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A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

October 21, 2013

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on September 30, 2013 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, helps mediators design better approaches to resolve elder disputes. Entitled, “How to mediate disputes involving the elderly,” the article discusses various ways in which elder mediations differ from other types of mediation, and how counsel and mediators should approach what are often emotionally-laden issues.

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Billik Settles Squabble Over Golf Course

Billik Settles Squabble Over Golf Course

October 18, 2013

Hon. Richard Billik Jr., (Ret.) was mentioned in Crain's Chicago Business journal on October 7, 2013 as the mediator that helped settled a squabble over the Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course. The neighborhood golf course, touted as 'a great place for kids to learn to golf,' had fallen into disrepair and was the subject of a lawsuit between board members.

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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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Judge Nudelman was excellent.  Many times, attorneys on the case wanted to terminate the mediation, but Judge Nudelman kept us going until it was resolved.  Great job!!

Thomas J. Lyman, Esq.Partner, SmithAmundsen