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State Supreme Courts Falling In Line On Arbitration

State Supreme Courts Falling In Line On Arbitration

In a fitting ending to a post about high courts,  our nation’s highest court has agreed to decide a new arbitration case.  The case, New Prime Inc. v . Oliveira, comes from the 1st Circuit and raises two questions: whether a court or arbitrator should decide if an exemption to the FAA applies; and whether the FAA’s exemption (in Section 1) includes independent contractors.

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The Dangers of Being a "Bad Ass" Woman Mediator

The Dangers of Being a "Bad Ass" Woman Mediator

Yesterday was an interesting day for me.  I spent the day in a training for a Personnel Commission for which I have served as a Hearing Officer for over a decade.  At its conclusion, a very young female participant in the training took me aside and complemented me for being a "bad ass" woman whom she hoped to emulate in her burgeoning career.

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Friends

Friends

You may be forgiven if you assume that these labels are the result of weighty deliberations in the bloggers’ respective ivory towers, with decisions tabulated by major accounting firms.  Forgiven, but wrong.

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Three Easy Pieces

Three Easy Pieces

“In ‘litigation as usual,’ settlement often comes only after adversarial posturing, the original conflict escalates, the relationships deteriorate, the process takes too long and costs too much, and nobody is really happy with the resolution

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