Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

covers myriad different methods to resolve your case without going to court.  The term includes mediation, arbitration and settlement conferences before a settlement conference judge.  Informal dispute resolution is generally simply negotiating with your opponent to reach a settlement that gives each party enough of what they need to walk away from litigation.

 

California Supreme Court Moves to Make Bar Exam Easier to Pass

The New York Times recently ran an article about the rates for passing the bar in California versus other states. The article noted that “With passage rates for the test sagging, the court has asserted its authority over the exams, traditionally among the...
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Supreme Court ruling on printer cartridges changes what it means to buy almost anything

A Supreme Court ruling on Lexmark printer cartridges has huge implications for the way we think about technology ownership in America and your rights as a user. Source: Supreme Court ruling on printer cartridges changes what it means to buy almost...
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Conviction by Computer in the UK Takes the Humanity Out of the Law

According to a recent article by Gareth Corfield in The Register, a British publication, an algorithm is being implemented in Britain to allow petty criminals to opt-in to a computer model that provides instant plea agreements and penalties, along with an online fine...
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Binding Arbitration

While arbitration can be great, Schlesinger Conrad rarely recommends binding arbitration.  The difference is that with regular, non-binding arbitration, if you do not like the outcome, you have an opportunity to have the court review the arbitrator’s decision....
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