J. Ware, University of Kansas School of Law, has written an interesting paper entitled, “The Centrist Case Against Current (Conservative) Arbitration Law,” Florida Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 5, 2016.
Rank this Week: 233

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3508

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative…

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

Covers collaborative divorce, family law, and mediation. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://FamilyDiplomacy.com/blog
  • Apr 10

    Collaborative Law Featured in Pensacola News Journal

    Collaborative Law Featured in Pensacola News Journal
    Thanks to the efforts of dedicated family law attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals, collaborative law is spreading throughout Florida, including in Pensacola. Collaborative law, also referred to as collaborative…
  • Apr 5

    You Already Have A Prenup

    You Already Have A Prenup
    Congratulations, you are getting married!  You found the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life, and now you have a big, bright future ahead!  But now the P-word has come up: Prenup. You and your fiance may be…
  • Mar 27

    Bitcoin and Divorce

    Bitcoin and Divorce
    Bitcoin is a relatively new type of currency that is not controlled by any government but rather is decentralized.  It is oftentimes referred to as a “cryptocurrency” as it is not physical.  Bitcoins are maintained…
Rank this Week: 1896

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    Check-In For Charity Progre

    Check-In For Charity Progre
    Celebrating our 15 years of private mediation has kicked off to a great start. Last quarter we asked attorneys and their clients to check-in for charity during our mediations.  For each check in we donated $15 to our five chosen…
  • Mar 20

    Are You a Bad Communicator or is the Other Person a Bad Listener? Or Both?

    Are You a Bad Communicator or is the Other Person a Bad Listener? Or Both?
    Not everyone absorbs information the same way and some of us are better at it than others. You may need to adjust your communication style to best fit how your clients learn and process information. Different people have different learning…
  • Mar 9

    How to Handle High-Stress Situations and Difficult Conversation

    How to Handle High-Stress Situations and Difficult Conversation
    Stress and conversations often go hand-in-hand. The topic may be difficult, the person you’ll be talking to may be difficult and you may just want to avoid the whole thing. But whatever the issue delaying a tough conversation may not be…
Rank this Week: 4481

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Apr 1

    Human Rights & ICTs: Presentation to Amnesty International

    Human Rights & ICTs: Presentation to Amnesty International
    I was invited to give a presentation of around 20 – 25 minutes to Amnesty International’s 2017 Chairs Assembly & Directors Forum (CADF) meeting, held for the first time in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Focussed on the work done through…
  • Mar 21

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic
    I was invited to deliver a short-talk, as part of a public discussion looking at ‘Cross Cutting Dynamics of Online Democracy: Mainstreaming Internet Freedom and the Right to Privacy in Sri Lanka”, at the Bar Association of Sri…
  • Mar 21

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist
    ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online,…
Rank this Week: 310

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
  • Apr 1

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  • Mar 27

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    Links for 2017-03-26 [del.icio.us]
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  • Mar 23

    Links for 2017-03-22 [del.icio.us]

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    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 4875

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
  • Jan 23

    Alternative Fact

    Alternative Fact
    When Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” on Sunday to describe Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s counter-portrayal of the size of President Trump’s inauguration crowds, her comments were greeted derisively…
Rank this Week: 1979

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 788

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany. By Peter Bert.

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 2862

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Occasional items on ADR - mostly Arbitration

https://geoffreybh.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 3

    Thoughts on the logic of Brexit

    Thoughts on the logic of Brexit
    May I suggest that it is arguable that to adopt the result of a referendum as definitive and final is counter to the principles of a parliamentary democracy?   That is the logical implication of the judgment of the majority of the…
  • Dec 21

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication
    In Amey Wye Valley Ltd v The County of Herefordshire District Council [2016] EWHC 2368 (TCC) the learned Judge observed, “Errors of fine detail are part of the process effectively accepted by Parliament as a consequence of the process…
  • May 14

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?
    Arbitration – a Law unto itself?  Fortunately, there is no copyright in titles, as I would like to take as a text the title of the 30th Annual Lecture organised by The School of International Arbit… Source: Arbitration…
Rank this Week: 1879

DIPr Argentina

DIPr Argentina

Covers international private law (conflicts of law) and international commercial arbitration law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). By Julio Cesar Cordoba and Maria B. Noodt Taquela.

http://www.diprargentina.com/
Rank this Week: 1089

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Preservation of Biodiversity & Jallikattu

    Preservation of Biodiversity & Jallikattu
    Readers would be well aware of the recent massive protests in Tamil Nadu regarding the banning of Jallikattu and the subsequent events consequential to the protests, such as the promulgation of the Ordinance allowing Jallikattu and the Tamil…
  • Jan 15

    Empirical Findings in International Arbitration: Part I

    Empirical Findings in International Arbitration: Part I
    Christopher R Drahozal has come up with a paper titled "Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview". For those uninitiated, Drahozal has been writing a lot about empirical analysis in International Arbitration, including…
  • Dec 20

    Failures in Law Making: The Case of Arbitration Law in India

    Failures in Law Making: The Case of Arbitration Law in India
    A recently published paper of this blawgger deals with failures in law making with focus on arbitration law in India. The abstract is provided below:The Statement of Objects and Reasons to the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill,…
Rank this Week: 3096

Eye On Conflict: Views From the…

Eye On Conflict: Views From the World of Mediation

Covers how conflict could be resolved with the help of a trained mediator. By Lee Jay Berman.

http://eyeonconflict.com/
  • Jan 21

    Holding the Middle Is Hard Work This Week

    Holding the Middle Is Hard Work This Week
    The middle is not a compromise. It's not a lack of opinion or feeling. It's also not a passive place. It's a very active role in holding center while others around you get pulled (sometimes manipulated) to the extremes. The middle…
  • Jan 9

    Beloved Meryl Streep Missed a Huge Opportunity

    Beloved Meryl Streep Missed a Huge Opportunity
    As a mediator and leadership coach, I have to say this: While generally I don't disagree with most of what Meryl Streep said during her acceptance speech for the Hollywood Foreign Press's Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight's Golden Globe…
  • Jul 10

    The Future of Policing

    The Future of Policing
    Years ago, I mediated a case involving alleged police brutality. I’ve mediated several of them, but this one stood out from the rest. The plaintiff (the alleged victim) was African American and fairly muscular. The two officers, the…
Rank this Week: 1361

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Notary Fees Increase California

    Notary Fees Increase California
    January 19 2017Notary Public Maximum Fees Effective 1/1/17 Maximum fees that can be charged by a notary public for taking a proof of deed will increase from $10 to $15. Currently, the law sets maximum fees that may be charged by a notary…
  • Jan 14

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death
    01/14/2017Keeping you informedDisclosures Death of Occupant Rule Clarified Effective 9/25/16 The existing law concerning disclosure of death of an occupant is clarified to say that the death of an occupant, or the manner of death, occurring…
  • Jan 9

    Legal Education California

    Legal Education California
    January 09 2017As a California Real Estate Broker, a Mediator with the California Association of Realtors, itis important to complete continuing education as to the profession.This week the California Association of Realtors are…
Rank this Week: 2981

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

Explores mediation as a better solution for resolving any type of dispute. By Paula M. Lawhon.

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    Divorce Mediator Marin

    Divorce Mediator Marin
    We are a firm of neutral divorce mediators in Marin, San Francisco and the East Bay (Lafayette) working collaboratively with individuals and families to reach complete agreements outside of court. As divorce mediators in Marin, we work with…
  • Dec 22

    Regaining Balance in Marin; Mindfulness Skills for Parents in Transition

    Regaining Balance in Marin; Mindfulness Skills for Parents in Transition
    Liz Salin, MFT and Ruth Jaeger, LCSW, have just completed a very successful first series of Regaining Balance, a six week course for parents who are experiencing a separation or divorce. The class focuses on teaching participants to use…
  • Mar 3

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce
    In a divorce, spouses can transfer retirement funds from one spouse's account to the other spouse as part of the property settlement in the divorce mediation. In this post, San Francisco Divorce Mediator Shelley Kennedy describes the steps…
Rank this Week: 238

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 1

    How to Slowly Prepare for a Divorce

    How to Slowly Prepare for a Divorce
    Having Time to Think and PlanIf you are not in an emergency situation or under pressure to make quick decisions, you can actually prepare for a divorce that can be fairly rational.  That's not to say that you and your spouse will not act…
  • Dec 1

    Comparison Shopping for Attorney

    Comparison Shopping for Attorney
    When people are considering filing for divorce, they usually start to think about  hiring an attorney. Unless someone knows a family law attorney or has had experience with many attorneys, it may be hard to get started in choosing one.…
  • Oct 15

    Is Collaborative Law Safe Without the Injunctions?

    Is Collaborative Law Safe Without the Injunctions?
    In almost every divorce, Collaborative or litigated, there is mistrust between the parties.  Often, one or both parties feel vulnerable and at risk of being taken advantage of. Fortunately, Collaborative Divorces have safety features to…
Rank this Week: 858

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Sep 20

    Debunking More Divorce Mediation Myth

    Debunking More Divorce Mediation Myth
    It’s been awhile since I discussed the common myths about divorce mediation, and some additional myths have become commonplace over the last couple of years. Let’s debunk the following common myths about divorce mediation to help…
  • Aug 22

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation
    Negotiation is a key part of divorce mediation, as each party attempts to come to an agreement about division of assets and debt, co-parenting if applicable, and settling all of the complicated details associated with divorce. Effective…
  • Jun 17

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation
    Of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath/anger, and sloth/laziness), six are incredibly harmful to the negotiation process in divorce mediation. Many of these, such as pride, envy and anger, may have been some of…
Rank this Week: 1382

MN Family Law Blog

MN Family Law Blog

Covers Minnesota family law. By Arrigoni Law.

http://arrigonilawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Pitfalls In Handling Your Own Divorce

    Pitfalls In Handling Your Own Divorce
    I have seen an increase in people trying to draft their own Divorce Judgment and Decree, which often leads to numerous problems and additional fees and expense to redraft the Decree or for the need to move to amend it because of…
  • Aug 19

    Resolving Parenting Disputes With A Parenting Consultant

    Resolving Parenting Disputes With A Parenting Consultant
    Many Family Law Lawyers and some Judges are now encouraging parties to stipulate and agree to use a Parenting Consultant to resolve parenting time disputes in divorces, post dissolution issues, parenting time scheduling issues for holidays…
  • Aug 2

    Lack Of Employment Increases Probability of Divorce

    Lack Of Employment Increases Probability of Divorce
    In Fusion on August 1, 2016 Author, Taryn Hillin, noted that an extensive Harvard Study confirms that men who are not able to find employment or play the role of “breadwinner” are more likely to get divorced. It is noted that…
Rank this Week: 1496

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 2706

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Covers mediation.

http://www.uww-adr.com/category/blog
  • Jul 26

    Part 2: Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not

    Part 2: Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not
    Part 2: In its analysis, the Court concluded that there was no showing or finding that without the prospect of a multiplier to an otherwise reasonable fee award, the Plaintiffs would have had difficulty finding competent counsel. The court…
  • Jul 19

    Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not

    Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not
    As noted by the Court, the facts of the case are pretty straightforward. The insured homeowners suffered a loss when a refrigerator water line broke and caused some flooding inside their house. They sought coverage from their insurer under…
  • Jun 13

    Proposals for Settlement: Their Role, Sanctions, and Whether Time to Decide Can Be Enlarged by Court

    Proposals for Settlement: Their Role, Sanctions, and Whether Time to Decide Can Be Enlarged by Court
    Every now and then some of your failures come back to humble you. Little did I know that after 15 years mediating cases, my 25 years as a civil litigator would result in a conflict case that may go to the Supreme Court of Florida. That may…
Rank this Week: 1383

Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

Covers common German law, tax law, ADR and ODR. By Axel Hellinger.

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Jul 4

    Recyclix und die BaFin

    Recyclix und die BaFin
    Update: Die Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht stellt Nachforschungen hinsichtlich Recyclix an. Wie mir aus zuverlässiger Quelle mitgeteilt wurde, hat die BaFin mittlerweile begonnen, in der Sache „Recyclix“…
  • Jun 19

    Smart Contract | Wirksamkeit & Unwirksamkeit von Vertragsprogrammen

    Smart Contract | Wirksamkeit & Unwirksamkeit von Vertragsprogrammen
    Der Smart Contract wird aktuell als bahnbrechende Fortentwicklung des Rechtssystems gehandelt. Die genaue Betrachtung ist jedoch ernüchternd. Vielfach fehlt es an Rechtswirksamkeit des Smart Contract selbst. Neben dieser und anderer…
  • May 29

    Shariff | Die sichere Social-Media-Button-Lösung

    Shariff | Die sichere Social-Media-Button-Lösung
    Ihre persönlichen Daten sollten so gut wie möglich geschützt sein. Daher finden Sie hier nicht mehr die üblichen Social-Media Buttons, sondern die Lösung über „Shariff“. Denn die üblichen…
Rank this Week: 2621

Brains On Purpose

Brains On Purpose

Looks at conflict resolution, including mediation and negotiation, through the lens of neuroscience. By Stephanie West Allen and Jeffrey M. Schwartz.

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
Rank this Week: 1080

ADR Law Texas

ADR Law Texas

Covers news, developments, appellate court decisions and supreme court case law addressing issues of arbitration, mediation, and other means of nonjudicial conflict resolution and settlement. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://texas-arbitration-case-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4956

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Jan 14

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?
    Investors need to be careful when they review and rely on performance reports provided by their stockbroker or financial advisor.  I recently reviewed a performance report that was provided to an investor by a major warehouse brokerage…
  • Apr 8

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?
    FINRA recently underwent some changes to its BrokerCheck website.  For those that do not know, BrokerCheck is the online repository in which the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discloses certain information about stock…
  • Mar 27

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011
    FINRA recently reported its February 2011 arbitration statistics. For the two-month period ended February 28, 2011, 837 claims were filed. This represents a decrease of 9% as compared to the number of cases filed in February 2010 (918). The…
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Blog Arbitration

Blog Arbitration

Online Colloquium on Law & Practice of Arbitration Globally.

http://blogarbitration.com/
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Jul 28

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement
    In this post, Martin Andrew Jarret reviews UK Supreme Court’s landmark decision to grant anti-suit injunction in favour of an arbitration agreement despite no intention to initiate arbitration. Overview On 12 June 2013, the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 3746

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 2901

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Apr 8

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence
    Public policy in New Jersey has long favored the ability of parties to resolve their disputes (including elements of a divorce and parenting) on their own, so long as the agreements are fair and equitable.  But what happens when domestic…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State
    “You’ve been served!”  Most of us are aware of that TV phrase.  For most cases, that is how a complaint is “legally” given to a defendant.  It is the official way of putting them on notice they are…
  • Jan 28

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation
    From the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is a nice presentation on divorce mediation.  Please note that divorce mediation is not free in NJ.   No related posts.
Rank this Week: 1235

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 2464

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Covers family law and dispute resolution. By the Law Firm of Naylor, Williams & Tracy, Inc.

http://tulsafamilylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 19

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma
    Most people hold a formal ceremony to establish their marriage. Married couples get a license and formally record their ceremonial marriage at the courthouse. Oklahoma is among a handful of states that still recognize non-ceremonial…
  • Sep 19

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma
    Most people hold a formal ceremony to establish their marriage. Married couples get a license and formally record their ceremonial marriage at the courthouse. Oklahoma is among a handful of states that still recognize non-ceremonial…
  • Apr 10

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21
    It’s silly season in the Oklahoma Legislature. One of the silliest ideas is to put politicians in charge of the commission that nominates Oklahoma judges. Lawmakers are threatening to abolish the commission and freeze judicial salaries…
Rank this Week: 3753

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Aug 19

    Patent Litigation

    Patent Litigation
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published on Tesla's website in June 2014 that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. 
  • Aug 18

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial
    Although we usually expect arbitrators to be impartial, the Supreme Court of Texas vacated an arbitration award because the chosen arbitrators were too impartial.Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, __S.W.3d__, 2014 WL 2789429 (Tex. June…
  • Aug 15

    Awareness, Choice and Action

    Awareness, Choice and Action
    Teaching principles of peacemaking is based on three ideas: Awareness, choice, and action.  Much conflict stems from automatic, reactive behavior. We, as humans, are hard wired to protect our personal identities.
Rank this Week: 3128

Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Aug 18

    When is Mediation not Mediation?

    When is Mediation not Mediation?
    Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an article about the Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Mediation Panels (MMP), with the headline “Medical Mediation Rarely Provides Closure”. The only problem with the article and the…
  • Jan 21

    How does a mediator spell success?

    How does a mediator spell success?
    Like many mediators, I am often asked how many of my cases result in a settlement, as opposed to impasse. The question implies that a successful mediation results in a full settlement of all issues, and that anything less is an impasse,…
  • Dec 9

    Practice!

    Practice!
    An old joke relates the story of a tourist in New York City who asks someone on the street how he can get to Carnegie Hall. The native New Yorker responds “Practice!” The same can be said for negotiating. Whether you are using a…
Rank this Week: 4462

Workplaces That Work

Workplaces That Work

Covers workplace conflict management systems. By Blaine Donais.

http://workplacesthatwork.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto
    The Workplace Fairness Institute offers this two day professional development seminar to ADR professionals, ombuds, human resources practitioners, diversity consultants, managers and union representatives.  This seminar will provide…
  • May 29

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary
    The Workplace Fairness Institute is offering a one day training session to become Workplace Fairness Analysts.This designation demonstrates that a workplace practitioner is qualified to use the tools developed by the Workplace Fairness…
  • May 29

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI
    The top-down management of conflict in the workplace can be frustrating for everyone. Typically, conflict is addressed after things have gotten out of hand and the conflict is entrenched in the workplace. Your best employees have left and…
Rank this Week: 621

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

http://www.massachusettsfamilylawfirm.com/blog
  • Jun 2

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania
    About ten years ago, a same-sex couple married on the first day that the state of Massachusetts allowed for legalized same-sex weddings. According to a report in the L.A. Times, the women relocated to Pennsylvania with their one-year-old…
  • May 26

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett
    Custody determinations are extremely challenging during the divorce process. Emotions are high as parents work, struggle and sometimes fight to decide the best living arrangements for their children. Custody mediation is meant to ease the…
  • May 19

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement
    Another celebrity divorce scandal is in the newspapers. This time, the controversy involves comedian and talk show host Sherri Shepherd and her husband of nearly three years. According to the Los Angeles Times, the major areas of contention…
Rank this Week: 3364

The G&G ADR Blog

The G&G ADR Blog

Covers dispute resolution topics. By Grossman & Grossman P.A.

http://www.thegrossmanlawoffice.com/grossman-and-grossman-family-divorce-lawyers-blog
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution
     A couple of weekends ago, our neighbor who recently sold her house was having a massive yard sale. Almost no parking is available in front of her home.  The hoards were squeezing their cars along the side of our …The post…
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution
     A couple of weekends ago, our neighbor who recently sold her house was having a massive yard sale. Almost no parking is available in front of her home.  The hoards were squeezing their cars along the side of our …
  • Jan 17

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK
    I have a dear friend named Teris. She is one of those soul friends who gets me and I get her and no matter what we are talking about, we both get it. So, it should not surprise you that when she mentioned her need to get LASIK surgery…
Rank this Week: 2700

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 651

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

Provides articles and information on collaborative practice throughout the world. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://abcdivorcecollaborative.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 12

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained
    The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are teaming up to bring a training on the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce on March 20-22, 2014.  Attorneys, Financial…
  • Nov 12

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained
    The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are teaming up to bring a training on the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce on March 20-22, 2014.  Attorneys, Financial…
  • Oct 16

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe
    From Shawn Weber, Esq.: 1. Use a full team model. It can seem daunting to think of adding multiple professionals to one’s divorce case. A full collaborative divorce team would be a coach for each party, two attorneys, a child specialist…
Rank this Week: 2540

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

http://www.hudginsmediation.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children
    Playworks, a non-profit that contracts with schools to bring organization, socialization and conflict resolution skills to school playgrounds, has incorporated rock-paper-scissors in its curriculum.   (Disclosure:  my daughter…
  • Jan 17

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.
    I have been extolling the virtues of listening as a condition precedent to persuasion in mediation and negotiation.  It was interesting to read that political pollsters are touting the same thing. The Washington Post had a long article…
  • Jun 7

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 3736

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Covers healthcare arbitration and mediation, end-of-life decisions, and medical malpractice claims. By Healthcare Neutral.

http://www.healthcareneutraladrblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?
           I just read an interesting post by David Whelan on The Health Care Blog. In short, he points out that on full implementation, ObamaCare will drastically reduce the number of uninsured patients seen at most tax exempt hospitals in…
  • Sep 10

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie
         For many years, the American Health Lawyers Association ("AHLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution Service has offered basic (one day) training courses in arbitration and mediation. I just heard from Geoff Drucker, Manager of the ADR…
  • Sep 4

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform
         The New Jersey State Bar Association's Health Law Section kicks off its 2012-2013 meeting year on September 11th with a program entitled: "Health Reform Is Alive And Well...Sort Of...The View From Providers And Insurers." It begins…
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