Alternative Dispute Resolution

401 ABA Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution articles.

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.

Panel: $680K Bill Inaccurate, Unreasonable

A legal bill of nearly $680,000 allegedly owed by Nassau County in New York to a Washington, D.C., law firm for work performed in 2002 doesn’t have to be paid,…

CA Tax Scofflaw List Prompts Some to Pay

The concept is already working: A list of California’s 250 worst tax scofflaws contains only 224 names, because 26 scurried to ante up before their identities were posted.

Among the…

Firm Can Arbitrate After Partner Litigation

A New York law firm can still enforce an arbitration clause in its partnership agreement, even after it litigates other issues on an emergency basis, a state appellate court has…

Settling It Online: ODR is the New ADR

OK, OK, take it online. That could foreseeably be a 21st-century mantra for dispute resolution, as enhanced technology and lower costs make it easier, faster and cheaper to use the…

Coming Soon: International Mediator Certification

The International Mediation Institute is inching closer to its goal of establishing the first global mediator certification.

Settling It On the Web

New technology, lower costs enable growth of online dispute resolution

Missing E-Mail Costs Brokerage $12.5 M

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Morgan Stanley said it couldn’t produce a number of e-mails in arbitration cases because they had been destroyed along with the company’s New York City…

1000s Protest in Jena (and Elsewhere)

In a protest largely launched by bloggers that some are calling the dawn of a new 21st century civil rights movement, more than 15,000 people from around the country reportedly…

Air Travel Spurs Fights, Suits, No-Fly List

For a few years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, air travelers were unusually polite. But no more.

Passengers—particularly business travelers who aren’t used to taking no for an answer—are…

Suit Blames Susman Godfrey for ADR Loss

A software maker’s lawsuit against Susman Godfrey blames the law firm and two of its Dallas partners for the company’s loss in a 2004 arbitration hearing.

The suit claims the…

Cops Plead in Apartheid Underpants Case

A top cop, three other police officers and the former South Africa justice minister have pleaded guilty to poisoning a prominent black activist’s underpants in an attempted murder in 1989…

Top Va. Tech Payment: $180k Per Death

Settlement amounts were announced today in a plan to compensate victims of the April massacre at Virginia Tech and their estates.

Families of the 32 students and faculty shot to…

Lawyer Seeks Arbitration Overhaul

A retired lawyer who took his dispute with his broker to arbitration has learned that potential arbitrator conflicts are not always revealed.

Harley C. McDonald, a former general counsel for…

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