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High School Headed to Mediation after Teacher is Accused of Sexual Abuse
5/9/2018 6:05:34 PM
Description: Presentation High School will enter into mediation with the group that calls itself Make Pres Safe.  The group is headed up by a former student who is working as an advocate for changes at the school based on how sexual abuse allegations have


Elder Abuse Mediation Program Could be Modeled after Child Custody Program
3/6/2018 12:12:03 AM
Description: The mediation program used to help end child custody disputes in the Australian legal system could be used as the basis to settle elder abuse disputes.  The original program was created to help with complex disputes between parents and has been


Mediation Brings Cautious Optimism in Church Sex Scandal
9/16/2017 2:28:39 PM
Description: Pre-mediation talks are underway in Honolulu, Hawaii concerning more than 100 alleged child sex abuse cases.   The lawsuits accuse Guam clergy and other church members of sexually abusing children.   If parties involved are


Ireland Mediation Program Will Be Voluntary
8/5/2017 5:50:29 PM
Description: One of the main reasons mediation is so effective is because of its voluntary nature.   Now, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan from Ireland is taking advantage of the benefits of a voluntary program and emphasizing how much is can help


Church Sex Abuse Cases Headed to Mediation
8/5/2017 5:47:37 PM
Description: The attorneys for 75 victims of childhood sexual abuse will meet with attorneys for the Catholic Church in Guam in an attempt to resolve their dispute outside of the courtroom.   Their belief is mediation will be the best way to end the


Sex Abuse Case Headed to Mediation
12/26/2016 12:10:34 PM
Description: Residents of a home for Indigenous Stolen Generation children in Darwin are a step closer to gaining compensation from the federal government after providing evidence of a child sexual abuse scandal that was mishandled. Those affected by the abuse


Lawsuit Filed by Diocese of Duluth Will Ensure Mediation Participation
7/19/2016 10:00:37 AM
Description: A lawsuit has been filed by the Diocese of Duluth against five insurance companies in an effort to force their participation in settlement discussions. The lawsuit came after the diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December in the wake of a


Catholic Church Settles Multiple Abuse Lawsuits in Hawaii
2/13/2016 4:42:27 PM
Description: The Catholic Church recently settled 30 lawsuits regarding claims of sexual abuse by priests in Hawaii. There are a total of 63 abuse claims in 40 lawsuits made by people who claim they were abused as children.   Details from several cases


Appellate Court Rules Victims of Domestic Abuse Cannot be Forced into Post-Divorce Mediation
4/10/2015 5:01:02 PM
Description: An appellate court decision has prioritized the protections of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) over the requirements of property settlement agreements (PSAs) that specify mediation be used to settle all disputes. The court ruled that


Mediation Denied in NCAA Lawsuit
1/17/2015 12:14:03 PM
Description: A lawsuit filed by state legislators in an effort to keep the massive fine levied against Penn State by the NCAA over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse charges will go to trial despite the efforts of the State to force the issue into the