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Host School Brenau University Takes Top Honors in International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament
11/12/2014 5:27:31 PM
Description: The 15th Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament was hosted by Brenau University in Gainesville, Florida in November, with the host school taking the top position in the team category.   The Tournament was established by the


Water Bill Sends Oklahoma Towns to Mediation
9/17/2014 9:56:21 PM
Description:   The town of Tallahassee in Oklahoma doesn’t have its own water supply; it gets its water from nearby Porter.  The monthly charge for this service varies from $1,200 to $1,500 a month, but Richard Keck, mayor of Porter, says the


Mediator “Walks Away” from B.C. Teacher Mediation
9/6/2014 2:59:41 PM
Description: Public school openings have been delayed across British Columbia due to breakdown in the mediation process between the Education Ministry and the B.C. Teachers Federation (BCTF), which is currently on strike.  Negotiations had been going on


Mediation Seen as Solution in Indonesian Bullying Case
9/6/2014 2:58:58 PM
Description: The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has formally agreed with the South Jakarta Police’s determination that mediation is the best way to resolve a bullying case that occurred in South Tangerang, Banten in which a young female


Mediation Phase of College Segregation Case Begins Now
5/26/2014 7:38:29 PM
Description:   Following the ruling by a federal judge that Maryland’s historically black colleges are forced to deal with unfair competition from the state’s other universities, parties entered the mediation phase of settling the


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


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.