The more complex our society becomes, the more complicated its litigation grows. By 2018, one-half of the federal docket was consumed by multi-district litigation — multiple cases concerning the same subject spread across the country. Add to that mass-tort litigation, class actions, products liability cases, multiparty construction litigation, and the flood of “normal” civil and criminal cases, and it’s clear our judiciary needs help. One source of that help is special masters appointed under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 53.
After more than ten years of attempting to pass a legislation regulating mediation in court. The Kingdom of Bahrain recently passed the Legislative Decree no. (22) of 2019, issued on the 1st of...