Frustration of Purpose

When creating a contract, few people imagine that they will need to use the frustration of purpose to stop performing under the contract. However, no one can foresee how things will happen as the contract moves on, and events can render the contract useless to its purpose. Contracts are agreements between two or more parties …

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What is Business Litigation?

business litigation

Business litigation is the process of presenting issues with business and corporate entities to the courts and arguing on behalf of business entities in court.  There are a variety of topics that may be the subject of business litigation, and many business litigation lawyers are experts in one of these areas.  These business litigation disputes …

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Justice vs. Fairness and the World of ADR

Justice vs. Fairness

Justice and fairness are words that have found their way to the front of our minds this year in the United States.  The country has been facing increased calls for justice and fairness for all Americans, regardless of the color of their skin or other characteristics.  As the year has continued, many people have had …

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What is an Arbiter of Justice?

Arbiter of Justice

It’s been said that “not to decide is to decide.” But unless there is only one possible result of inaction, not making a decision surrenders to chaos. Indecision perpetrates the status quo only where a situation is static, which is not often the case. Where conflict is ongoing, it will continue unless parties become exhausted, …

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George Floyd $27M Settlement Before Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict

George Floyd $27M Settlement

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, laid on the ground under the knee of Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, for what we now know was around nine minutes.  In a video that almost everyone around the world would see in the following days. Chauvin brushed off the concerns of bystanders …

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: How the rise of ADR in the UK and Ireland is aiding pressure from court closures and backlogs

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: How the rise of ADR in the UK and Ireland is aiding pressure from court closures and backlogs

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: How the rise of ADR in the UK and Ireland is aiding pressure from court closures and backlogs. In the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it has been encouraging to see ADR professionals across the UK and Ireland trying to work out ways to deliver their services, at a time when courts have been brought to an almost stand still.

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