ABA Journal

Alternative Dispute Resolution

414 ABA Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution articles.

Outsourcing Alternative: Law Firm Sets Up Own Shop in India

Apparently weary of seeing clients defect to to low-cost companies in India and elsewhere when it came time to perform so-called legal process work, at least one major U.S. law…

Kansas Lawyer Helps Rewrite Jordan’s ADR Laws in ABA Project

A Kansas lawyer traveled to Jordan for three months to help teach alternative dispute resolution through the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative.

Lawrence…

Mortgage Lenders Cut Deals With Delinquent Debtors

Once upon a time, when borrowers couldn’t pay their mortgages, the banks who loaned money to them foreclosed. But today, faced with record-breaking foreclosure rates and a housing market in…

Lawyer for ‘Judge Alex’ Faces Tough Time in Supreme Court

The lawyer for a TV judge “seemed stunned and weary” after a tough U.S. Supreme Court argument yesterday, his seventh appearance before the court, Legal Times reports.

IAAF Ruling in Unusual Case: Amputee Can’t Run in Olympics

A man who had both his legs amputated below the knee when he was a small child can’t compete as a sprinter in the 2008 Olympics because the prosthetic limbs…

The Case of Judge Alex and the Preston-Change-O Arbitration Contract

The case of the TV judge billed as “tall, dark and judgmental” heads to the U.S. Supreme Court today for a ruling on whether his dispute with a former manager…

Putting a Kinder Face on Litigation

ABA opinion gives collaborative law practice an ethics thumbs-up

Kinder, Gentler Collaborative Divorce Also Costs Less

A kinder, gentler method of getting divorced has won fans among both clients and counsel. But it has yet to win over some traditionalists, who wonder, for instance, why collaborative…

No Risk for Companies Writing Unfair Arbitration Agreements

Companies see little downside when they write an unfair arbitration agreement covering employment disputes, a plaintiffs employment lawyer told the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.).

That’s…

Irked Client Publicly Zings Counsel

Apparently unsuccessful in an effort to contest a $342,000 legal bill in court, the owners of a bankrupt construction company have taken their complaints over the way a big Buffalo,…

Fee Arb Bars Legal Malpractice Suit

A divorce client who unsuccessfully contests her matrimonial counsel’s bill in arbitration can’t then turn around and sue for malpractice over the legal fees the law firm charged her, a…

‘Unprecedented Peek’ at Health Insurer Claims-Handling

Due to the important public policy issues implicated, a former California judge overseeing an arbitration over a health insurer’s cancellation of a policyholder’s coverage has opened up the hearing to…

Courts’ Ability to Modify Arbitration Decisions Weighed

During oral arguments yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether the parties to an arbitration may agree in advance to allow judicial review of decisions based on errors of law.

Visa Agrees to $2 Billion Antitrust Settlement

Visa has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle a lawsuit filed by American Express, a sum thought to be the largest amount ever paid to resolve an…

ABA Ethics Opinion Approves Collaborative Law

An ABA committee has released an ethics opinion that approves collaborative law practice, a form of alternative dispute resolution in family law cases, if clients give informed consent.

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