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Employer Prerogative And Employee Rights: The Never-Ending Tug-Of-War, Henry L. Chambers Jr. Nov 2000

Employer Prerogative And Employee Rights: The Never-Ending Tug-Of-War, Henry L. Chambers Jr.

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


Has Wright Line Gone Wrong--Why Pretext Can Be Sufficient To Prove Discrimination Under The National Labor Relations Act, Michael J. Hayes Nov 2000

Has Wright Line Gone Wrong--Why Pretext Can Be Sufficient To Prove Discrimination Under The National Labor Relations Act, Michael J. Hayes

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


Mental-Mental Claims--Placing Limitations On Recovery Under Workers' Compensation For Day-To-Day Frustrations, Natalie D. Riley Nov 2000

Mental-Mental Claims--Placing Limitations On Recovery Under Workers' Compensation For Day-To-Day Frustrations, Natalie D. Riley

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


Could Somebody Call A Doctor--On-Call Physicians And The Duty To Treat, Jane Drummond Nov 2000

Could Somebody Call A Doctor--On-Call Physicians And The Duty To Treat, Jane Drummond

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


Must We Talk About That Reasonable Accommodation--The Eighth Circuit Says Yes, But Is The Answer Reasonable , Jill S. Kingsbury Nov 2000

Must We Talk About That Reasonable Accommodation--The Eighth Circuit Says Yes, But Is The Answer Reasonable , Jill S. Kingsbury

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


Dancing Around Employment At-Will: Can Fraud Provide Plaintiffs A Way To Hold Their Employers Liable, James E. Meadows Nov 2000

Dancing Around Employment At-Will: Can Fraud Provide Plaintiffs A Way To Hold Their Employers Liable, James E. Meadows

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


New Provision For Tolling The Limitations Periods For Seeking Tax Refunds: Its History, Operation And Policy, And Suggestions For Reform, The, Bruce A. Mcgovern Nov 2000

New Provision For Tolling The Limitations Periods For Seeking Tax Refunds: Its History, Operation And Policy, And Suggestions For Reform, The, Bruce A. Mcgovern

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


Breaking Down The Boundaries Of Malpractice Law, Philip G. Peters Jr. Nov 2000

Breaking Down The Boundaries Of Malpractice Law, Philip G. Peters Jr.

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


Just What The Doctor Ordered--Or Was It: Missouri Pharmacists' Duty Of Care In The 21st Century, Michele L. Hornish Nov 2000

Just What The Doctor Ordered--Or Was It: Missouri Pharmacists' Duty Of Care In The 21st Century, Michele L. Hornish

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


Learned Intermediary Doctrine In The Age Of Direct Consumer Advertising, The, Bradford B. Lear Nov 2000

Learned Intermediary Doctrine In The Age Of Direct Consumer Advertising, The, Bradford B. Lear

Missouri Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Form Letter From The Dean, R. Lawrence Dessem Oct 2000

A Form Letter From The Dean, R. Lawrence Dessem

Faculty Publications

A few years ago, in “A Form Letter to the Dean,” I offered the Journal's readers a template form letter which law school faculty could use to communicate with their deans. In the aftermath of that article's publication, I received letters, phone calls, and small explosive devices indicating that, mirabile dictu, a few people had actually read the article. Because I had never before had such a response to any of what I rather loosely refer to as my scholarship, I was encouraged to write a sequel. Hence the present piece. My current form letter is inspired by ...


Health Care Law: Breaking Down The Boundaries Of Malpractice Law, Philip G. Peters Jr. Oct 2000

Health Care Law: Breaking Down The Boundaries Of Malpractice Law, Philip G. Peters Jr.

Faculty Publications

Historically, courts have treated professional malpractice cases as unique. When disputes that would otherwise have been governed by tort rules of general application have arisen in the context of medical treatment, courts have routinely constructed special rules for the resolution of those disputes. Recent evidence suggests that this penchant for special rules may be weakening and that malpractice law may be slowly melting back into the sea of tort doctrine.The three Missouri health care law cases noted in this issue are the latest evidence that courts today are more willing to resolve medical negligence actions using tort rules of ...


Bringing Structure To The Law Of Injunctions Against Expression, Christina E. Wells Oct 2000

Bringing Structure To The Law Of Injunctions Against Expression, Christina E. Wells

Faculty Publications

Part I of this Article reviews the Court's cases regarding injunctions against speech, focusing first on the increasing elevation of rhetoric (as opposed to analysis) in the Court's prior restraint decisions. Part I also reviews the Court's other decisions involving injunctions and demonstrates that they too contain little, if any, analysis concerning the appropriateness of injunctive relief against expression. Part II examines Madsen's interaction with the Court's previous decisions and discusses how Madsen furthers the incoherence of the Court's previous cases. Part III explains that content discrimination principles, although superficially attractive, are inappropriate with ...


The Business Lawyer As Terrorist Transaction Cost Engineer, Royce De R. Barondes Oct 2000

The Business Lawyer As Terrorist Transaction Cost Engineer, Royce De R. Barondes

Faculty Publications

Lawyers have garnered a reputation for being unreasonable and excessively contentious. This popular sentiment is embedded in our culture. If lawyers cannot change that perception, a second-best outcome (from the perspective of lawyers) would be the formation of an understanding that there is a reason why they appear to act unreasonably, that it can be desirable for lawyers to act in a way that initially appears to be unreasonable. This Article attempts to build a basis for that understanding in the context of lawyers participating in large commercial transactions.


Restricting Public Employees' Political Activities: Good Government Or Partisan Politics?, Rafael Gely, Timothy D. Chandler Oct 2000

Restricting Public Employees' Political Activities: Good Government Or Partisan Politics?, Rafael Gely, Timothy D. Chandler

Faculty Publications

The article starts by reviewing, in Part II, the history of the regulation of political activities by public employees, and in Part III, the regulation of patronage. Part IV develops the argument that both sets of regulations, although justified on different grounds, are better understood as political control mechanisms. Part V provides some empirical evidence for this argument by examining voting patterns on federal legislation restricting public employees' political activities. Part VI discusses the relationship of these laws to public sector unionization. Part VII concludes the article.


Differentiating The Free Exercise And Establishment Clauses, Carl H. Esbeck Jul 2000

Differentiating The Free Exercise And Establishment Clauses, Carl H. Esbeck

Faculty Publications

The purpose of the Establishment Clause is not to safeguard individual religious rights. That is the role of the Free Exercise Clause, indeed its singular role. The purpose of the Establishment Clause, rather, is as a structural restraint on governmental power. Because of its structural character, the task of the Establishment Clause is to limit government from legislating or otherwise acting on any matter "respecting an establishment of religion." The powers that fall within the scope of the foregoing clause (denied to government, hence within the sole province of religion) and the powers outside this clause (hence, authority vested in ...


Faithful, Gary L. Gill-Austern Jul 2000

Faithful, Gary L. Gill-Austern

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The term "facilitative mediation" reminds me of the term "Old Testament." As we Jews from time to time have reminded Christians, the Jewish people call their canon the Tanakh, or, in English, the Hebrew Scriptures. That the same thirty-nine books - Genesis, Exodus, and so on - are labeled "Old Testament" by others indicates that another (later) religious community believes that an event occurred that requires what came before to be interpreted through the prism of an intervening event or reality. For Christians, this is expressed in the New Testament. Returning, then, to the current discussion, it takes a partisan of "evaluative ...


Facilitative Mediator Responds, A, Zena Zumeta Jul 2000

Facilitative Mediator Responds, A, Zena Zumeta

Journal of Dispute Resolution

I appreciate the thoughtfulness and conclusions of Professor Jeffrey Stempel in his article. His title, "The Inevitability of the Eclectic," seems completely right to me. Most mediators I know who have had training in mediation are more eclectic than squarely in one camp or another. They use techniques that are geared both to their own personalities and to the needs of the case. This, indeed, is a level of sophistication that is a heartening indication of the maturity of the field of mediation. However, there are many points in Stempel's argument that I disagree with, including some of his ...


Inevitability Of The Eclectic: Liberating Adr From Ideology, The, Jeffrey W. Stempel, Kimberlee K. Kovach Jul 2000

Inevitability Of The Eclectic: Liberating Adr From Ideology, The, Jeffrey W. Stempel, Kimberlee K. Kovach

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In this essay, I continue to argue against such rigid characterization of the mediation enterprise and in favor of what I term an "eclectic" approach to mediation. The eclectic style is one in which a mediator - while maintaining neutrality and impartiality at all times - attempts to both assist the disputants in finding acceptable solutions on their own and also remains free to provide necessary guidance as to the outcomes that might obtain in the legal regime that will govern their dispute should no agreement result from the mediation. In short, my view of good mediation practice is one where the ...


Adr: An Eclectic Array Of Processes, Rather Than One Eclectic Process, Lela P, Love Jul 2000

Adr: An Eclectic Array Of Processes, Rather Than One Eclectic Process, Lela P, Love

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The thesis of this essay is that when mediators try to resolve a controversy by providing their analysis fo the legal - or other- merits, they are providing the service that judges, arbitrators and neutral experts provide. In essence, such endeavors use the neutral's judgment, award or opinion to determine or jump-start a resolution. That add-on activity to mediation should be called by its proper name. This essay will not review the many reasons that a single neutral combining the roles of facilitator and evaluator is problematic, since that has been done extensively elsewhere.' Instead, in part one, we highlight ...


Identifying Real Dichotomies Underlying The False Dichotomy: Twenty-First Century Mediation In An Eclectic Regime, Jeffrey W. Stemple Jul 2000

Identifying Real Dichotomies Underlying The False Dichotomy: Twenty-First Century Mediation In An Eclectic Regime, Jeffrey W. Stemple

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Preparation for the University of Missouri's lecture on dispute resolution and consideration of commentary prompted additional thoughts on the issue and a more refined perspective on the issue of facilitation-versus-evaluation and its role in the continued development of modem ADR. Rather than attempt to fine-tune a completed article, this reply will address the additional perspectives as well as note points of distinct conflict or quibble with commentators. First, this reply provides some additional assessment framing the facilitative-evaluative debate as well as a modified brief in support of the legitimacy of some elements of evaluation in the eclectic mediation that ...


Foreword, Leonard L. Riskin Jul 2000

Foreword, Leonard L. Riskin

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In 1994, I proposed the idea of charting a mediator's role on a facilitative evaluative continuum. Since that time, the notion surely has generated at least as much heat as light. In this Symposium, we are fortunate to have a lead article and final reflections by Professor Jeffrey Stempel, one of the most thoughtful and prolific commentators on this issue. Professor Stempel's argument that eclecticism in mediation is inevitable is well-honed, and yet our distinguished commentators - Gary Gill-Austem, Richard Birke, Kim Kovach, Lela Love, Jon Lande, and Zena Zumeta - found much to say about it.


Arbitration And Its Collateral Estoppel Effect On Third Parties - Vandenberg V. Superior Court, Thurston K. Cromwell Jul 2000

Arbitration And Its Collateral Estoppel Effect On Third Parties - Vandenberg V. Superior Court, Thurston K. Cromwell

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Note examines why California's supreme court chose not to allow judicially confirmed arbitration awards to apply to third parties. The court based its decision on the contract model of arbitration and determined that an agreement to arbitrate was not necessarily an agreement binding third parties. However, this decision undermines the credibility of the arbitration process and fails to consider the negative impact relitigation of issues will have on the California courts.


Negligent Retention And Arbitration: The Effect Of A Developing Tort On Traditional Labor Law, Terry A. Bethel Jul 2000

Negligent Retention And Arbitration: The Effect Of A Developing Tort On Traditional Labor Law, Terry A. Bethel

Journal of Dispute Resolution

As negligent retention theories continue to grow, courts will inevitably address these questions. This article will offer a brief introduction to the tort of negligent retention and related doctrines and will discuss how courts will accommodate them within traditional labor law principles. Despite my impulsive reaction that negligent retention poses a threat to arbitration, I conclude that, for the most part, negligent retention and labor arbitration can coexist peacefully.


Editor's Observations: The 2001 Economic Crime Package: A Legislative History, Frank O. Bowman Iii Jul 2000

Editor's Observations: The 2001 Economic Crime Package: A Legislative History, Frank O. Bowman Iii

Faculty Publications

On April 6, 2001, the U.S. Sentencing Commission approved a group of amendments to guidelines governing the sentencing of economic crimes. These measures, collectively known to as the “economic crime package,” are the culmination of some six years of deliberations by both the Conaboy and Murphy Sentencing Commissions working together with interested outside groups such as the defense bar, the Justice Department, probation officers, and the Criminal Law Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference, The package contains three basic components. First, the now-separate theft and fraud guidelines, Sections 2B1.1 and 2F1.1, will be consolidated into a ...


Briefing Paper On Problems In Redefining "Loss" (U.S. Sentencing Commission Economic Crime Symposium), Frank O. Bowman Iii Jul 2000

Briefing Paper On Problems In Redefining "Loss" (U.S. Sentencing Commission Economic Crime Symposium), Frank O. Bowman Iii

Faculty Publications

On October 12-13, 2000, the U.S. Sentencing Commission sponsored its Third Symposium On Crime and Punishment in the United States: Federal Sentencing Policy for Economic Crimes and New Technology Offenses. The afternoon of the first day of the meeting was devoted to discussing the concept of “loss” as a measurement of defendant culpability and offense seriousness. The conferees were divided into small groups to discuss discrete sub-issues relating to “loss” and its place in sentencing economic crimes under the Guidelines. Following the small group discussions, the discussion leaders (“facilitators”) addressed a plenary session of the conference to report on ...


Mediating Citizen Complaints Against The Police: An Exploratory Study , Samuel Walker, Carol Archbold Jul 2000

Mediating Citizen Complaints Against The Police: An Exploratory Study , Samuel Walker, Carol Archbold

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This article examines the subject of mediating citizen complaints against the police. It reviews the history of citizen complaints, presents data on existing police complaint mediation programs, and discusses the potential contributions of mediation to police accountability.


Evaluation And Facilitation: Moving Past Either/Or, Richard Birke Jul 2000

Evaluation And Facilitation: Moving Past Either/Or, Richard Birke

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In this essay, I argue that there is no such thing as a purely facilitative mediation of a legal dispute. Neither is there such a thing as a purely evaluative mediation of a legal dispute. Mediation of legal disputes is, by its nature, always facilitative and evaluative. The evaluative-facilitative divide is an artificial artifact of history. Following this introduction, I offer a brief description of the development of the field of legal mediation, and I attempt to place the Riskin grid in historical context. I then hope to push the debate toward a new moment, one in which all mediation ...


Toward More Sophisticated Mediation Theory, John Lande Jul 2000

Toward More Sophisticated Mediation Theory, John Lande

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Some of these benefits are due to the particular arguments of facilitation proponents, while others involve a general development of the field resulting from the debate. The first benefit is that facilitation proponents have highlighted how mediation can promote many important values such as party self-determination, and they have cautioned about risks of unfairness created by mediator evaluation as described in Part III. Second, the facilitation-evaluation debate has stimulated a better appreciation of the appropriateness of these techniques in different types of cases, as described in Part IV. Third, the debate has contributed to reducing ill-considered evaluation practice, as discussed ...


Mediator's Privilege: Can A Mediator Be Compelled To Testify In A Civil Case - California Privilege Law Says Yes - Olam V. Congress Mortgage Co., The, Jennifer C. Bailey Jul 2000

Mediator's Privilege: Can A Mediator Be Compelled To Testify In A Civil Case - California Privilege Law Says Yes - Olam V. Congress Mortgage Co., The, Jennifer C. Bailey

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In the present case, Olain v. Congress, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has, in a precedent-setting opinion, forced a mediator to testify in a subsequent civil procedure. 9 This Note will examine two recurring issues regarding mediation: first, the appropriate law to be applied when a case sits in federal court; and second, the history of the mediation privilege, the present state of the mediation privilege within the federal and state courts, and the consequences of the instant case.