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A friend and colleague pointed out to me that the entire eight-year run of the hit television series “Game of Thrones” – where sustained conflict inflicted countless deaths and drained unimaginable resources – resulted in a form of alternative dispute resolution. The leaders of the Seven Kingdoms met to discuss and negotiate their collective future. […]
I treated car buying as a week-long mediation and was able to save thousands through negotiation.
The private mediation market is flooded with people looking to break into the field. When law students ask me whether they can make a career in mediation, I tell them to become a well-respected judge for about a decade, retire, and then business will be much easier to generate without the need for advanced ADR […]
When families fight, mediation can help resolve disputes before rifts form and relatives stop speaking to each other. And, as people live longer, there are more possible conflicts among family members about who takes care of an aging parent, who serves as personal representative for an estate and the distribution of property after someone dies. […]
OCEAN CITY – Court-affiliated alternative dispute resolution has grown quickly in Maryland since its inception several decades ago, with more than 70 individual ADR programs currently able to handle family law, civil and criminal cases from the district courts to the Court of Special Appeals. An extensive statewide study examining these programs has found ADR’s […]
This column is the first of a series of columns which will detail the parallel growth and development of alternative dispute resolution in Maryland with the advent and evolution of “problem-solving courts.” Upon reflection, this seems not to have been a coincidence. Both the utilization of ADR and “problem–solving courts” proceed from the premise that […]
Now-retired Court of Appeals Judge Glenn T. Harrell Jr. saw it coming as he approached the state's mandatory judicial retirement age of 70.
Alternative dispute resolution was once thought of as a resource primarily for small claims and family law cases but is now gaining traction in more high-stakes lawsuits, including commercial litigation and business disputes. ADR also is often considered the purview of retired judges and litigators. Now, a group of actively practicing attorneys is renewing its […]
Of all the awards presented at the Maryland State Bar Association's Annual Meeting in Ocean City, the one you won't find is a prize for Best Booth.
Retired judges Gale E. Rasin and Stephen P. Johnson and lawyers David K. Bowersox, Louis J. Levy and Roger D. Meade have joined the alternative dispute resolution panel at Creative Dispute Resolutions LLC.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Grounds for vacating arbitration award BOTTOM LINE: Appellate court erred when it vacated arbitration award on basis that award was “completely irrational” and demonstrated “manifest disregard of the law.” CASE: Downey v. Sharp, No. 19, Sept. Term, 2011 (filed Aug. 23, 2012) (Judges Bell, Harrell, Battaglia, Greene, Adkins, Barbera & ELDRIDGE (retired, [&[...]