Getting employees to sign early and often may be the key to enforcing mandatory arbitration agreements. Including an arbitration clause in a job application worked for employer Zachry Industrial when it wanted to compel arbitration of claims arising from its ...Read More »
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All the cards should be laid on the table for mediation in a wrongful death case, a federal judge has ruled. Even though settlements with peripheral defendants were considered confidential, the plaintiff in the fatal boating accident case was ordered ...Read More »
Court mediation programs may get a closer look if the General Assembly funds current budget requests from a coalition of dispute resolution providers. With an eye toward documenting cost savings for the court system, the Virginia Association for Community Conflict ...Read More »
More than 20,000 legal practitioners worldwide have abandoned their adversarial, win-at-all-costs approach in favor of a more holistic method. The growing integrative law movement draws on everything from mediation to neuroscience to find out-of-court solutions that safeguard clients’ emotional and ...
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Lawyers for Virginia patients who claim they contracted fungal meningitis from medicine prepared by a Massachusetts laboratory are skeptical about the reach of an early mediation proposal offered by a federal judge. ‘The mediation proposal appears designed to bring defendants ...Read More »