RICHARD BYRNE, ESQ. AUTHORS CHAPTER ON MEDIATING CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS IN THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S BOOK “RESOLVING INSURANCE DISPUTES BEFORE TRIAL”

October 24, 2018, by NAM Richard P. Byrne, Esq. Hearing Officer and Mediator for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Mr. Byrne's chapter, Construction Claims: A Mediator's Perspective, describes how Mediation is a preferred option when resolving construction claims, which can often "evolve into one of the most complex, expensive, unwieldy, and exasperating types of litigation".

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PREPARATION: THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL ARBITRATION OR MEDIATION – A NEUTRAL’S PERSPECTIVE

September, 2018, By: Michael R. Rossi, Esq.

It may be time to give greater consideration to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for patent disputes. The rapid changes brought about by the technological revolution have in many instances shortened the economic lifecycle of patented technology. The right to exclude competition is often no longe...

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PATENT ARBITRATION IN THE AGE OF RAPIDLY CHANGING TECHNOLOGY

September, 2018, By: Jeffrey A. Schwab, Esq.

It may be time to give greater consideration to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for patent disputes. The rapid changes brought about by the technological revolution have in many instances shortened the economic lifecycle of patented technology. The right to exclude competition is often no longe...

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WHY MEDIATION? 5 PERSONAL INJURY CASE STUDIES

August, 2018, By: Bob Worden, Esq.

The perspectives of plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases are inherently different – both sides have an interest in resolving their disputes quickly, while attempting to get the best possible results for their clients. Having worked many years on both sides of the equation, I have suf...

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GOOD FAITH NEGOTIATIONS AT MEDIATION

August, 2018, By: Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.)

As a full-time mediator for the past decade, I have come to learn that trust is a critical element in any successful negotiation. However, in an adversarial negotiation, trust is a relative thing. You may never come to fully trust your adversary, but that doesn’t mean parties can’t mutually enga...

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