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Mediation is ‘common sense’ not a sign of weakness, says Commercial Courts chief

Mr Justice Peter Kelly says mediation is on the rise but still underutilised If, 15 years ago, you had assembled a random group of litigation lawyers and asked each of them to speak for a minute on the topic of more

Transparency marks Montana sex abuse lawsuit mediation

  A weeklong “global mediation” slated to begin April 15 in Seattle will seek a broad settlement for two comprehensive sex abuse lawsuits pending against the diocese of Helena, Mont., and the Ursuline Sisters. More than 360 plaintiffs, several insurance more

Austin police, public can handle complaints in mediation

Rudeness, profanity and inadequate police service are among the allegations that can now lead to a mediation session between Austin police officers and the members of the public who complain about them, according to Police Department policy. The recently implemented more

Family Resolve – the next generation of FDR

The Australian Mediation Association is proud to launch a new cost effective, online dispute resolution platform for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR).  Family Resolve connects parents and partners with Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and mediators using webcam-enabled online dispute resolution to more

US: Mediation Could Speed Tax Appeals

Board of Revisions members county Commissioner Marilyn Brown, Auditor Clarence Mingo, and Treasurer Ed Leonard, have been working for more than three years to develop a first-of-its-kind mediation program for property-value complaints. The board developed the program with the Ohio more

Singapore: Courts to Make Dispute Resolution More Affordable

The Primary Justice project – which Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon describes as an intermediate step between self-help and starting an action in court – involves building up a group of lawyers who will provide basic legal services, such as facilitating more

New Zealand: Calls for Debt Mediation Bill as Farm Repossessed

The repossession of an Okato farm owing $5.6 million to Rabobank has sparked calls for a debt mediation bill to be passed in Parliament. Kelvin Gray was driven off the farm his family had worked on for seven generations when more

Malawi: Two Million People Hold their Breath Over Lake Malawi Mediation

Over two million families who solely depend on Lake Malawi for their livelihoods are anxiously putting their hopes into an upcoming mediation between Malawi and Tanzania intended to put an end to a longstanding ownership dispute. The mediation will start more

EU Parliament Approves Online Transaction Dispute Resolution Platform

The European Commission has announced that the European Parliament voted to support new legislation governing the out-of-court resolution of contractual disputes resulting from online transactions for the sale of goods or services, referred to as Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). The more

Chevron Open to Mediation Over $19 Billion Environmental Damage Fine

A high-level company executive said that Chevron Corp. is open to having the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, or ALBA, or the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, mediate with Ecuador. Chevron has been ordered by an Ecuadorian court more