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Divorce can be ugly — for employers, too

No one ever sets out getting a divorce as a life goal. Unfortunately, though, divorce becomes a reality for an alarming number of married couples. While divorce can be emotionally devastating for the individuals involved, it can also end up interfering with their jobs....

source: By D. Albert Brannen
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The Texas Supreme Court generally likes to enforce arbitration contracts set up between businesses to keep their disputes out of court. But is it fair if the agreement is drawn up by a law firm to make sure its client's malpractice claim never sees a jury? That's a question...

source: Texas Lawyer

An Oklahoma Senate committee will consider a measure that would allow district courts to review arbitrator decisions in termination cases involving officers accused of excessive force or aggravated sexual assault. Under current...

source: Tulsa World

In July 2014 the U.S. submitted a proposal to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II that it develop a convention on the enforcement of conciliated settlement agreements for international commercial disputes. In February 2015,...


South Dakota should offer mediation services for landowners who are in drainage disputes, the state Senate decided. Senators voted 32-2 for the legislation. Senate Bill 3 now goes to the House of Representatives. The mediation program would be operated with the state Department...

source: Aberdeen News

We are in troubling times. The option to use mediation as a tool to aid in conflict resolution should be the beginning of many conversations. There are many issues that plague our world today, for example, how we speak and deal with each other as colleagues. Mediation is...


So long as market users, i.e. the true decision makers, remain dependent on their legal counsel to select, direct and control the mediation/negotiation process, there is likely to be little advancement in public education about the importance and availability of mediation.



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