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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THE CHALLENGES IN MEDIATING MULTI-DEFENDANT CASES

July, 2018, By: Richard P. Byrne, Esq.

One of the challenges a Mediator faces is multi-defendant litigation where the defendants are consumed with the issues among and between each other and are drawn more to in-fighting than in addressing the claims of the plaintiff.

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3 KEY COMPONENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL OR ARBITRATION: PREPARATION, ANTICIPATION, EXECUTION

July, 2018, By: Howard J. Kaplan, Esq.

Preparation starts the moment the case is assigned to the attorney. It begins with thoroughly familiarizing yourself with the dispute. From the outset, you should develop a theme for the case. Meeting and getting to know your client is critical to ultimately being successful in the courtroom or arbi...

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ARBITRATE WITHOUT LOSING THE INTER PARTES REVIEW OPTION

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

Although a patent’s validity can be the subject matter of an arbitration proceeding, AIA provides an additional forum for a validity challenge within the Patent Office via an administrative proceeding.

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NAVIGATING THE MEDIATION EXPERIENCE: NO COMPROMISE - NO RESOLUTION

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

Mediation is a productive process, a process whose premise is that no party will get exactly what they want, but each will compromise to reach a mutually agreed upon resolution.

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