Tag Archives: public policy

Lawyers’ Ethical Responsibility in Negotiating Confidential Settlements on Behalf of Serial Lawbreakers

In another post, I discuss Louis C.K.’s apology for his repeated sexual misconduct.  Although he apparently didn’t settle claims for this conduct (that I have read about, anyway), other wrongdoers certainly have done so.  In those cases, lawyers have negotiated the settlements, which typically include strict provisions requiring confidentiality, often with harsh liquidated damage provisions … Continue reading Lawyers’ Ethical Responsibility in Negotiating Confidential Settlements on Behalf of Serial Lawbreakers

Missouri Symposium on Managing Disputes About Speech on Campus

Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution recently held our annual symposium in coordination with our Journal of Dispute Resolution.  The symposium, entitled “The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Principles for Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes,” was organized by Professors Bob Jerry and Chris Wells.  They specialize, respectively, in insurance law and … Continue reading Missouri Symposium on Managing Disputes About Speech on Campus

Photo Album – Missouri Symposium on Disputes About Speech on Campus

In a separate post, I describe Missouri’s latest annual symposium,  “The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Principles for Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes.” This post provides photos of some folks who you may (or should) know.   Click here for a description of my photo album process. Dean Lyrissa Lidsky and Bob Jerry Bob Jerry … Continue reading Photo Album – Missouri Symposium on Disputes About Speech on Campus

CFPB Arbitration Rule Overturned

From my colleague, Amy Schmitz: This summer, I reported the news that after much study, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had issued its arbitration rule barring the use of arbitration clauses to preclude class actions with respect to financial services and contracts disputes.  The rule would have prohibited banks and other consumer financial companies … Continue reading CFPB Arbitration Rule Overturned

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

Missouri Symposium on the First Amendment on Campus & Dispute Resolution

You are cordially invited to Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Annual Symposium, to be held on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Columbia, Missouri, on the topic “The First Amendment on Campus:  Identifying Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes.”  Almost weekly, events on our nation’s campuses vividly demonstrate conflicting attitudes about the … Continue reading Missouri Symposium on the First Amendment on Campus & Dispute Resolution

How Can We Build Common Ground Between Bubbles?  – Revisited

Richard Barbieri, the general editor of ACResolutions, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution, was struck by my series of posts after the November election about building common ground between “bubbles” in our society.  He asked me to combine them into a single article for publication in the next issue of the magazine, … Continue reading How Can We Build Common Ground Between Bubbles?  – Revisited

Invitation to Join Conversation About Conflict Engagement in a Divided Nation

From WFOI Noam Ebner: Friends, I’d like to share the link to a conversation developing on ADRHub, and invite you to join in. Initially a dialog between Bernie Mayer and Gail Bingham, this interaction is developing into an open conversation around a topic that is of deep concern to many of us.  Captioned ‘Conflict Intervention … Continue reading Invitation to Join Conversation About Conflict Engagement in a Divided Nation