• ADR Practitioner of the Year Awarded to F. Peter Phillips

    F. Peter Phillips been awarded the prestigious James B. Boskey Award as the “ADR Practitioner of the Year” by the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section.

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  • New Jersey Statute Regulates Settlement Agreements

    F. Peter Phillips on March 21, 2019

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    New Jersey Governor Murphy has signed into law P.L.2019, c.39, which declares unenforceable any "provision in any... settlement agreement which has the purpose or effect of concealing the details relating to a claim of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment." Moreover, the new law provides that every settlement agreement addressing such claims...

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  • World Mediation Forum Part 2: Italy, Poland, China, India, France… and Even Texas!

    F. Peter Phillips on March 9, 2019

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    At the 26th convening of the UIA World Mediation Forum in Zurich on March 5-6, 2019, a panel on whether mediation should be compulsory, among representatives of France, the US, Switzerland, and Italy, wrestled with intriguing philosophical considerations.  Is compulsory court annexed ADR inconsistent with the principle of judicial access? ...

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  • 26th UIA Mediation Forum: Developments in Switzerland

    F. Peter Phillips on March 9, 2019

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    The UIA World Mediation Forum convened its 26th meeting in Zurich on March 8-9, 2019.  As usual, however interesting the many presentations were, the meeting was especially marked by the opportunity to continue friendships with mediators from around the world, and to forge new relationships. Appropriately, the first session set forth...

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