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Online Training Helps Sri Lankan Team Place 7th in Mediation World Championship
4/12/2014 2:33:30 PM
Description:   A Sri Lankan team of student mediators placed 7th out of 156 teams in the mediation World Championship competition hosted by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (IADR) with the help of Georgia Southern University’s Mock


Apple and Samsung Agree to New Round of Patent Dispute Mediation
1/15/2014 2:05:56 PM
Description:   Apple and Samsung are two of the largest worldwide electronics companies, each armed with plenty of money and plenty of lawyers.  And they have been locked in a years-long dispute over key patents Apple claims makes Samsung’s


Ghost of References Past: How a 10-year-old Reference May Create a Conflict for Arbitrators or Mediators.
12/16/2013 4:03:23 PM
Description:   Establishing a practice as a neutral in mediation and arbitration can be a very long and arduous undertaking.  In the FMCS program, How to Become a Labor Arbitrator, it is recommended that a new arbitrator have a source of income to


Mediator Appointed in San Ysidro School District Contract Dispute
12/3/2013 2:09:33 PM
Description:   The San Ysidro School District successfully petitioned the California Public Employment Relations Board to appoint a mediator to help negotiate the disputed contract between the school district and the local teacher’s union. 


English Professor Keeps Her Job And Reaches A Settlement Through Mediation
9/9/2013 10:47:27 PM
Description:   Wang Ping, a professor of English at Macalester college, filed a discrimination lawsuit against her employer that has recently reached a settlement through mediation.  However, this claim turned out differently than many do, as Ping has


Mediation Talks Lead To San Diego Mayor Resignation
8/24/2013 1:18:05 PM
Description: After numerous claims of sexual harassment and an increasing number of women coming forward to report their stories, San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith reported that a proposed resolution had been reached on Thursday, although news reports


Fifteen Ways to be a Great Neighbor
7/11/2013 3:04:19 PM
Description:     Aline Cole Barrett and Linda Laird        Everyone wants to live in a safe, friendly neighborhood. By being a good neighbor and building relationships with those who live close by, you can contribute to


Kindness and Divorce
4/28/2013 2:19:01 PM
Description: On first glance, many people might reflect that the two words kindness and divorce do not belong together. As a mediator of family matters for a number of years I have seen the behavior emanating as a result of “kindness” to be


Parents Enter Mediation with New York Department of Education
4/27/2013 12:27:12 PM
Description:   Parents in the upper West side of New York City will be entering mediation with the state’s Department of Education over PCBs found in the light fixtures of the area’s public schools.  The dispute began with a lawsuit filed


Former Students of Coach Attempting to Compel Mediation for Molestation Claims
2/21/2013 2:03:46 PM
Description: Two men who attended Monroe County schools as students are compelling mediation in their civil suits alleging molestation by former Alabama and Mississippi prep football coach, Dwight Bowling.  According to reports in The Northeast Mississippi