you're reading...

International News

What Can The NHL Lockout Teach Us About Mediating Non-Compete And Trade Secret Disputes?

After one hundred thirteen days, the NHL lockout ended with the NHL and its players association reporting that they have reached a tentative deal. By all accounts, federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh, played a significant role in helping the parties break their stalemate and it took him six weeks to do it. During that time, the mediator faced a mountain of obstacles, some of which are present in every dispute, and some of which arise when parties to a hardened dispute fail to get a mediator involved early on. Read More