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IRS Tax Debt Mediation Will Now Take Less Time
12/26/2016 12:11:46 PM
Description: The lengthy process taxpayers were forced to endure when there was a dispute that involved the IRS will now be more efficient. The agency has created a Fast Track Mediation program, designed to resolve collection issues concerning outstanding tax


New Mediation System for Crop Disputes Voted On in Oregon
5/23/2015 1:20:32 PM
Description: With so-called genetically modified crops, or GMO, causing much conflict across the country as people argue over the potential health and environmental impact of such engineered foods, disputes between farmers and companies over cross-pollination


District Court Orders 4 Star Resolution, FTC, and New York’s Attorney General into Mediation
4/10/2015 4:59:45 PM
Description: An ongoing dispute between debt collection agency 4 Star Resolution, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York State’s Attorney General’s office has been referred to mediation by a U.S. District Court. 4 Star Resolution had been


Chinese Workers Reject Walmart Mediation Plan
6/6/2014 5:14:07 PM
Description: The closing of a Walmart store in China's Hunan Province has prompted a lawsuit filed against the American corporation by a collection of workers laid off in the process.  The lawsuit was sent to mediation between the workers and Walmart, which


Tribe Rejects Shawnee City Mediation Offer
4/12/2014 2:34:16 PM
Description:   A call for mediation by Shawnee City to settle a dispute over sales tax issues has been unceremoniously rejected by the Potawatomi Nation Indian Tribe in the State of Oklahoma in the United States.   The dispute stems from the


Updates in Detroit Mediation Case
11/20/2013 5:12:40 PM
Description:                 The federal bankruptcy judge responsible for mediating Detroit’s bankruptcy has recommended that nine nonprofit foundations set up a fund to support


Minnesota Legislature Votes On Extension of Farmer-Lender Mediation Program
4/23/2013 9:21:41 PM
Description:   Legislation calling for an extension of Minnesota’s farmer-lender mediation program, known as HF 251 and written by Rep. Jeanne Poppe, has passed the House and will now go to the Senate before being enacted into law.  Formerly set


Extension of Farmer-Lender Mediation Act Passed by House
2/20/2013 12:54:14 PM
Description:   This past Thursday, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted 124-5 for a four-year extension of The Farmer-Lender Mediation Act, a state law that was created to assist farmers who hit particularly difficult times financially due to


Watch Your E-Mails: Your Tenants May Be Reading Them
12/19/2012 3:41:32 PM
Description:   Andrew B. Turk Standards governing e-discovery are evolving.  Attorneys and courts have struggled to adapt traditional discovery methods to the electronic age.  Though there are currently no bright line rules, the author offers


Myths and Misconceptions of Negotiations in Mediation
10/8/2012 4:39:53 PM
Description:     Myth #1: People Mean What They Say Reality: Absolute Statements are Expressions of Current Intent   Most of us believe that people mean what they say.  But, in the heat of negotiation in mediation, people do not always