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2001 Articles

ADR happenings February 2001 The United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois recently created a new local rule governing the confidentiality of alternative dispute resolution proceedings
Alternative dispute resolution in bankruptcy By Erwin I. Katz February 2001 The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), once unknown in the bankruptcy context, has increased exponentially over the past ten years.
Alternative dispute resolution in Illinois Agriculture By Alicia Hill Ruiz April 2001 Illinois farmers can be counted among those choosing mediation when it is offered as an alternative method of resolving disputes
Breaking impasses in settlement conferences: five techniques for resolution Part I: creating a range By Hon. Morton Denlow November 2001 Being able to break impasses between parties is often the true test of judge during settlement conferences.
Case law update By Holly-Joy Schroetlin November 2001 As a prerequisite to her employment at Circuit City, Gannon signed its Dispute Resolution Agreement which provided that all employment-related claims against Circuit City be handled exclusively through binding arbitration.
Case law update By Christine O’Reilly May 2001 Merrill Lynch Life Agency (MLLA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (MLPF&S), a broker-dealer
Case law update By Christine O’Reilly April 2001 A trial court ordered Rebecca Saldana and Nicole Newmann to participate in mandatory arbitration on July 8, 1999 at 8:30 a.m.
Case law update By Christine O’Reilly February 2001 (Editor's note: The following case brief, Green Tree v. Randolph, represents the final installation of our series of briefs updating this case as it has progressed through the state courts to the U.S. Supreme Court.)
Chair’s Column November 2001 The Alternate Dispute Resolution Section Council anticipates a year of progress and innovation.
Chair’s Column May 2001 The Uniform Mediation Act is now in its final draft. Apparently the plan is for the draft to be submitted to the annual meeting of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in August 2001.
Chair’s Column April 2001 I want to commend Northern Illinois University's Law Review on its superb symposium: "Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution: What Advocates, Neutrals and Consumers Need to Know."
Chair’s Column February 2001 In the last newsletter, I mentioned that in October I participated in a roundtable discussion, hosted by the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR) and the Mediation Council of Illinois (MCI)
Editor’s note April 2001 We welcome and are grateful for contributions to this newsletter from members of the section.
HB 812 analysis June 2001 Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act by repealing section 1200, which provides for: (1) That no fee may be charged a claimant in a proceeding under the Act by the Director; (2) that claimants may be represented by counsel in any administrative proceeding; and (3) that specified violations of section 1200 are Class A misdemeanors.
Legislative update May 2001 The Illinois Supreme Court has recently unveiled a new rule relating to the use of mediation programs in courts across the state
Legislative update April 2001 Following its endorsement by the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Council in April of last year, the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (RUAA) was also formally approved and recommended by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in August of last year
Mediation in matrimonial matters May 2001 Question: May an attorney engaged in matrimonial mediation draft file a separation agreement and divorce papers that incorporate terms agreed upon by the marital parties in the course of the mediation?
Model standards of practice for family and divorce mediation February 2001 A family mediator shall recognize that mediation is based on the principle of self-determination by the participants.
The NASD launches a Single Arbitrator Pilot Program for arbitration claims between $50,000.01 and $200,000 By Andrew J. Stoltmann November 2001 On February 15, 2000, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved Rule 10336 and added it to the NASD Code of Arbitration Procedure
Print resources By Christopher R. Drahozal May 2001 "The article reexamines the most common academic criticisms of 'mandatory' arbitration of consumer disputes.
Print resources April 2001 Commercial Arbitration At Its Best; Successful Strategies for Business Users.