Mediation News

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hospital bill mediation requests spike in Texas  Becker's Hospital Review

Texans are increasingly taking advantage of the state's billing mediation program as they face unexpected out-of-pocket medical costs, according to KUT FM ...


Friday, January 18, 2019

Mandatory Mediation for Commercial Disputes  Lexology

The Law on the Procedures to Initiate Debt Collection Proceedings for Receivables Arising out of Subscription Agreements No. 7155 ("Law"), which was…


Friday, January 18, 2019

Mediation an option in Porter County election lawsuit  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Mediation could be an option in the settlement of a lawsuit involving last year's election mess in Porter County.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Cecil County Community Mediation office now independent  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — In just three years, the Cecil County office of Community Mediation of the Upper Shore is now self-sufficient, meaning it will operate independent of ...


Friday, January 11, 2019

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Will Enter Mediation With Legislative Leaders  Willamette Week

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries today announced it will enter into mediation with legislative leaders in hopes of settling the agency's findings last ...


Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Journey From Bench to Arbitration and Mediation: Retooling, Not Retiring | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.com

In July I retired from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in the middle of my 23rd year on the bench and transitioned from the life of a trial judge to that of an ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Metro dispute could go to mediation | Local News  Traverse City Record Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — Negotiations over a dispute between Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department's three member townships could be headed to mediation, ...


Monday, January 7, 2019

New Mediate.com Interview Series: "The Place of Mediation"  Mediate.com

Mediate.com is proud to announce our new video Interview Series: “The Place of Mediation In Our Society, Culture, Media and Politics.”


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Prosecutor suggests airport fix through mediation  Lewiston Morning Tribune

Mediation between the city of Lewiston and Nez Perce County could end the feuding between the two entities about how to run the airport they own together.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

No deal: Mediation in Fort Myers' toxic sludge case breaks down  The News-Press

A federal lawsuit against the city of Fort Myers over its South Street sludge dump is headed to trial or dismissal as efforts to settle ended in a no deal. The city ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Two women investigated for anti-Indigenous comments face mediation circle  CityNews Calgary

OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, Canada — Two Manitoba women arrested over online comments that threatened violence against Indigenous people were ...


Saturday, January 19, 2019

C-Fac and college ramp up negotiations | Campus  Columbia Chronicle

This story has been updated. 1/18/2019, 6:45 PM. Less than 24 hours after stating in a joint announcement that the Columbia Faculty Union and the college had ...


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Singapore Convention on Mediation: Good News for Businesses | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.com

On June 26 the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) approved the final draft of the Convention on the Enforcement of ...


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Mediation continues for Albany city, union  Corvallis Gazette Times

A mediation session has been scheduled for Jan. 30 as the city of Albany and one of its employee units continues to work toward a new contract.


Friday, January 4, 2019

Court orders mediation in Maryland desegregation case  Star Tribune

A federal appeals court has ordered a fourth attempt at mediation in a long-running dispute over the state of Maryland's treatment of its historically black ...


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Shalom Counseling and Mediation Center is Blizzard Auction beneficiary  The Bryan Times

The Blizzard Auction is set to return Saturday, with a new beneficiary that helps northwest Ohio residents struggling with a variety of mental health-related issues ...


Friday, January 18, 2019

Brexit: how a third-party mediator could break the parliamentary impasse  The Conversation - UK

Tips from global conflict resolution on how MPs can find a way to agree on a Brexit deal.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

I've mediated my share of disputes. Here's how to end the shutdown  Roll Call

OPINION — Take it from a professional mediator: Both the president and Congress have engaged in bad bargaining practices. They have said and done things ...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Snyder: The Ingredients of Effective Mediation| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

What are the attributes of effective mediation? These four principles are integral: Teddy Snyder. Fairness. The process and the person conducting the process ...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

City, township back in mediation over water dispute | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

News Photos by Steve Schulwitz The Alpena Municipal Council and Alpena Township Board of Trustees each held short meetings Monday morning before ...


Monday, January 14, 2019

Mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes introduced  Lexology

The Law regarding Procedures for Initiating Legal Proceedings for Monetary Claims deriving from Subscription Agreements, which introduces a mandatory…


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Seeking the win-win: Mediation group marks 25 years of dispute-resolution services  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — Rather than the outcome often seen in court-based resolutions to disputes — with one party losing the case — a Petoskey-based organization ...


Friday, January 18, 2019

New legal mediation practice opens downtown, adds business owner as partner  Birmingham Business Journal

A new legal company has opened its doors downtown.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Matrimonial mediation pilot program starts in Brooklyn  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Starting on Tuesday, Brooklyn will be one of three locations in the state that will begin a presumptive matrimonial mediation pilot program in which couples ...


Friday, January 4, 2019

Appeals court orders long-running Maryland HBCU case back to mediation  Inside Higher Ed

Three-judge panel says parties will condemn themselves to endless years of acrimonious, divisive and expensive litigation unless they settle desegregation ...


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Federal appeals court sends Maryland to mediation in long-running case involving historically black schools  Washington Post

A panel of judges warns that the state is in for "endless years of acrimonious, divisive and expensive litigation" if it fails to resolve a lawsuit over inequality in ...


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major  BBC News

Theresa May needs to become a mediator to help break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament, former prime minister John Major has said. He wants MPs to be given ...


Friday, January 4, 2019

Mediation as an Alternative to Estate Litigation | New York Law Journal  Law.com

Trusts and Estates Law columnists Raymond Radigan and Moira A. Jabir write: Litigation of Surrogate Court matters can be personal. Often the resentment and ...


Friday, January 11, 2019

Can You Teach An Old Lawyer New Tricks? A Longtime Attorney Takes A Weeklong Mediation Training  Above the Law

Anyone feeling a bit too comfortable in their lawyer job should take the risk and try something different — like mediation.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Injury during spinal surgery resolved through mediation  Missouri Lawyers Media

A plaintiff who alleged negligence by a doctor during spinal surgery reached a $425,000 settlement, according to the plaintiff's attorney. Brent A. Sumner of the ...


Friday, January 4, 2019

Mediation scheduled in effort to resolve dispute over new Senators arena  Kamloops Matters

OTTAWA — The three parties involved in a dispute over a plan to build a community featuring a new downtown arena for the Ottawa Senators will go to ...


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Unit 40 support staff pickets as third mediation begins  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Effingham Unit 40 support staff took to the public their plea for a "fair" contract Wednesday as they entered their third mediation session with ...


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Iraqi tribes under fire over age-old mediation custom  Aljazeera.com

Years of conflicts have left many Iraqi communities flush with guns, contributing to violent tribal mediation methods.


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Stratton bringing love of mediation to lieutenant governors office  The State Journal-Register

Juliana Stratton, who will take the oath of office as Illinois' lieutenant governor on Jan. 14, hopes to bring her professional love — bringing people together to ...


Friday, January 11, 2019

Trusting the Mediator—Why It Matters in Franchise and Other Disputes | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.com

In franchise disputes lawyers and parties who search for mediators drill down on mediators' professional backgrounds often paying the most attention to whether ...


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Ansonia school funding case sent to mediation  CTPost

ANSONIA — The battle over how much the city must legally contribute toward its school system will not be heard by the state Board of Education on Thursday as ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mediation aims to control environment for conversation about Drew Nelson  Mountain Mail Newspaper

A mediated dialogue on the conversation surrounding Salida's hiring of City Administrator Drew Nelson will take place at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at First ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Arab League denies Libya-Lebanon mediation request  Middle East Monitor

The Arab League said yesterday that it has not been asked to mediate between Libya and Lebanon following Tripoli's recent announcement that it is boycotting ...


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Judge orders mediation in lawsuit between black farmers and seed company  WREG NewsChannel 3

A federal judge on Thursday ordered mediation between a group of black farmers and a seed company they said targeted them and sold them bad soybean ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Woman agrees to mediation in CervicalCheck case  RTE.ie

A 55-year-old woman with cancer who has sued over the alleged misinterpretation of her CervicalCheck smear tests has agreed to mediation talks in her legal ...


Friday, January 18, 2019

Judge Orders Mediation Of Pending Strauss-Related Lawsuits Against OSU  WCBE 90.5 FM

A federal judge has ordered mediation proceedings begin by the end of the month between Ohio State University and the plaintiffs in two lawsuits alleging.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mediation breakfast debate on the Singapore Convention - ICC  International Chamber of Commerce

The Club de la médiation internationale of ICC France and ICC International Centre for ADR are thrilled to invite you to join their next breakfast debate to discuss ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dem rep proposes Trump, Congress hire mediators to resolve shutdown | TheHill  The Hill

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is proposing that President Trump and the two chambers of Congress each appoint mediators to collaborate to end the partial ...


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Brenda Konkel to act as Tenant Resource Center consultant after mediation with board  Madison.com

When Madison housing activist Brenda Konkel was fired from her longtime role as the executive director of the Tenant Resource Center, conflict soon followed.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New envoy in Syria to revive UN mediation efforts  Rudaw

By Rim Haddad with Rouba El Husseini in Beirut DAMASCUS - The new special UN envoy to Syria began his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, facing the ...


Sunday, January 13, 2019

BOLI opts for mediation in Oregon Capitol case  Bend Bulletin

Oregon's workplace regulatory agency is going to try mediation in lieu of prosecuting the Legislature or its top officials for failing to adequately address sexual ...


Monday, January 14, 2019

Kingston coal ash spill: Judge orders TVA contractor to negotiate with sickened workers  Knoxville News Sentinel

A federal judge is ordering a TVA contractor accused in the nation's first and largest case of mass poisoning by coal ash to sit down at the bargaining table with ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Is Arbitration In Bankruptcy Cases A Viable ADR Option? - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Bankruptcy practitioners are generally familiar with the significant growth that has been happening in the use of mediation as a means of resolving disputes ...


Friday, January 11, 2019

Lacking mediation, boat owner's insurance lawsuit dismissed  PropertyCasualty360

A Florida sailing enthusiast's lawsuit against his insurer goes nowhere because both parties failed to seek an out-of-court solution.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Why Mediation Is Good For Resolving Conflict  New Vision

By Joy Daphine Ndegemo. Mediation as a dispute resolution mechanism is not a new concept in traditional Ugandan and African society. It has been a ...


Friday, September 7, 2018

OUSD, Teachers Enter Mediation as Contract Negotiations Stall  Post News Group

Speaking at Oakland Education Association (OEA) press conference last Friday (L to R) are: Liz Ortega Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Alameda Labor ...


Friday, January 4, 2019

New Mediation, Ombuds Course Offered With Santa Clara County  Patch.com

New Mediation, Ombuds Course Offered With SC Co. - Campbell, CA - For the first time, the class is provided for free through a request by the Board of ...


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sierra Property Management's Michelle Roberson on Santa Barbara Rental Housing Mediation Board  Noozhawk

Michelle E. Roberson, president of Sierra Property Management has been named to Santa Barbara's Rental Housing Mediation Board as a landlord mediator.


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mediation madness: Employment contract waivers explained  dvm360

Why does my employment contract want me to waive my right to jury trial, and what does it mean?


Friday, December 28, 2018

Mediation may be next in Missouri county's debt dispute  Bond Buyer

CHICAGO — The dispute over a Missouri county's obligation to cover debt *service* shortfalls on bonds issued for a struggling retail complex may be headed to ...


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Joplin panhandling suit will proceed to mediation or trial  Joplin Globe

An attempt by the city of Joplin to argue that a free-speech lawsuit should be dismissed because the City Council has repealed the panhandling restriction that ...


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Court of Appeals refers long-running case for mediation  BlackEngineer.com

A long-running case on whether the State of Maryland has dismantled the vestiges of its segregated system of higher education has been referred to mediation ...


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Al Qaeda-linked operations room calls for another mediation effort in Syria  Long War Journal

The "Incite the Believers" operations room has called for an independent sharia court to settle the disputes between rival insurgents in Syria. "Incite the.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

UNW heading back to mediation on all fronts in February  Cabin Radio

The Union of Northern Workers says it has agreed mediation dates in February over three major outstanding collective bargaining agreements.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rival bidder playing role in LeBreton mediation  CBC.ca

Rival bidder Devcore Canderel DLS (DCDLS) is taking part in mediation talks aimed at salvaging RendezVous LeBreton Group's faltering plan to redevelop ...


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

As mental health discrimination suit moves into mediation, Ivies' mental health leave of absence policies receive failing grad  The Stanford Daily

Litigation on the lawsuit filed against Stanford, alleging that Stanford's leave of absence policies discriminate against those with mental health disabilities, has ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

New UN envoy in Syria to revive mediation efforts  DAWN.com

DAMASCUS: The new special UN envoy to Syria began his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, facing the daunting task of rekindling moribund peace talks and ...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

NCC grants more time for mediation in bid to save LeBreton project  Ottawa Citizen

The National Capital Commission board of directors granted the Ottawa Senators and Trinity Developments more time on Monday to try to fix their relationship ...


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Buddhist monk to speak at mediation community gathering  Gettysburg Times

The Insight Meditation Community of Gettysburg (IMCG), meeting at 136 S. Stratton St., Gettysburg, will sponsor two evenings with Buddhist monk Bhante ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mediator to determine next steps for lakefront condo proposal  Greater Milwaukee Today

OCONOMOWOC — An outside mediator will likely be enlisted to determine next steps for a controversial condominium project at the historic 517 Lake Road site ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cancer patient suing over CervicalCheck smear tests agrees to have mediation talks  Independent.ie

A 55-year-old Dublin woman with cancer who is suing over the alleged misinterpretation of her CervicalCheck smears has agreed to mediation talks in her legal ...


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Mediation Center's Community Conferencing Program Bolstered By Encouraging Data  Savannah Tribune

Recently released statistics on the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire's Community Conferencing program indicate that the initiative makes a key difference ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Handling Internet Of Things Data In Litigation - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

As the reach of the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, counsel must learn to harness the increasing explosion of data to effectively extract relevant information in ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Mediation circle being held over racist social media posting from Flin Flon-area women  CTV News

A mediation circle in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Man. Wednesday aims to provide "restorative justice" over a high-profile incident of racism on social media this ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Introns are mediators of cell response to starvation  Nature.com

Introns are ubiquitous features of all eukaryotic cells. Introns need to be removed from nascent messenger RNA through the process of splicing to produce ...


Friday, January 18, 2019

Health Literacy and Income Mediate Racial/Ethnic Asthma Disparities  Healio

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice | Background:Health literacy and socioeconomic status (SES) are associated with both race/ethnicity and asthma ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Arbitration Agreements Can Control Who Decides Arbitrability: Arbitrator Or Court - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

The Supreme Court held that, under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), courts must enforce arbitration contracts according to their terms, including provisions ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Co-parenting app helps mediate divorced or separated parents  Fast Company

Using AI and live mediators, CoParenter has already helped families resolve 4000 disputes over custody.


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mayor to Mediate Talks in LA Teachers Strike  VOA News

The teachers union hopes Eric Garcetti and the state's top education official can help secure the money needed to meet teachers' demands.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bushiri’s ECG church, Sanco make peace in mediation  Citizen

Religious practices watchdog the CLR Commission initiated the mediation process after Sanco staged protests against the pastor and church. The national ...


Monday, January 7, 2019

Norway Can Mediate Conflict Between India, Pakistan If Asked – Prime Minister  Sputnik International

Visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has categorically ruled out any suo-motu mediation between Indian and Pakistan, unless both countries seek ...


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Eyes Wide Shut  Mediate.com

As established mediators, we have a responsibility to constantly both reflect upon, and critically assess the existing state of mediation training. Not in an effort to ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

TSC, Knut to know outcome of mediation on January 31  The Star, Kenya

Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion and TSC CEO Nancy Macharia. A report by the conciliator is to be presented on January 31, 2019. /THE STAR ...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Weekend of yoga and mediation were a big benefit after recent struggles  The Sun

THANKS to my dear pal Sarah, I got to retreat to the Oxfordshire countryside with my twin, Maren, for a weekend of getting stretchy and clearing our minds ...


Friday, January 18, 2019

City of Bronte settles lawsuit over Oak Creek Reservoir lease  Standard-Times

A year-long lawsuit between a Blackwell resident and the City of Bronte has ended with a settlement.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Arbitrators And Mediators Should Reflect Society's Diversity  Law360

Alternative dispute resolution providers have made great strides toward diversity, but recent statistics show there is still work to be done. There are certain steps ...


Friday, January 18, 2019

6 Meditations For Aquarius Season 2019 To Help You Glide Into The New Month  Bustle

The night that we shift into Aquarius season also just so happens to be January 21, 2019, the night of the super blood full moon, which will experience a ...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Massachusetts' Highest Court Narrows In Pari Delicto Defense - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has recently narrowed the scope of corporate imputation in the context of the in pari delicto defense, which will ...


Friday, January 11, 2019

Jeff Bezos' Mistress Using Power Divorce Lawyer, Wants 'Mediation' With Cuckold Husband  Radar Online

Jeff Bezos' mistress has already hired a powerhouse attorney, RadarOnline.com learned exclusively, hours after the marriage meltdown of the world's richest ...


Saturday, January 19, 2019

'RHOBH' Star Dorit Kemsley Ordered to Work Out Issues With Ex-Business Partner Over Bikini Line  The Blast

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Dorit Kemsley has been ordered to attempt to settle her nasty battle with her ex-business partner or the case will head to ...


Friday, December 21, 2018

United Nations passes resolution for new treaty on mediation named after Singapore  The Straits Times

The Singapore Convention on Mediation - the first UN treaty to carry Singapore's name - will make it easier for mediated settlement agreements to be enforced, ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Special mediator seeks to deliver justice in church sex abuse cases  WHEC

January 15, 2019 10:43 PM. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests in the Rochester area went into a special series of hearings ...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Mediators in the culture of litigation  North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

More than 10 years have passed since legal scholar and researcher Randall Kiser and his colleagues published their famous study documenting how often, and ...


Monday, December 24, 2018

A quarter-century of talking things out  Arvada Press

Instead of spending time in courtrooms and money on lawyers to settle a conflict, Jefferson County residents have another option at their disposal: mediation.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hamas, Israel renew negotiations over prisoner exchange deal, report says  Haaretz

Hamas and Israel have renewed indirect negotiations of a prisoner exchange deal, Hamas sources told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed newspaper on Saturday, adding that ...


Friday, January 18, 2019

Former franchisee sues Dickey’s Barbecue Pit after closing 9 Sacramento-area restaurants  Sacramento Bee

A former franchisee has sued Dickey's Barbecue Pit in an attempt to avoid arbitration after closing nine of the quick-*service* chain's Sacramento-area locations ...


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bogle homicide suspect Daniel Myers was on suicide watch in jail, records show  Fremont News Messenger

FREMONT - A week before he was to stand trial on charges he murdered Heather Bogle, Daniel Myers was alleged by other jail inmates to be "giving up" and ...


Saturday, January 19, 2019

EU: Recent exchanges on Karabakh send a positive signal for progress  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

The European Union continues to fully support the mediation efforts…


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Modi running 'PM's mediation scheme' for industrialists: Congress  Times of India

India News: MUMBAI: The Congress Thursday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "Michel mama" barb, claiming "Modi mama" and the alleged ...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Supreme Court Enforces Yet Another Arbitration Agreement - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

The Supreme Court once again has shown its strong preference for enforcing the terms of arbitration agreements as written by the parties. United States ...


Sunday, January 6, 2019

The man behind the LeBreton Flats mediation: Who is Warren Winkler?  Ottawa Citizen

Warren Winkler has been tasked with what many across the city may have dismissed as a lost cause — mediating the issues between RendezVous LeBreton's ...


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Black caucus seeks meeting with Hogan on desegregation case  Fox Baltimore

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland has asked to meet with Gov. Larry Hogan to discuss a long-running dispute over Maryland's treatment of its ...


Monday, January 7, 2019

Baltimore Community Mediation Center  Maryland Daily Record

Baltimore has a new lead community liaison for the monitoring team overseeing the federal consent decree mandating the reform of the city's police department.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Bagnall: How Montreal money could fix the LeBreton Flats partnership  Ottawa Citizen

The cleanest deal would see either Melnyk or Ruddy leave the partnership altogether.