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Brooklyn becomes first borough to require mediation in civil cases

Brooklyn Supreme Court ushered in a new project Thursday requiring all civil cases to pass through a mediation process before proceeding to trial. The first of its kind, the mandatory mediation project hopes to alleviate some the costs and other ...read more

Tom Cruise’s $50 Million Tabloid Lawsuit Moves To Private Mediation

Bad news for anyone hoping Tom Cruise’s $50 million lawsuit against In Touch and Life & Style magazines would mean tons of juicy details surfacing as they battled it out in public court. TheWrap reports that Cruise’s case against Bauer, ...read more

Constitutional Court quashes mandatory mediation system

With the passage of the Mediation Law (Legislative Decree 28/2010), Italy became one of the first EU member states to implement the EU Mediation Directive (2008/52/EC… The law originally provided that a large range of disputes could not be brought ...read more

Oz coal labour dispute

Two global unions have put a major Oz coal exporter on notice for its failure to consult the workforce over an alteration to working agreements. Negotiations for a new enterprise agreement at Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) began last August ...read more

Dispute resolution: Not a gender issue

The inquiry by ousted Prime Minister Julia Gillard into gender discrimination into women at work will not solve the deeper problem of conflict in the workplace, according to Dr Doron Samuell, medical director of Corporate Health Services. Although stress and ...read more

Supermarkets code nears completion after talks with Coles, Woolworths

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) says a new code of conduct for supermarkets is nearing completion after months of negotiations with Coles and Woolworths. Supermarkets and the AFGC have been working on a dispute resolution mechanism at the ...read more

Rugby: Mediation could pave way for Nonu to rejoin Canes

There is a commonsense solution to the problem that is Ma’a Nonu – mediation between him and Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett to pave the way for a return to the capital. Nonu’s heart never left Wellington when he did in ...read more

Online Mediation Training Courses – next course 14 October 2013

In line with the advances of technology, there is now an accessible opportunity to obtain the necessary basic process and skill components of mediation training online and become accredited in accordance with the Australian National Mediator Standards. The Australian Mediation ...read more

AMA hosts All China Federation of Trade Union Delegates

The Australian Mediation Association (AMA) has provided a recent workshop in the area of labor dispute resolution to delegates from the All China Federation of Trade Unions. Attended by over 20 Union delegates, mediators and conflict resolution practitioners including Ms. ...read more

Alternative Dispute Resolution methods deliver better results: WIPO

  Less than 2 percent of technology agreements result in formal dispute proceedings which are generally costly and time-consuming, said a survey issued by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Thursday. The International Survey on Dispute Resolution in Technology Transactions conducted ...read more