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Decision-Making In Mediation: The New Old Grid And The New New Grid System, Leonard L. Riskin Dec 2003

Decision-Making In Mediation: The New Old Grid And The New New Grid System, Leonard L. Riskin

UF Law Faculty Publications

This Article reviews the author's previous mediator-orientation models and proposes a new system for understanding the range of mediator orientations based on substantive, procedural, and meta-procedural decision-making grids.


A Barcelona.Com Analysis: Toward A Better Model For Adjudication Of International Domain Name Disputes, Zohar Efroni Dec 2003

A Barcelona.Com Analysis: Toward A Better Model For Adjudication Of International Domain Name Disputes, Zohar Efroni

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Dispute Resolution Under Uncertainty: An Empirical Look At Bayes' Theorem And The Expected Value Of Perfect Information, Gregory Todd Jones, Douglas H. Yarn Jul 2003

Evaluation Dispute Resolution Under Uncertainty: An Empirical Look At Bayes' Theorem And The Expected Value Of Perfect Information, Gregory Todd Jones, Douglas H. Yarn

Journal of Dispute Resolution

To begin, we review a standard model of litigation decision-making in Section I and propose an extension of this model to include ex post evaluative dispute resolution in Section II. Next, in Section III, we review the analytical concept of the expected value of perfect information as a means of placing a theoretical rational maximum on the value of the information provided by evaluative dispute resolution processes. In Section IV, we review Bayes' theorem and propose this as a rational benchmark for the integration of new information with previously existing subjective probabilities. In Section V, we offer a formal statement …


Let's Put Ourselves Out Of Business: On Respect, Responsibility, And Dialogue In Dispute Resolution, Jonathan R. Cohen Jul 2003

Let's Put Ourselves Out Of Business: On Respect, Responsibility, And Dialogue In Dispute Resolution, Jonathan R. Cohen

UF Law Faculty Publications

This Essay works in two steps. I want to daydream with you about the future, or what I hope will someday be the future, of our dispute resolution movement. I want to then use these imaginings to reflect upon where we are today. I want to suggest something that may at first seem odd: Our ultimate goal should be to put ourselves, or virtually put ourselves, out of business. Eventually, I hope the time will come when we live in a society where the expert services of dispute resolution professionals, including not only lawyers and judges but also mediators and …


Taking Dispute Resolution Theory Seriously At Home And Abroad: Prospects And Limitations, Bryant G. Garth Jul 2003

Taking Dispute Resolution Theory Seriously At Home And Abroad: Prospects And Limitations, Bryant G. Garth

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Carrie Menkel-Meadow's splendid discussion of dispute resolution theory operates at several levels.' One level involves a questioning of the international applicability of U.S. dispute resolution theory. She shows that our theory is in many respects parochial-not necessarily capable of explaining or even contributing to shaping dispute resolution behavior outside the United States. For the theory to make any claim to universality, she suggests, it must take into account very different settings and perhaps even develop counter models applicable to some places but not others. A more context sensitive theory, she argues, can move us beyond concepts and approaches uncritically derived …


Possibilities For Collaborative Law: Ethics And Practice Of Lawyer Disqualification And Process Control In A New Model Of Lawyering, John M. Lande Jan 2003

Possibilities For Collaborative Law: Ethics And Practice Of Lawyer Disqualification And Process Control In A New Model Of Lawyering, John M. Lande

Faculty Publications

This article assesses the possibilities for collaborative law (CL) to promote problem-solving negotiation and analyzes the operation and effect of the CL disqualification agreement (DA), which CL leaders hold as essential to the process. In CL, the lawyers and clients agree to negotiate from the outset of the case using a problem-solving approach. Under CL theory, the process creates a metaphorical "container" by using a DA disqualifying both lawyers from representing their clients if either party chooses to proceed in litigation. This article argues that much CL theory and practice is valuable, including protocols of early commitment to negotiation, interest-based …


The Provisional Director Remedy For Corporate Deadlock: A Proposed Model Statute, Susanna Ripken Jan 2003

The Provisional Director Remedy For Corporate Deadlock: A Proposed Model Statute, Susanna Ripken

Susanna K. Ripken

The article discusses a unique remedy for shareholder and director deadlock within corporations: the appointment of provisional directors to corporate boards. Provisional directors are neutral third parties who are appointed by courts to act temporarily as tie-breaking directors in corporations paralyzed by deadlock. Provisional directors possess the same rights and powers of ordinary directors to vote at meetings. The provisional director remedy is a valuable dispute resolution mechanism that shares similarities with other alternative forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and a hybrid form called mediation-arbitration.

The appointment of a provisional director raises concerns about both the autonomy rights …


The Exercise Of Contract Freedom In The Making Of Arbitration Agreements, Thomas E. Carbonneau Jan 2003

The Exercise Of Contract Freedom In The Making Of Arbitration Agreements, Thomas E. Carbonneau

Journal Articles

A universal principle of contemporary arbitration law is that contract plays a vital role in the governance of arbitration. The vitality of that role can vary by legal system, court,statute, or treaty. Nonetheless, party agreement often provides the most significant rules for regulating arbitrations and conducting arbitral proceedings. This is especially true in international commercial arbitration. There, the lack of a functional transborder legislativeand adjudicatory process made contract the principal source of law for internationalcommercial transactions and arbitrations. Although law-making is more possible withinindividual national legal systems, the rule of contract freedom is also firmly established inmatters of domestic arbitration. …


Panacea Or Pandora's Box?: The Costs Of Options In Negotiation, Chris Guthrie Jan 2003

Panacea Or Pandora's Box?: The Costs Of Options In Negotiation, Chris Guthrie

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

The prescriptive literature on negotiation advises negotiators to generate, evaluate, and select from multiple options at the bargaining table. At first glance, this "option-generation prescription" seems unassailable. After all, negotiators can include in their agreements only those options that they actually consider, so the more options they consider, the more likely it seems they will reach an agreement that maximizes their preferences. Upon closer inspection, however, the option-generation prescription begins to appear vulnerable, for it rests on a questionable premise about negotiator behavior. The option-generation prescription assumes that negotiators will make rational decisions when selecting from multiple options; regardless of …


Forgetfulness, Fuzziness, Functionality, Fairness And Freedom, In Dispute Resolution, Jeffrey W. Stempel Jan 2003

Forgetfulness, Fuzziness, Functionality, Fairness And Freedom, In Dispute Resolution, Jeffrey W. Stempel

Scholarly Works

Professor Subrin is a self-professed traditionalist who has been one of the most forceful defenders of what I might term neo-traditional “Clarkian” litigation. By that, I mean the model of civil disputing in which litigation is a primary vehicle. More important, the litigation is based on notice pleading, broad discovery, and a preference for adjudication on the merits.

Key Subrin works over the years have focused on the historical path of the Clarkian model, which served to fuel much of the law revolution of the mid-Twentieth Century, to the “new era” of civil procedure and dispute resolution that dominated the …


Symposium Introduction: Perspectives On Dispute Resolution In The Twenty-First Century, Jeffrey W. Stempel Jan 2003

Symposium Introduction: Perspectives On Dispute Resolution In The Twenty-First Century, Jeffrey W. Stempel

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


A New Code Of Ethics For Commercial Arbitrators: The Neutrality Of Party-Appointed Arbitrators On A Tripartite Panel, Olga K. Byrne Jan 2003

A New Code Of Ethics For Commercial Arbitrators: The Neutrality Of Party-Appointed Arbitrators On A Tripartite Panel, Olga K. Byrne

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This article discusses ABA and AAA revisions to the ethics code for commercial arbitrators with respect to the neutrality of arbitrators. This Note describes the importance of the tripartite panel and the new standards in the revised code of ethics. It further examines the opposing arguments concerning the role of party-appointed arbitrators with respect to neutrality. Finally, the Note proposes that the revisers educate participants in the arbitral process of the new standard demanded of all arbitrators, so as to maintain confidence and stability in arbitration.


Policy Recommendations For Dispute Prevention And Dispute Settlement In Transatlantic Relations: Legal Perspectives, George A. Bermann Jan 2003

Policy Recommendations For Dispute Prevention And Dispute Settlement In Transatlantic Relations: Legal Perspectives, George A. Bermann

Faculty Scholarship

The concrete case studies and general policy analyses that were the subject of inquiry in the conferences culminating in the present volume have predictably generated a series of distinctly legal – as well as political – reflections on dispute prevention and dispute settlement in the transatlantic arena. One of the merits of the dual (concrete and abstract) approach that has been adopted for these conferences is its capacity to provide a check against the risks that would result either from divorcing this study from the realities of disputes or from relying exclusively on potentially idiosyncratic dispute scenarios. The recommendations to …


Introduction To The Decennial Volume, George A. Bermann Jan 2003

Introduction To The Decennial Volume, George A. Bermann

Faculty Scholarship

Ten years ago, when the Columbia Journal of European Law began, the European Union was, as we tend to say, "in a different place" than it is today. The "internal market" or, as it was called, the "1992" program had very largely been achieved, validating the institutional changes wrought by the Single European Act and boosting incalculably the Community's credibility as a regional economic entity and potential international political force. The Member States had just successfully orchestrated what may fairly be regarded as their most ambitious Intergovernmental Conference to date, culminating in the Treaty of Maastricht. While the referendum road …


Confidentiality's Constitutionality: The Incursion On Judicial Powers To Regulate Parties In Court-Connected Mediation, Maureen A. Weston Prof. Dec 2002

Confidentiality's Constitutionality: The Incursion On Judicial Powers To Regulate Parties In Court-Connected Mediation, Maureen A. Weston Prof.

Maureen A Weston

This Article explores the interplay between mediation confidentiality legislation and judicial powers to regulate participant conduct in the pretrial process. Part II describes the role of the court in monitoring parties' conduct in distinct settlement-related processes, such as private settlement negotiations, judicial settlement conferences, court-connected arbitration, and court-connected mediation, as well as the corresponding but varied confidentiality protection accorded these processes. Part III examines judicial decisions analyzing the tension between mediation confidentiality and judicial power to monitor and sanction misconduct in a settlement or court-connected mediation setting, specifically comparing the approach used by the California Supreme Court in Foxgate Homeowners’ …