Jeff Kichaven, Esq., accepted into Who’s Who in ADR

Who’s Who in ADR is an Invitation-Only Worldwide Roster of Top Caliber Mediators and Arbitrators Who Exemplify ADR Excellence.  September 26th, 2022 Irvine, California — Jeff Kichaven, Esq., accomplished independent Commercial Mediator of Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation, has been accepted into the inaugural edition of “Who’s Who in ADR” by ADR Times – the foremost dispute …

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Disadvantages of Arbitration

Arbitration is often touted as a fantastic alternative to litigation, and many times it is. However, there are disadvantages to arbitration that can make it the wrong choice for a dispute for various reasons. Understanding how arbitration may not fit a situation or case can help parties make the best decision regarding the dispute resolution …

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What Does Litigate Mean?

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines “litigate” (from 17th Century Latin litigat, meaning “disputed in a lawsuit,” as “verb… take (a claim or a dispute) to a court of law.” Interestingly, the OED’s compilers chose this sentence as an example of proper usage of the word “Litigate”: “even a claim which is litigated and defended successfully involves high …

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Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq, accepted into Who’s Who in ADR

Who’s Who in ADR is an Invitation-Only Worldwide Roster of Top Caliber Mediators and Arbitrators Who Exemplify ADR Excellence.  September 12th, 2022 Irvine, California — Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., accomplished lawyer, therapist, mediator, author, keynote speaker, and Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder of the High Conflict Institute, has been accepted into the inaugural edition of “Who’s …

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Implied Contracts Explained

Implied contracts are typically not explained or considered until there is an issue with the agreement that the implied contract is responsible for upholding.  Implied contracts are actions or behaviors on the part of the parties that demonstrate an agreement between the parties, even if it is not spoken.  These contracts are compared to express …

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Defining Partiality

How to define partiality? Within the alternative dispute resolution sphere, the word partiality, or more commonly impartiality, is used often, but for some new to the field, it can be difficult to define.  I t often feels like a type of action that would normally be easily identifiable, but in the world of alternative dispute …

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Valid Reasons to Get Out of a Subpoena

Finding a Way Out of a Subpoena After receiving a subpoena, the first thing many people wonder is what some valid reasons they could use to get out of a subpoena are.  Being served with a subpoena can be an intimidating process if someone has not encountered it before, and not following the directions correctly …

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