All posts by John Lande

In Praise of (Good) Disagreements

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary. It may seem odd that I advocate for more disagreements in a blog named Indisputably.  But that’s exactly what I’m doing.  Actually, just more good disagreements. Dying Art of Disagreement This post riffs on a column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, … Continue reading In Praise of (Good) Disagreements

Important Employment Arbitration Cases in the Supreme Court

Although I am not an arbitration guy, even I generally know about the US Supreme Court’s bizarre interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act to shut people out of court. Stanford Law Professor David Freeman Engstrom wrote a useful op-ed in the New York Times explaining why three cases argued in the Supreme Court today are … Continue reading Important Employment Arbitration Cases in the Supreme Court

Fordham’s International Mediation and Arbitration Conferences

From TFOI Jackie Nolan-Haley: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to invite you to Fordham Law School’s annual ADR Symposium, “International Commercial Mediation: How Culture and Regulation are Affecting the Business and the Practice of Mediation” on November 16, 2017.  You may also be interested in our international arbitration conference which will be held the following … Continue reading Fordham’s International Mediation and Arbitration Conferences

New Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) Website

From Resolution Systems Institute My name is Nicole Wilmet and I am the Resource Center Director at Resolution Systems Institute (RSI).  As an organizer of your state’s court ADR program, I am delighted to inform you that RSI, the source for information about court alternative dispute resolution, has a brand new website! At the updated … Continue reading New Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) Website

Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer

I was really pleased to meet Randall Kiser at last year’s ABA conference.  I was very impressed by his important study (co-authored with Martin Asher and Blakeley McShane), Let’s Not Make a Deal: An Empirical Examination of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Negotiations.  The top-line finding was that in 85.5% of cases, parties went to trial … Continue reading Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer

Chance to Support CFPB Arbitration Rule – Sept. 22 Deadline

From Lauren Saunders, Associate Director, National Consumer Law Center: Folks, Thanks so much for signing the letter to the Senate asking it not to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule prohibiting consumer financial products from having forced arbitration clauses with class action bans and requiring the collection of data on individual arbitrations. I wanted to let you … Continue reading Chance to Support CFPB Arbitration Rule – Sept. 22 Deadline