Medical Negligence Mediation Dissected
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Medical Negligence Mediation Dissected

By Gregg Bertram Mediating healthcare disputes presents many challenges for the mediator. Experienced, skilled mediators recognize that there are many galaxies within the universe of healthcare disputes. For example, a medical negligence mediation presents different variables than a mediation involving alleged nursing home negligence or one involving a naturopath enmeshed in a coding dispute with…

201510.22
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U.S. Supreme Court to Review California’s “Arbitration Unfriendly” Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari last week in MHN Government Services, Inc. v. Zaborowski, a case in which the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision to sever an arbitration clause. The Supreme Court’s decision to review this case is significant given the number of contracts providing that California law controls. In Zaborowski, counselors…

201510.01
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Pacific ADR Welcomes Real Estate Attorney Catherine Yalung

I am pleased to introduce Pacific ADR Consulting’s newest panel member, Catherine Yalung. Catherine brings extensive substantive knowledge regarding title insurance and real estate transactions to her mediation and arbitration practice. Catherine has practiced law for 23 years, with a primary focus on real estate and creditor-debtor matters. She currently manages litigation in a 10-state…

201509.11
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Mediation Submissions: 5 Tips for Success

There are times when an attorney, preparing for an upcoming mediation, contacts the mediator to find out what the mediation submission should contain. Mediators like this question, because most do have preferences, and there is nothing worse than wading through a confusing or incomplete submittal. Not surprisingly, a poorly written and unorganized brief affects the…

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Advantages of Mediation

Pacific ADR’s TOP 5 reasons to recommend mediation:  Speed. Prosecuting or defending a civil lawsuit is slow, expensive and unpredictable. Delay often occurs because criminal cases receive priority (via Constitutional requirements) and because certain jurisdictions have too few judges. Mediation, however, can be scheduled quickly, especially when the disputing parties genuinely wish to resolve their…