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University of Oregon Commences Contract Mediation with Teacher’s Union
8/25/2014 4:56:42 PM
Description: With the guidance of a mediator assigned by the Employment Relations Board, the University of Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) have begun contract negotiations for the term running from 2014 until 2016.  The two sides


Detroit Bankruptcy Mediation “Grand Bargain” Attacked as Not Impartial
8/18/2014 9:05:27 PM
Description: Syncora, the bond issuer that has a stake worth hundreds of millions of dollars in Detroit’s ongoing bankruptcy saga has insisted that an arbitration ruling that exhibited “naked favoritism” for the city’s pension program and


Bankruptcy Mediation in San Bernardino Begins
8/18/2014 9:04:43 PM
Description: Continuing an ongoing trend of over-committed U.S. cities of all sizes seeking bankruptcy protection, San Bernardino, California has been engaged in negotiations with its largest creditor, CalPERS for several months.  When the city took the


Federal Judge Criticizes Charles Ergen Over Behavior during Mediation Process
7/9/2014 6:00:31 PM
Description: The mediation process seeking to resolve the outstanding debt structure of Harbinger Capital Management as it emerges from bankruptcy appears to be headed for success – no thanks to Harbinger’s largest creditor, who was specifically


Creditors and the LightSquared Company Use Mediation to Settle Dispute
5/29/2014 3:00:16 PM
Description:   The Wireless company LightSquared and its creditors are headed to court-ordered mediation to settle their bankruptcy plan.  The bankrupted company’s creditors include Dish Network, and they are hoping a restructured plan will help


Caribbean Resort Ordered into Mediation with Lenders
4/25/2014 1:28:03 PM
Description:   Scrub Island Resort, located in the British Virgin Islands and operated since 2010, has been ordered into mandatory mediation sessions with their primary lender, FirstBank Puerto Rico over their filed restructuring proposal involving nearly


Financial Documents To Collect For Divorce Mediation
4/24/2014 2:22:42 PM
Description: When you start a divorce process, there are a number of documents that you’ll want to collect for your reference. You’ll also need them for your mediator and attorney and ultimately for your spouse. Collecting this information for some


Overview of Equitable Distribution in Virginia …Step #2…What’s ‘Equitable’?
4/24/2014 2:19:29 PM
Description:   In our last posting (“Equitable Distribution…Step #1”), we talked about identifying “marital” and “separate” property. We’ll get into more nitty-gritty about “marital” and


Equitable Distribution in Virginia…Step #1…What’s “Marital” Property?
4/14/2014 10:46:20 AM
Description: In a prior post (Financial Documents to Collect…), we provided a pretty complete list of the kinds of documents you will want to collect prior to meeting with counsel or prior to your first mediation session. This should give you a great view


Detroit Creditors Criticize Mediator for Public Endorsement of Mediation Deal
1/6/2014 4:50:15 PM
Description:   As the city of Detroit struggles through the largest public bankruptcy in the history of the United States, some of its creditors are publicly unhappy with the Federal Judge appointed as Mediator in the situation.  At issue are public