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Alternative Dispute Resolution

427 ABA Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution articles.

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.


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

Clause for Alarm

As Arbitration Costs Rise, In-House Counsel Turn to Mediation or a Combined Approach

Collaborative Counselors

Newest ADR Option Wins Converts, While Suffering Some Growing Pains

Listen Well

High-Lows’ Ups and Downs

Deals Taking Risks Out of Verdicts are Popular, But Some Lawyers Avoid Them

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