Mediation News

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hope Solo Petitions Court To Join USWNT's Equal Pay Mediation As The Designated Ass-Kicker  Deadspin

The USWNT will soon enter mediation with the U.S. Soccer Federation in an effort to resolve the team's equal pay lawsuit. Former USWNT star Hope Solo is ...


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Indian FM denies Modi asked Trump for US mediation on Kashmir  Al Jazeera English

Donald Trump's claim that PM Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate with Pakistan on Kashmir sets off a storm in India.


Monday, July 22, 2019

Can a Failed Insurance Mediation Trigger the Start of a Statute of Limitations?  JD Supra

A recent Ninth Circuit decision addresses an interesting question in the context of an insurance dispute: can a failed mediation trigger the start of a statute of ...


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Federal Judge Orders Mediation in Greystone Psychiatric Lawsuit  NJ Spotlight

A federal judge has ordered New Jersey officials to enter mediation with attorneys for patients and staff at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital who claim in a ...


Friday, July 19, 2019

Time-bound Mediation: Good or Bad  Mediate.com

The article questions whether allocating a specific amount of time for mediation sessions or limiting the entire period within which to complete the mediation ...


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

China appreciates Macron's mediation over Iran nuclear issue - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- China voiced appreciation of French President Emmanuel Macron's active diplomatic mediation on the Iran nuclear issue and ...


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Establishing Standards for Online Domestic Relations Mediation  Mediate.com

Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two ...


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Houston, firefighters set for another round of court-ordered mediation  Houston Chronicle

The Houston firefighters union and Mayor Sylvester Turner's administration will return to mediation Aug. 1 in the hopes of working out a new contract amid a ...


Monday, July 15, 2019

Litigation v. Mediation: How businesses can win without going to court  The Bakersfield Californian

“I'll see you in court!” When someone has wronged you, you lawyer up and sue, and hope that a judge or jury will give you justice. Litigation is how we resolve ...


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Why is mediation a good option for separating families?  Lexology

Amanda Phillips-Wylds is a qualified mediator. In most circumstances she advises clients that it's likely to be the most cost effective and efficient…


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

USWNT Set Sights On Fight For Equal Pay In Upcoming Mediation With U.S. Soccer  Forbes

USA women's soccer player Megan Rapinoe kisses the trophy in front of the City Hall after the ticker tape parade for the women's World Cup champions on July ...


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mediation of Complex Construction Disputes: Breaking an Impass  JD Supra

In the context of mediation, if there is one word that counsel and mediators dread the most, it is “impasse.” Consider the following scenario: In one room, there is ...


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Latvijas Radio News Service objects to proposed mediation process  bnn-news.com

After multiple meetings with mediator Baiba Strupiša and members of Latvijas Radio board, the News *Service* of the radio has decided to reject the mediation ...


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Houston Firefighters, City Back to Mediation Next Month  Firehouse.com

Both sides will return to court-ordered mediation in an effort to agree on a new contract amid a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved pay ...


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mediation and escrow: Here’s the judge’s latest ruling on the hospitality fee battle  Myrtle Beach Sun News

The hospitality fee debate has divided Horry County and Myrtle Beach, SC for months. Now Judge Seals has ordered the two governments to meet this month to ...


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Federal mediation of Salt Lake City teacher contract negotiations starts Wednesday  Deseret News

Federal mediation of the contract negotiations between the Salt Lake Education Association and the Salt Lake City School District begins early Wednesday ...


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Bracketing in Mediation: When to Use It and Why It Works  JD Supra

Participants in mediations will be familiar with bracketing — a technique widely used by mediators to bridge seemingly insurmountable gaps between what one ...


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Exclusive: Families of Crash Victims Speak Ahead of Mediation With Boeing  NBC Chicago

In an NBC 5 Exclusive, Natalie Martinez spoke to families whose loved ones were killed in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max jet, and they expressed their hope that ...


Friday, July 5, 2019

Tom Lee Park mediation ongoing as some opponents call for pause  The Commercial Appeal

Mediation is ongoing as the two organizations debate a $60 million plan to renovate Memphis' riverfront park that hosts the Beale Street Music Festival.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

India Refutes Trump's Mediation Claim, Says Never Sought Mediation On Kashmir  News18

US President Donald Trump's offer to be the "mediator" between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue has escalated into a major row, with India refuting that ...


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mediation - A choice or an order?  Lexology

Mediation is usually a voluntary process. Parties agree that they will meet together at a time chosen by them with an agreed neutral mediator…


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Singapore Pushes for Mediation Role as Trade War Breeds Disputes  Bloomberg

Singapore wants to position itself as a hub for business mediation to help resolve commercial conflicts, at a time when tensions between the U.S. and China ...


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New leadership, home for Mid Shore Community Mediation Center  MyEasternShoreMD

EASTON — There was plenty to celebrate at Mid Shore Community Mediation Center Wednesday, July 10, as volunteers, staff, community members and local ...


Monday, June 24, 2019

US women's soccer team and Soccer Federation agree to enter mediation in pay gap suit  CNBC

The soccer federation has claimed that differences in pay for men and women players are based on revenue generation. But are U.S. women's soccer games ...


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mediation session ‘one last shot’ to avoid Children Services strike  Dayton Daily News

A mediation session has been scheduled for July 18 between Montgomery County officials and their unionized Children Services workers, representatives of ...


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Benefits of Preventative Workplace Mediation: Resolving Discrimination Complaints Internally Before a Charge is Filed  JD Supra

A recent article (link below) in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by Karen Michael discussed efforts by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to ...


Friday, June 28, 2019

Judge orders U.S. into mediation on border patrol treatment of migrant children  Reuters

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the government into mediation to resolve serious concerns about the treatment of migrant children at crowded ...


Monday, June 24, 2019

Dallas judge orders mediation in wrongful termination case against city  Denton Record Chronicle

Dallas District Judge Martin Hoffman ordered mediation in a wrongful termination case against the city of Denton earlier this month.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Collier School Board votes for mediation with Mason Classical Academy  Naples Daily News

About one month before school starts, Mason Classical Academy parents, students and supporters implored the Collier County School Board to stop a vote that ...


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fact Pattern in Seventh Circuit Decision Validates Using Mediation Preemptively to Resolve Workplace Disputes  JD Supra

We have previously advocated that employers use mediation preemptively to quietly resolve discrimination claims and other workplace disputes before they ...


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

S Jaishankar on Trump's mediation claims on Kashmir issue  Economic Times

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha on 'the statement of US President Donald Trump that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to ...


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Myths surrounding family mediation  Lexology

There is some confusion about what family mediation is and what it can be used for. This article will look at some of the myths and misconceptions…


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

US Congressman issues apology over Trump's mediation claims on Kashmir  Economic Times

Democratic Congressman on Tuesday apologised to India's US envoy for President Donald Trump's "embarrassing" remarks on Kashmir, while several others ...


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Local News, Mediation continues in theft case  Bonner County Daily Bee

SANDPOINT — A pretrial hearing in a felony theft case is being put on hold while civil mediation in the case c.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Memphis in May founders call on Strickland to end Tom Lee mediation  The Commercial Appeal

A group including some founders of Memphis in May want Jim Strickland to end mediation regarding Tom Lee Park and reopen renovation plans to the public.


Monday, July 15, 2019

Devotion still unavailable as developer continues 'mediation' process  GameDaily.biz

Devotion developer Red Candle Games published a deeply apologetic note explaining that its game will remain unavailable 'in the near term.'


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

How Mediators Can Add Value to the Estate Planning Process  JD Supra

We recently wrote about how mediators can help family business attorneys navigate the professional risks posed by disputes within family-held enterprises.


Monday, June 24, 2019

Mediation volunteers part of the solution, not just detached observers  Claremore Daily Progress

The legal mediation organization in Rogers County says they are in severe need of active, local volunteers.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

FLRA, FMCS Enter Agreement on Mediation  FEDweek

The Federal Labor Relations Authority has entered a memo of understanding with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation *Service* designed to resolve disputes ...


Friday, June 28, 2019

Appellate Court Enforces Agreement to Mediate Workplace Disputes  JD Supra

There are many benefits to resolving workplace disputes through mediation, including controlling legal expenses, avoiding adverse publicity, and maintaining ...


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hancock County, wind firm head to mediation over $38000  Bangor Daily News

Hancock County is at odds with the developer of a local wind farm over about $38000 that the county says the developer owes in community benefit payments.


Monday, July 22, 2019

Trump Offers to Mediate Between Pakistan and India on Kashmir Conflict  Wall Street Journal

President Trump offered to help mediate the long-running Kashmir conflict between Pakistan and India as he met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dog civil lawsuit case settled in mediation | Court  YourGV.com

The civil suit filed by South Boston resident Christen Waddle against employees of the Halifax County animal control department has been settled as a result of ...


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop' Copyright Case Going to Mediation  Bloomberg Law

A copyright infringement case involving Miley Cyrus's 2013 hit “We Can't Stop” is headed for mediation, according to a July 11 order in the Southern District of ...


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Recognizing and Addressing Confirmation Bias in Mediation | Merge Mediation Group  JD Supra

As defined by the Farnam Street website, confirmation bias is the “tendency to cherry-pick information that confirms our existing beliefs or ideas.” In other words ...


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ku'ikahi Mediation Center host free talk  Hawaii Tribune Herald

The non-profit Ku'ikahi Mediation Center will host a free talk this Thursday as part of their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series.


Monday, July 8, 2019

Mediator Extraordinaire Rex Smith Shares His Approach to Achieving Resolution | Daily Report  Law.com

Smith, who earlier this year joined Miles Mediation & Arbitration from Henning Mediation & Arbitration *Service*, said he's handled 3,000 mediations in his 17 ...


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

State Duma passes Supreme Court's sponsored bill on mediation procedures  RAPSI

MOSCOW, July 17 (RAPSI) – The State Duma has adopted in the third and final reading a bill prepared by the Russian Supreme Court which is aimed at ...


Friday, July 12, 2019

County, cities look to mediation to resolve services dispute  Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

Correction: A previous version of this story reported that Woodstock city manager said the county manager changed documents and resubmitted them to DCA.


Friday, June 28, 2019

Folau anti-gay row headed to court as mediation fails  FRANCE 24

Sydney (AFP). Fallen star Israel Folau and Rugby Australia look headed for a long and costly court battle over his sacking for homophobic comments after ...


Monday, July 15, 2019

Can Mediators Add Value in the Transactional Context by Rescuing Deals at Risk of Falling Apart?  JD Supra

Traditionally, mediators have helped parties resolve disputes already in litigation. Some of our recent blog posts, however, have discussed how mediators can ...


Monday, July 1, 2019

Federal Judge orders parties to mediation over conditions of migrant children detention centers  JURIST

US Federal District Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Central District of California ordered the federal government and plaintiffs of a class action suit to mediation Friday ...


Friday, June 28, 2019

Emergency Bid to Inspect Child-Detention Sites Sent to Mediation  Bloomberg

A federal judge reviewing allegations of squalid conditions for children held at Customs and Border Protection facilities in Texas ordered a court-appointed ...


Monday, July 1, 2019

Warwick school officials: Mayor Solomon pulls out of budget mediation  The Providence Journal

WARWICK — City and schools officials gave competing narratives Monday as Warwick commenced a new fiscal year with a cloud hanging over School ...


Friday, July 5, 2019

UN Security Council calls for ceasefire, return to mediation after attack in Libya  JURIST

The UN Security Council released a statement on Friday that condemned the recent airstrike on a migrant detention center near Tripoli, Libya, which left 53 dead ...


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Group seeks pause in Tom Lee Park mediation, new public input  The Daily Memphian

Business executives with ties to Memphis in May have formed Get Our Riverfront Right to push for reexamination of plans for Tom Lee Park.


Friday, July 19, 2019

Sudan's revolution fades as the Transitional Military Council rejects mediation  Middle East Monitor

Though few Sudanese support the notion that the ideals of the revolution should be abandoned, most have surrendered to the reality that the desired civilian ...


Monday, July 1, 2019

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: EEOC Celebrates The 20th Anniversary of Its Mediation Program - Pittsburgh  The Pennsylvania Record

The Pittsburgh Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) invites the public to attend an open house on July 30 to celebrate the ...


Monday, July 1, 2019

Texas Court Says Express Consent is Key if You Want Your Mediator to Arbitrate Disputes That Arise When Memorializing a Settlement  JD Supra

We previously blogged about the process known as “med-arb” under which the parties to a failed mediation agree to retain the mediator to arbitrate their dispute.


Friday, June 28, 2019

Using The Power Of The Robe To Further Mediation - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Early in my career I had my first trial in federal court, and we had a good argument for directed verdict at the close of the plaintiff's case. United States Litigation ...


Monday, July 8, 2019

From the Talmud: Making Peace in Mediation by Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt  JD Supra

We have previously blogged about applying Talmudic principles in mediation (the Talmud being an ancient Jewish legal text compiled around 500 C.E. that is a ...


Friday, June 28, 2019

ExpressJet Negotiations Break Down Early As Teamsters File For Mediation With The NMB  PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a carrier in which United Airlines holds a 49 percent stake, sent a clear message to its ...


Thursday, July 4, 2019

BYU LawX lab launches free, online landlord-tenant mediation tool  Deseret News

BYU's legal innovation lab LawX, in collaboration with a similar program at the University of Arizona, just released Hello Landlord, a free online tool designed to ...


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Litigators Vow to Streamline Dispute Resolution With New Mediation Firm | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.com

Two Philadelphia litigators are starting a new firm to mediate disputes that arise in class actions and complex litigation, aiming to make mediations more efficient ...


Monday, July 22, 2019

Donald Trump offers to mediate in Kashmir dispute  India Today

The United States President Donald Trump has offered to mediate in Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan 'if mediation is required'.


Friday, July 5, 2019

Mediation Ordered in Samsung Ice Maker Class-Action Suit  NBC 6 South Florida

A class-action lawsuit filed in Virginia by consumers who claim their Samsung refrigerators have defects with their ice makers has been ordered to mediation.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Mediation proposed for Wolverine PFAS municipal water dispute  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Wolverine World Wide will enter “structured, confidential” mediation under proposed settlement discussions with the state of Michigan ...


Friday, July 19, 2019

Celebrating Pride – Reflections on Being a Gay Mediator  Mediate.com

This article discusses this mediator's viewpoint that as a mediation profession need to celebrate our own pride.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Legal Talk Tuesday: Mediation  WTVY, Dothan

(WTVY / The Cochran Firm) -- In this week's edition of Legal Talk Tuesday, legal experts with The Cochran Firm discuss what mediation is and why it happens.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Judge Orders Mediation To Improve Treatment Of Migrant Children  Newsy

A court-appointed monitor will set deadlines for the administration to address conditions for minors in federal custody.


Monday, July 15, 2019

Cameroon: Anglophone secessionists split on Swiss mediation  The Africa Report

Swiss-backed talks with anglophone separatists in Cameroon may fall apart before they even begin due to disputes over how the mediation should be ...


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Iran denies US talks with Russian mediation – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Iran on Sunday denied media reports about holding talks with the US with Russian mediation. “The Islamic Republic of Iran holds no talks at any level with the ...


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Contract mediation fails to net deal for San Antonio firefighters union  550 KTSA

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The City of San Antonio says mediation negotiations with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association have ended ...


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Quiet mediators in noisy places  The Christian Science Monitor

From Sudan to Venezuela, honest brokers are bringing a special skill set to ending conflicts. Not all succeed. Yet their quiet force of moral persuasion can be ...


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

U.S. Women's Soccer Will Enter Mediation over Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Suit  Democracy Now!

And the U.S. women's soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation have agreed to mediation over a gender-based pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the 28 ...


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Federal judge orders prompt mediation to determine if detention facilities and child migrants are safe  CNN

A federal judge has ordered lawyers representing detained migrants and US Customs and Border Protection to quickly resolve a demand that health experts be ...


Thursday, June 27, 2019

What an agreement to pursue mediation in equal pay case means for USWNT, U.S. Soccer  The Athletic

As the U.S. women advance in the World Cup, the timing is right from them to pursue mediation with U.S. Soccer.


Monday, June 24, 2019

USSF Wanted Mediation Deal Kept Private Until After World Cup  SportsBusiness Daily

Mediation is seen as positive for the USWNT's efforts but not a guarantee that a settlement will be reached Photo: GETTY IMAGES U.S. Soccer and the USWNT ...


Friday, June 28, 2019

Ross honored for mediation work | Spotlight  MyEasternShoreMD

CENTREVILLE — Queen Anne's County Circuit Court Judge Thomas G. Ross was recognized April 30 with the Chief Judge Bell Award. Following a day of ...


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Schools, city clash on mediation talks  Warwick Beacon

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Department and city of Warwick continue to be at odds regarding the means to solve budgetary deficits for the fiscal ...


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Leland, road commission to mediate road-end lawsuit | Local News  Traverse City Record Eagle

LELAND — The Leland Township Board and the Leelanau County Road Commission will each enter into mediation in a lawsuit filed recently against both ...


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wilmington Agrees To Mediation On Proposed Detox Facility  Wilmington, MA Patch

Wilmington Agrees To Mediation On Detox Proposal - Wilmington, MA - Bettering LLC and the town of Wilmington agreed to mediation to settle the federal ...


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Trump says he's willing to mediate in Kashmir  BBC News

He offered to mediate the Indian-Pakistani conflict in Kashmir during Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's first White House visit, where Mr Trump also pushed ...


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Civil suit in dog case heading to mediation  YourGV.com

The civil suit filed by South Boston resident Christen Waddle against employees of the Halifax County animal control department has been ordered to mediation.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

City, victim to enter into mediation over CPD 'customer service' complaint  The Republic

A woman is appealing findings from the Columbus Police Department following an investigation into a customer *service* complaint she made against the ...


Friday, June 28, 2019

Controversial teacher transfers in New Paltz School District suspended, pending mediation  Hudson Valley One

At the regular meeting of the New Paltz school board last Wednesday, June 19, the school board asked schools superintendent Maria Rice to suspend the ...


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Cities to seek mandatory mediation with county over service-delivery issues  Barrow Journal

Barrow County's municipalities are planning civil action to force court-ordered mediation with the county over unresolved *service*-delivery issues. The move ...


Monday, July 1, 2019

School Officials: Solomon Rebuffs New FY19 Mediation, Limits FY20 Talk to Sports  Warwick Post

Warwick Schools say the City won't continue mediation of the FY19 School budget, and is focused on mediating FY20 sports and clubs funding.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Judicate West Welcomes Mediator Amy Fisch Solomon in Los Angeles  GlobeNewswire

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Judicate West, one of California's leading providers of private dispute resolution services, welcomes ...


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cute pictures: Omar Abdullah's jibe on PM Modi's pics with baby amid Kasmir mediation ruckus  India Today

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday took a pot shot on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ...


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Complaint about CPD 'customer service' goes to mediation  The Republic

A woman is appealing findings from the Columbus Police Department following an investigation into a customer *service* complaint she made against the ...


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Stewart-Cousins steps into Edgemont-Greenburgh village incorporation debate with mediator  The Journal News | LoHud.com

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins stopped a bill to set a moratorium on incorporation. Then she brought in a mediator.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, Former Director In Mediation Over Wrongful Termination Claim  KFSM 5Newsonline

(TB&P) — The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees agreed to allow the board's attorney to enter into mediation with Ivy Owen's attorney ...


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Oak Island street end dispute heads to mediation  State Port Pilot

Oak Island's Board of Adjustment has recessed a street right of way dispute while the town and a homeowners association attempt to mediate the issue at NE ...


Monday, July 8, 2019

Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts: Small Steps to Peace  CSS Resources

By Allard Duursma. Image courtesy of AMISOM Public Information/Flickr. This article was originally published in Conflict Trends 2019/1 by the African Centre for ...


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ayodhya mediation panel gets more time, next hearing on August 2  Times of India

India News: Allowing the mediation panel to continue negotiations till July 31 to resolve the dispute over ownership of the 2.77-acre Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri ...


Saturday, June 29, 2019

SDS mediation report released | News  The Union-Recorder

When it was first discovered that members of Milledgeville City Council and the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners were at an impasse in trying to reach a ...


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sudan military rulers reject Ethiopia proposal, want mediation unified with African Union  Middle East Eye

Ruling military council said Ethiopia and African Union must unify efforts to mediate between council and opposition coalition on structure of Sudan's transitional ...


Monday, July 15, 2019

Western Forest Products, union disagree over mediator as strike drags on  Daily Commercial News

VANCOUVER - Western Forests Products and the union representing about 2600 striking forest workers in British Columbia say both sides want to begin ...


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Rail News - Puchala to chair National Mediation Board for fifth time. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: National Mediation Board, Linda Puchala, Gerald Fauth, Kyle Fortson. From the editors of Progressive Railroading Magazine.