Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell

Author: Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314180148

Category: Law

Page: 490

View: 9250

This comprehensive guide provides an overview of alternative dispute resolutions and settlements. This Nutshell presents alternatives to dispute resolutions that go beyond the "one size fits all" litigation mentality. On-point discussion facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

The American Legal System

Perspectives, Politics, Processes, and Policies

Author: Albert P. Melone,Allan Karnes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547537

Category: Law

Page: 685

View: 9364

Firmly anchored in social science concepts, the second edition of The American Legal System demonstrates the relationships among private law, the business legal environment, and public law issues, as well as related subjects of interest. This fifteen-chapter book is divided into three parts. Part I places the legal system in a political perspective centering on the origins of the law, schools of jurisprudence, branches and functions of law, legitimacy of law, how the judiciary functions in the federal system of government, and judicial interpretation and decision making. Part II contrasts legal processes: civil suits for money damages, criminal processes, equity justice, administrative processes, and alternative dispute resolution. Part III centers on the legal norms or rules governing both civil and criminal conduct, property law, family law, contract law, and government regulation of business. Throughout, the text features edited court opinions many new to this edition illustrating lively and thought-provoking controversies that are certain to spark student interest. Among the many compelling issues addressed are the legal and constitutional controversies surrounding the Bush Administration's "War on Terror," and the socially explosive developments concerning same-sex marriage. In addition, each chapter includes at least three comparative notes showing how other legal cultures in different nation-states treat legal matters. A wealth of pedagogical features chapter-opening objectives; key terms, names, and concepts; a glossary, discussion questions, and appendices are included to aid student comprehension. The authors have prepared an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to facilitate the book's use in the classroom."

Schiedsverfahren im Scheidungsrecht

eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung des deutschen und des US-amerikanischen Schiedsverfahrensrecht

Author: Stephanie Uta Gilfrich

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161495014

Category: Law

Page: 287

View: 5535

English summary: Stephanie Gilfrich deals with the arbitrability of divorce disputes under German and US law. A pre- or midnuptial agreement may not include the possibility to arbitrate the divorce itself. A marital agreement may contain an arbitration provision with respect to certain domestic and matrimonial issues. In examining their arbitrability, the author discusses public policy matters, in particular the state's role as parens patriae. She also analyzes if the consensual divorce may in the future be subject to an arbitration agreement. German description: Die Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit nimmt im internationalen Wirtschaftsverkehr eine wichtige Funktion im Bereich der Streitschlichtung ein. Es stellt sich die Frage, ob vor dem Hintergrund der hohen Scheidungsraten die private Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit auch im Ehescheidungsrecht zulassig ist und welche Bedeutung ihr gegebenenfalls zukommen kann. Stephanie Gilfrich untersucht die Schiedsfahigkeit scheidungsrechtlicher Streitgegenstande auf der Grundlage des deutschen und des US-amerikanischen Rechts. Die rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung macht deutlich, dass die Idee einer schiedsverfahrensrechtlichen Abwicklung von Scheidungsangelegenheiten in den USA bereits intensiver diskutiert wird als in Deutschland. Die Ehescheidung als solche ist zwar aufgrund ihrer Qualifikation als Statusangelegenheit nach beiden Rechtsordnungen nicht schiedsfahig. Einzelne Scheidungsfolgesachen konnen aber den Gegenstand einer Schiedsvereinbarung bilden. Einen wesentlichen Aspekt der Untersuchung bilden prozessuale und formelle Probleme der schiedsverfahrensrechtlichen Abwicklung der Scheidungsfolgesachen. Insbesondere wird die Frage diskutiert, inwieweit sich Schiedsklauseln in einen Ehevertrag beziehungsweise in eine Scheidungsvereinbarung integrieren lassen. Die Autorin greift abschliessend eine in der Rechtspolitik gefuhrte Diskussion auf, die sich mit der Ubertragung der Scheidungsangelegenheiten auf die Notare auseinandersetzt. Diese Problematik weitet sie auf das Schiedsverfahrensrecht aus und untersucht, ob eine Ubertragung der einvernehmlichen Scheidungen auch auf die privaten Schiedsgerichte moglich und sinnvoll sein kann.

Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy

Author: Trevor C.W. Farrow

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144269503X

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 9919

Privatization is occurring throughout the public justice system, including courts, tribunals, and state-sanctioned private dispute resolution regimes. Driven by a widespread ethos of efficiency-based civil justice reform, privatization claims to decrease costs, increase speed, and improve access to the tools of justice. But it may also lead to procedural unfairness, power imbalances, and the breakdown of our systems of democratic governance. Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy demonstrates the urgent need to publicize, politicize, debate, and ultimately temper these moves towards privatized justice. Written by Trevor C.W. Farrow, a former litigation lawyer and current Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy does more than just bear witness to the privatization initiatives that define how we think about and resolve almost all non-criminal disputes. It articulates the costs and benefits of these privatizing initiatives, particularly their potential negative impacts on the way we regulate ourselves in modern democracies, and it makes recommendations for future civil justice practice and reform.

Das Harvard-Konzept

der Klassiker der Verhandlungstechnik

Author: William Ury,Bruce Patton

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593374406

Category:

Page: 268

View: 9593


The Law of Higher Education, 2 Volumes

Author: William A. Kaplin,Barbara A. Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787986593

Category: Education

Page: 1726

View: 6041

An updated, two-volume guide to legal issues that affect higher education including relations with the governing board, personnel, students, government, and external private entities. Over one-third of the content is new covering such issues as the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act, allocation of mandatory student activities fees, and the rights of intercollegiate athletes.

Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law

Law for Nurses in a Nutshell

Author: Paula DiMeo Grant, RN, BSN, MA, JD,Diana Ballard, JD, MBA, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110460

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 2759

Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This Fast Factslegal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in straightforward, accessible language organized into easily digestible segments. Key Topics: Malpractice/negligence issues Workplace, organization, and business law, Legal concerns in the classroom Disaster and public health emergencies Nurse Practice Acts and the disciplinary process Informed consent and patient rights Risk management and compliance Trials and alternatives in dispute resolution

Mediation in der Wirtschaft

Wege zum professionellen Konfliktmanagement

Author: Christian Duve,Horst Eidenmüller,Andreas Hacke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783504062569

Category:

Page: 440

View: 1794

Konflikte entstehen in allen Lebensbereichen, auch in und zwischen Unternehmen - schlimmstenfalls können sie diese sogar in den Ruin treiben. Damit es nicht so weit kommt, bietet das Instrument der Mediation effektive Möglichkeiten, Konflikte für alle Beteiligten zufrieden stellend und kostengünstig außergerichtlich zu lösen. Wer das Verfahren der Mediation fundiert beherrschen und zugleich einen Blick "hinter die Kulissen" der praktischen Nutzung der Wirtschaftsmediation werfen will, der greift am besten gleich zur Neuauflage dieses Standardwerks dreier Top-Experten der Mediationsszene: Das Buch von Duve/Eidenmüller/Hacke schildert Hintergründe der Entstehung von Konflikten ebenso wie die Methoden und Möglichkeiten der Wirtschaftsmediation. Es verdeutlicht anschaulich die Rolle des Mediators und stellt eingehend die Techniken entlang der einzelnen Phasen eines Mediationsverfahrens dar. Zudem wird aufgezeigt, wie die Mediation und andere Methoden der außergerichtlichen Konfliktbeilegung dauerhaft in Unternehmen verankert werden können. Viele Beispiele aus der reichhaltigen praktischen Erfahrung der Autoren sowie Muster und andere Tipps geben dem Leser konkrete Hilfsmittel für den Einsatz in Mediationsverfahren an die Hand. Somit eignet sich das Buch sowohl für Einsteiger als auch für den Praktiker, der einen detaillierten Leitfaden und geeignete Werkzeuge sucht.

Taxation in a Global Digital Economy

Schriftenreihe IStR Band 107

Author: Ina Kerschner,Maryte Somare

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709409055

Category: Law

Page: 488

View: 1774

Time to discuss anti-BEPS measures around digitalization In the course of the BEPS Report on Action 1, it was concluded that there was no instantaneous need for specific rules to address base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) made possible by the digitalization of enterprises and new digital businesses. At the same time, it was acknowledged that general measures may not suffice with the assessment of results to begin in 2020. While awaiting possible fundamental reforms of the tax framework, it is time to discuss anti-BEPS measures bearing in mind the peculiar features of the digital economy such as increased mobility, no need for physical presence, and dematerialization. The Book focuses on five key areas of interest:International Tax PolicyTax Treaty LawTransfer PricingIndirect Taxation IssuesEU Law “Taxation in a Global Digital Economy” analyses the issues and addresses the five key areas of interest from various viewpoints.

Contractual Dimensions in Construction

A Commentary in a Nutshell

Author: Chandana Jayalath

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450274501

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 652

View: 1995

Construction contractors must regularly wade through complicated contractual and technical issues. Claims and disputes can ruin a project or prevent it from even getting started. While many studies concentrate on case law imported from different jurisdictions, CONTRACTUAL DIMENSIONS IN CONSTRUCTION takes a practical approach that relies on quantity surveying. This approach enables all parties involved to establish and maintain fair agreements for a dispute free project delivery. With this guidebook, you will learn how to anticipate and avoid problems while concentrating on solutions. Topics covered include: Contract formation, existence, and invalidation Contract and pricing modalities Contract interpretation Attributes of contractual provisions Defaults and remedies Variations, claims and disputes Youll also learn about the duties, rights, and obligations of the parties to a contract, as well as the issues related to commencement, completion, extension, and damages. Examples and real-life scenarios make learning about the contractual process easy. CONTRACTUAL DIMENSIONS IN CONSTRUCTION is for all contract specialists, commercial managers, forensic delay analysts, quantity surveyors, cost engineers, and undergraduates studying construction and surveying related subjects. Those who are interested in para-legal functions related to construction may also find this book of value, as will students of engineering disciplines.

Peace in Northeast Asia

Resolving Japan's Territorial and Maritime Disputes with China, Korea and the Russian Federation

Author: Thomas J. Schoenbaum

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848443986

Category: Political Science

Page: 146

View: 8771

. . . this book provides a logically written explanation of legalistic matters that otherwise would be hard to approach for the layman. . . The arguments laid out in this book are clear and precise and postulate a need for mutual co-operation and an ecological use of resources as well as the importance for regional actors to use international legal institutions as a conduit to peaceful resolution and mutual benefit. Markus Bell, East Asia Integration Studies . . . the book successfully outlines the essential points of the disputes and proposes the establishment of regional fora for security and development. Gibeom Kim, Political Studies Review This book takes an in-depth look at Japan s long-festering territorial and maritime disputes with its three neighbors China, South Korea and the Russian Federation. Japan has established friendly relations with all three former adversaries since the end of World War II, but these sovereignty issues remain. All three disagreements have recently flared into potentially violent incidents that could erupt again at any time. The book explores each situation and proposes concrete compromise solutions to each of the outstanding disputes. The key recommendation the book sets forth is that the disputes in question be resolved through the conclusion of separate negotiated agreements between Japan and each of its neighbors, whereby separate Zones of Cooperation and Environmental Protection are established in northeast Asia. These three agreements would be international treaties with the purpose of establishing ongoing permanent cooperation in the three disputed areas. The book concludes with a discussion of the need for broader multilateral institutions of cooperation. International relations specialists, government officials, international lawyers and scholars of Asian politics will find great value in the knowledgeable discussions of these complex issues.

The Cyberunion Handbook: Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology

Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology

Author: Arthur B Shostak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

View: 4073

In his original CyberUnion, the author presented a bold plan for unions to develop a more significant role in the 21st century by adopting four strategic aids - futuristics, innovations, services, and traditions (F-I-S-T) - knit together by cutting-edge Info Tech resources. CyberUnions in Action expands on the F-I-S-T model and looks at gains and setbacks in pioneering efforts to create "CyberUnions". It highlights relevant websites, and features interviews with key CyberUnion advocates (and some critics). Shostak reviews overseas union efforts for transferable lessons, and pays special attention to the AFL-CIO campaign to ensure Labor's advances in the use of computer networks, the Internet, wireless devices, and more.