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Don’t wait for trouble to seek ADR (access required)

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Parties just going into business together may believe everything is going to work out swell. Litigators know it does not always happen that way. Business attorneys would be wise to add an alternative dispute resolution clause to their clients’ contracts, ...

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John McCammon – Team builder, consensus builder (access required)

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John B. McCammon soon will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The McCammon Group, Virginia’s largest mediation service. But he still remembers the joy of putting his team together and the energy that comes with the start of a new operation. ...

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Mediation plan questioned in meningitis cases (access required)

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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 ...

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Arbitration clause enforced against housekeeper (access required)

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A businessman who had his live-in housekeeper sign an arbitration clause when she started work at his house six years ago can use the clause to keep her job-related claims out of court, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. ...

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Family mediators may look to new credential (access required)

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When families split up legally, family mediators can keep them working together on common ground such as child-rearing. This forward-looking practice may be what keeps family mediators reaching for new and better ways to work with other professionals in the ...

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The use of ADR in health care disputes (access required)

Health care disputes are ideal for alternative dispute resolution. Given the health care environment and the tremendous pressures being placed on payors (insurers, administrators of self insured plans, and governments) and providers (physicians, hospitals, and other providers of medical services ...

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Ten tips for litigators to succeed in mediation (access required)

After observing parties succeed and fail in hundreds of mediations, I’ve come up with a top 10 list of tips for litigators to have a successful mediation. 1. Select the appropriate mediator. Mediators vary in approach and style. Some use ...

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