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Happenings By Kristi Hornickel, Megan Kawa, and Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2006 After ruling on a case in which an arbitrator decided to dismiss a case after inferring a one-year statute of limitation from an expired contract, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified the conditions under which an arbitrator's decision can be vacated for manifest disregard of the law.
Case summaries By Kristi Hornickel, Megan Kawa, and Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2006 Traveler's Casualty and Surety Co. (Insurer) and ACandS (Insuree) entered into a coverage agreement which included an arbitration clause.
Happenings By Kristi Hornickel, Megan Kawa, and Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2006 Consumer arbitration policy has been a hotly contested issue and the New Jersey Supreme Court took center stage in the debate when it heard arguments from two cases in February.
News and events By Kristi Hornickel, Megan Kawa, and Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2006 MTI is coordinating an effort to elect mediators to public office in the United States and other democracies.
Mediation can constitute social work By Megan Kawa Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2006 As a licensed clinical social worker through 1998, Jerry Penny continued to practice even though his license expired.
Standards & certification section By Megan Kawa and Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2006 Electronic mail has been ruled as an acceptable means for initiating arbitration by England's Commercial Court.
ADR happenings By Megan Kawa and Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2006 In December, Congressman Charlie Norwood (R-GA) introduced the bill H.R. 4503, supported by Lincoln Davis (D-TN) and Sam Graves (R-MO).
Case summaries By Megan Kawa and Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2006 The Universal Service Fund filed a complaint at the district level alleging that defendants Sprint and AT&T collaborated with Worldcom in violation of the FCA and the Sherman Act.
FMCS study found mediation saved $9 billion for economy By Megan Kawa Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2006 A study was released in November by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service claiming that $9 billion has been saved for business and workers between 1999 and 2004 by the use of mediation in labor negotiations and work stoppages.

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