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Vermont Gas Offers Mediation to Reluctant Landowners Over Rights of Way Disputes
8/18/2014 9:07:04 PM
Description: Struggling to gain rights-of-way for a natural gas pipeline, Vermont Gas has invited landowners who have so far resisted its attempts to secure land-use rights to negotiate through a third party.  Vermont Gas is seeking to build the pipeline


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


Court Orders Mediation in Houston Lawyer Disbarment Dispute
7/25/2014 1:24:08 PM
Description: An Appeals Court in Houston, Texas, has ordered mediation in the disbarment case of attorney Robert Bennett, who was disbarred from the State Bar of Texas in March.  Bennett is also being sued over financial improprieties at his former law firm


Resolving Family Rifts Through Mediation
7/17/2014 2:28:57 PM
Description:   As mediation becomes more frequently THE option of choice for couples going through separation or divorce, many families are also realizing that mediation is a great tool to help them work out other types of crises they may be


Oregon Initiates Program to Encourage Mediation in Malpractice Cases
7/14/2014 5:20:47 PM
Description: The Early Discussion and Resolution Program has officially launched in Oregon.  The program, personally led by Governor John Kitzhaber, is the result of negotiations between trial lawyers in the state and the Oregon Medical Association, and is


Backyard Basketball Headed to Mediation
6/6/2014 5:14:54 PM
Description: A family in Dublin has been sued by their neighbors to force them to stop playing basketball in their own backyard.  The complaint is based on “noise pollution” violations and was submitted to the court by their next-door


Palm Drive Health Care Foundation Requests Court Mediation in bid to Re-Open Palm Drive Hospital
5/16/2014 2:20:45 PM
Description:   The Palm Drive Hospital in California has been closed since April, 2014 after its Board of Directors cited declining overnight stays, declining insurance payments, and stiff competition from other nearby hospitals and filed for Chapter 9


Spousal Support — Some Virginia Basics
4/21/2014 3:13:25 PM
Description: In prior articles, we’ve talked about “Equitable Distribution” of “Marital Property” in Virginia (see “Equitable Distribution--What’s ‘Marital’?” and “Equitable


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


Child Support — Some Virginia Basics
4/9/2014 4:06:29 PM
Description: In Virginia, every parent is responsible for the financial well-being of each of that parent’s children until each child reach the age of 18 or, if the child is still in high school, until the child graduates from high school or turns 19.