Alternative Dispute Resolution

401 ABA Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution articles.

‘Perfect Storm’ of Arbitrator Actions

A federal appeals court has ruled an arbitration panel ignored the law when it ordered a lawyer to return his contingency fee to an age bias plaintiff and awarded fees…

J-Lo Gets Tell-All Book Banned

An arbitrator has ordered Jennifer Lopez’s first husband to pay her $545,000 for violating a settlement agreement by threatening to publish a tell-all book.

Lopez’s lawyer filed court papers on…

Bill Would Ban Forced ADR

Two Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would bar enforcement of some mandatory arbitration agreements.

The Arbitration Fairness Act would bar mandatory arbitration agreements involving employment, consumer rights, franchises or…

1st Native American Lawyer in SD Dies

Corrected: Ramon Roubideaux, a well-known American Indian lawyer who represented activists involved in the 71-day standoff at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1973,…

Broker Wins $1.6 M in Merrill Arbitration

An NASD securities arbitration panel has awarded $1.6 million to a broker of Iranian descent, saying that Merrill Lynch & Co. first set him up to be fired and then…

Texas Lawyer Ordered to Repay $35.7 M

A big-name Houston plaintiffs lawyer has been ordered by an arbitration panel to repay $35.7 million in improper legal fees he charged to some 3,000 plaintiffs he represented in breast…

Gang Issues Up as ‘Boston Miracle’ Fades

Back in the 1990s, Sinbad from the X-men, the Mayor from Castlegate, and Butch from Intervale were hailed as critical components of the “Boston Miracle,” an innovative crime-fighting effort featuring…

Va. Tech Panel Urged to Assign Blame

Although the gunman who killed 32 and injured dozens more in an on-campus massacre at Virginia Tech earlier this year committed suicide at the scene, it is still important to…

Court Voids Class-Action Ban

Cingular Wireless raised the bar too high when it banned class actions in its standard subscriber contracts, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled.

The provision is unconscionable and cannot be…

Oil Gushing in Arbitration Survey

An American Lawyer survey of international arbitration trends shows a surge in energy disputes and Latin American cases.

The oil, gas and utility sectors make up more than a third…

Skadden to Advise Virginia Tech Panel

An advisory panel created to look into the Virginia Tech massacre will be counseled on a pro bono basis by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, officials announced today.

Although…

Judge Seeks Baseball Arbitration in Church Sex Abuse Cases

A federal judge thinks an arbitration method developed in major league baseball could help resolve litigation over alleged sexual abuse within the San Diego diocese.

So-called baseball arbitration, in which…

Med Mal Creates Unlikely Safety Teams

Stereotypically, those injured or killed by medical errors and their family members sue for redress. But some victims and their relatives are banding together in partnership with representatives of the…

A Warning to Collaborators

Colorado bar ethics panel takes aim at a growing ADR practice

Mediation Way

Lawyers Opting for This Career Add Legal Skills and a Pinch of Psychology

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