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U of Baltimore – Family Mediation Clinic Fellow

This job announcement was forwarded by one of my clinical colleagues – it’s a great opportunity for someone interested in breaking into the field. Clinical Fellow for the Mediation Clinic for Families The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship in its Mediation Clinic for Families to start on or about … Continue reading U of Baltimore – Family Mediation Clinic Fellow

Blankley – Oregon Supreme Court Holds Pre-Mediation Communications Not Protected

FOI Kristen Blankley (Nebraska) offers up a guest post on an interesting attorney malpractice / mediation confidentiality case out of Oregon.  Casenote is written all over this one. Earlier this month, the Oregon Supreme Court held that pre-mediation communications are not protected communications in Alfieri v. Solomon, __ P.3d ___, 2015 WL 8539065 (Ore. Dec. … Continue reading Blankley – Oregon Supreme Court Holds Pre-Mediation Communications Not Protected

Szalai: DirecTV v. Imburgia Turns Arbitration Law On Its Head

Arbitration guru Imre Szalai (Loyola) provides us with his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s recent DirecTV case.  Naturally Imre kicked off the listserv thread Jill mentioned yesterday.  And here’s a link to Imre’s arbitration blog for further info on the case. Earlier today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in DirecTV v Imburgia. Three issues … Continue reading Szalai: DirecTV v. Imburgia Turns Arbitration Law On Its Head

SCOTUS hands down DirecTV v. Imburgia opinion today

Today the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in DirecTV v. Imburgia today.  No surprises here – the FAA acts as glue when there is an arbitration clause in a contract.  Maybe most surprising in Justice Breyer’s opinion is the “and we mean it” exhortation to the lower courts.  In an ironic twist, this finger-wagging … Continue reading SCOTUS hands down DirecTV v. Imburgia opinion today