Publications

STOP THE WORLD (PLEASE!) I WANT TO GET OFF!

Posted on Apr 15, 2020

“Stop the World: I Want to Get Off” was a musical with Anthony Newley. It originally opened in London in 1961 and made it to Broadway in 1962. It was followed by a film in 1966 and a revival in 1978. n the play, whenever something unsatisfactory happened to the lead character, named Littlechap, he called out, “Stop the World” and proceeded to address the audience directly. This occurred multiple times throughout the performance.

LOOKING F O R W A R D: THE ADR OPTION TO RESOLVE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COVERAGE DISPUTES

Posted on Apr 10, 2020

New York residents have been asked to “P A U S E.” Across the Nation there is an all-out effort to “Slow the Roll.” Our scientist-leaders have implored us to “social distance.” The historic and courageous acts of healthcare professionals and first responders, undertaken in Herculean proportions, are beyond description. Markets are strained. Business relationships are stressed.

HOW ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGY CAN KEEP YOUR CASES MOVING IN THE FACE OF COURT CLOSURES

Posted on Mar 26, 2020

Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks’s administrative order in combination with Governor Cuomo’s PAUSE (Policies Assure Uniform Safety For Everyone) executive order eliminate all but emergency in-person legal proceedings in the courts of the State of New York. As such, the courts are largely unstaffed. Surely, those measures are necessary to combat the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

In light of the current state of events, Alternative Dispute Resolution may be the only way to resolve cases in the foreseeable future. With many law firms and insurance carriers permitting staff to work from home, and social distancing becoming the “new normal,” it is vital that the legal community embrace technology in order to continue functioning.

THE VIRTUES OF VIRTUAL ADR

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

By: Richard P. Byrne, Esq. | March 2020 The experience gained from a crisis can often prove meaningful – and even transformative – as adaptive changes, which otherwise may have evolved at a lesser pace, are accelerated. In response to the coronavirus, there has, literally, been an overnight movement by parties to utilize virtual ADR techniques to resolve […]

RESOLVING FINANCIAL DISPUTES THROUGH MEDIATION: A Case Study from the Perspective of In-House Counsel

Posted on Mar 16, 2020

By: Michael W. Emerson, Esq.|March 2020 New York Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Special Report Imagine you work as “in-house” counsel at an investment bank.  Your principal role is to advise your clients (typically sales personnel, product structurers and traders) about the various legal, regulatory and compliance risks associated with esoteric financial products.  These products are not […]

RESOLVING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MATTERS – POSITIVE OUTCOMES THROUGH MEDIATION

Posted on Mar 09, 2020

By: Bob Worden, Esq. | March 2020 There are numerous benefits associated with using mediation to resolve medical malpractice disputes. The mediation process affords both parties more control over the process, often reduces the cost of litigation, and can expedite dispute resolution for all. Medical malpractice mediation also presents its challenges. Given the nature of medical […]