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Entries for December 2009

posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009

London mediator and author Jane Gunn discusses the principles in her new book, "How to Avoid Bedlam in the Boardroom and Boredeom in the Bedroom."

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posted on Monday, December 14, 2009

With Fortune 500 companies demanding more transparency in the dispute resolution process, a New York City-based nonprofit has decided to start rating arbitrators and mediators. The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution hopes its online ratings will be available early next year. Its members will be able to use their passwords to access the information on the organization’s website.

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posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A busy week for arbitration at the nation’s top Court:  Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its first arbitration decision of the 2009-2010 term, ruling on the jurisdiction of a federal labor arbitration panel.  Today, the Court will hear oral arguments in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. et al. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp., No. 08-1198, an important case expected to decide the future of class arbitrations.

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posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009

Nonadministered process can eliminate expensive services and give parties more control. Commercial arbitration in the United States is under attack. Clients and their counsel are turning away from arbitration and complaining that arbitration’s cost and complexity now approach or equal those of litigation, without the benefit and safeguards of appeal rights.

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