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City of Monticello and Water Project Contractor in Mediation
3/9/2015 3:56:30 PM
Description: In March, 2013, the City of Monticello, Arkansas announced the first stages of a $10 million water project designed to improve the water service to the city’s residents with a variety of improvements, including the replacement of most of the

China Steps in to Mediate between Sudan and South Sudan
1/24/2015 1:32:32 PM
Description: Claiming to be acting as a ‘responsible world power’ and not in its own interests, China has entered the ongoing dispute between Sudan and South Sudan.  However, many have noted that stabilizing the area is very much in

Los Angeles Headed to Mediation over Rail Yard Project
12/15/2014 9:56:43 PM
Description: The city of Los Angeles is headed to three days of mandatory mediation over a proposed rail yard project valued in excess of $500 million. The city was sued by a coalition including Long Beach City, school officials, and community groups, including

Carrboro Board of Alderman Consider Mediation over Lloyd Farm Development
11/18/2014 5:01:55 PM
Description:   Community opposition to a proposed development at Lloyd Farms in North Carolina has led the Board of Alderman of Carrboro to consider bringing residents and the developer together in mediation.  Community members have expressed concerns

Mediation between Somali Government and Puntland Continues
8/18/2014 9:04:01 PM
Description: Puntland, the northeastern region of Somalia that declared itself autonomous – but not independent – in 1998, has suspended cooperation with the Somali government over disagreements as to the administration of Puntland. 

Study Shows People Prefer Mediation over Litigation in Civil Cases
1/28/2014 11:41:25 AM
Description:   University of California Davis Law Professor Donna Shestowsky has concluded a study involving 400 litigants in 19 States in the USA that demonstrates the overwhelming popularity of mediation over litigation in almost any civil case. 

Jacksonville Bar Association Offers Pro Bono Mediation to Low-Income Individuals
12/3/2013 2:11:20 PM
Description:   Mediation is often thought of as the province of the wealthy as it requires a considerable resource investment to set up and implement, not the least of which is locating and hiring a suitably qualified mediator.  However, mediation is

Federal Judge Rules on Maryland Discrimination Suit—Mediation Now Likely Inept
10/11/2013 7:29:02 AM
Description:   According to a U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake, the State of Maryland has been found guilty of violating desegregation law through its practices of implementing programs at colleges with a predominantly white student body. 

Mediation Helps Ex-BNA Employees Case Draw To A Close
7/27/2013 4:22:46 PM
Description: On July 16th, a federal judge in Virginia tentatively approved the $4.7 million settlement for a class action lawsuit from ex-Bureau of National Affairs Inc employees.  The lawsuit alleged that 401(k) employee participants were never informed

Massey Energy Dispute Headed To Mediation
7/27/2013 3:37:25 PM
Description: A group of shareholders of the Massey Energy Company claim that the company failed to tell the truth about safety records in order to push up stock prices.  After the company had published and shared information about a high level of safety