ABA Journal

Mediation

8 ABA Journal Mediation articles.

Tennessee court pilots new ODR platform to mediate medical debt disputes

One Tennessee small claims court is attempting to address this issue by piloting an online dispute resolution platform to keep medical debt collection out of the courtroom. Through the platform, patients can communicate with the hospital or health center about payment options and ways to potentially reduce their bills, and they can use the pro bono services of a trained mediator to reach a settlement, if needed.

With alternative dispute rising in popularity, this platform aims to help mediators and arbitrators

A lawyer realized that there were limited tech options to assist him in the alternative dispute resolution realm, so he and his wife developed a technology platform for mediators and arbitrators.

Copyright lawyer with ‘ignominious record’ must pay over $100K in sanctions, 2nd Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld sanctions of more than $100,000 against copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz for lying to a New York federal judge and violating his orders.

BigLaw firm is punishing 5 departing partners in bonus clawback dispute, petition says

Five former Nixon Peabody partners allege that their former law firm tried to punish them for jumping to DLA Piper by trying to claw back bonuses and withholding money in support of the effort.

Bias cases of JAMS arbitrator who shared racist email should undergo review, group says

The National Employment Lawyers Association is calling for a review of discrimination cases overseen by a former JAMS arbitrator who shared a racist email with a list of 39 people.

The new world of litigating workplace disputes with social media

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way we communicate, receive news and stay connected in our personal lives. But social media is a headache, once we consider legal and compliance best practices when such interactions in the workplace go awry.

Minnesota launches civil rights probe of state police department in hopes of bringing change

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights hopes to change policing practices of the Minneapolis Police Department through a civil rights investigation and consent decree.

Potential jurors questioned via Zoom for summary jury trial in Texas

Potential jurors were questioned in Texas on Monday in what may be the first Zoom jury trial during the COVID-19 pandemic.