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Nudelman Settles City of Dixon Embezzlement Case

Nudelman Settles City of Dixon Embezzlement Case

October 1, 2013

ADR Systems of America, LLC congratulates Judge Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) for his settlement of the Dixon comptroller embezzlement case, featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on September 27, 2013. After comptroller Rita Crundwell was indicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison for embezzling $53 million dollars from the city of Dixon, Illinois, Dixon officials filed a lawsuit in Lee County Circuit Court, alleging that a bank where Crundwell deposited the money, and accounting firms that audited the city's books were negligent in failing to uncover the embezzlement.

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Haddad Speaks about Electronic Evidence at WSBA

Haddad Speaks about Electronic Evidence at WSBA

September 27, 2013

Hon. William Haddad, (Ret.) will be presenting a CLE at the West Suburban Bar Association on October 5, 2013. The topic will be electronic evidence and e-discovery, and will feature an article written by Judge Haddad: an 'Update on Presenting Electronic Evidence.'

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Haddad Speaks at CHRMS Law Day

Haddad Speaks at CHRMS Law Day

September 26, 2013

Hon. William Haddad, (Ret.) is scheduled to speak on the 'Ethics of Negotiation' at the Chicagoland Risk Management Society Law Day on October 11, 2013. Using case scenarios, the speakers will discuss the ethical dilemmas attendant to negotiating personal injury/malpractice settlements. They will answer questions such as, "Does agreeing to mediate imply a good faith obligation to negotiate?" and "How many mediations does it typically take to resolve a high value case?"

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Morrow Presents on Arbitration at WBAI

Morrow Presents on Arbitration at WBAI

September 26, 2013

Jennifer W. Morrow, MDR is scheduled to speak on "The Nuts and Bolts of Commercial Arbitration" at a CLE Seminar co-sponsored by the WBAI and Illinois Judges Association at Starved Rock State Park on Oct 5, 2013. The focus will be on commercial arbitration basics, including getting to arbitration, selecting an arbitrator, and the advantages vs. costs. Ms. Morrow will also give an overview of the variations on the arbitration process.

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Judge Ward Conducts Q&A on Mediation in Worker’s Compensation

Judge Ward Conducts Q&A on Mediation in Worker’s Compensation

September 18, 2013

Judge John Ward, (Ret.) is scheduled to conduct a Q&A on 'Negotiation and Mediation in Workers' Compensation' at Brice Downey & Lenkov on September 20, 2013. Taking the format of a 'hands on, how-to' discussion, the focus will be on mediation and settlement from the standpoint of a workers' compensation lienholder.

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Robins Speaks at MIT on IP for Early Stage Companies

Robins Speaks at MIT on IP for Early Stage Companies

July 25, 2013

Marty Robins, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is scheduled to speak at the MIT Enterprise Forum on September 17, 2013. The topic will be “Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Early Stage Companies.” Attendees will learn about various types of intellectual property (including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and patents), fundamental differences among them, and practices likely to be of greatest value to young and growing companies.

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Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

July 19, 2013

Contracts often mandate mediation or arbitration as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. What do engineers need to know and how can they use ADR to their advantage? Do professional liability insurers offer financial incentives for mediation? Is arbitration still alive? Are owners still cheering for ADR?

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Judge Burke is an excellent mediator.  He has one of the best demeanors of any judge I have appeared before in court.  He is also one of the most knowledgeable mediators as well.  His background provides him with an innate ability to spot the issues early on.  He works hard to get it done.  I would not hesitate for a second to use him again.

Mark Bazzanella, Esq.Mark Bazzanella Law Offices