Alternative Dispute Resolution - Articles & Videos
As most people who have been through a lawsuit are aware, litigation can be time consuming and expensive.
Top 12 Tips to Win at Mediation
Stuart Rudner with an employment law update of a different kind. He's here with his top tips for winning at mediation - a growing part of his practice.
Preparing a Kick-Ass Mediation Brief
If you want to win at mediation, rather than just settle, take every opportunity to get the mediator to see the case your way; that starts with the Brief.
Arbitrator Upholds Religious Exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccine
Whether or not you can lose your job for refusing to be vaccinated, and how medical or religious exemptions factor in, will be an on-going issue for employers and their employees.
Arbitration Decision on Just Cause Dismissal for Refusal to Vaccinate
In this video update, Nadia Zaman talks about the latest arbitration decision on just cause for dismissal for refusal to vaccinate.
It’s Time for Online Dispute Resolution (a.k.a Virtual Mediation)
The courts are closed, litigation is at a standstill, and court reporters’ offices are shut. Many litigators have an unexpected amount of free time while at the same time, their clients are anxious to move their cases forward. And the reality is that there is a simple way to do it: Online Dispute Resolution.
Mediation Mistakes: What Are Counsel Doing Wrong?
In many cases, lawyers are failing to use mediation effectively and doing a disservice to their clients.
Better Together? The Pros and Cons of Mediation Joint Sessions
In many cases, having parties greet each other and spend a brief period of time in the same room helps to personalize the matter. That said, I always invite counsel to let me know if, due to the nature of the case or other circumstances, this would be counterproductive.
Stop the Clock: Mediation and Limitation Periods
If you’re thinking about starting a claim and the deadline to file your suit may run out before you decide, entering into a mediation agreement could buy you some time.
At Rudner Law we are often asked how long someone has to bring a wrongful dismissal claim. In Ontario, the answer is 2 years, but the more important question is, when does that time period start to run. The answer to that question can mean the difference between being able to advance your claim and being told you can't, even if it was perfectly legitimate, and might be worth a whole lot of money. It's critical that you get this right, and two recent cases provide examples where plaintiffs waited unknowingly and missed a limitation period, and therefore were not able to pursue their claim.