For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners, faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Process as the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The most comprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect for new and experienced conflict managers working in any area of dispute resolution—family, community, employment, business, environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. This is the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has been expanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field. It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediation and help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance their working relationships.Includes expanded information on the latest approaches for providing mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the right strategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types of disputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice of intercultural and international mediation
Civil Liability in Criminal Justiceis unique in its combination of applicable case law and related liability research, while still providing an overview of current case law in high-liability areas. This new edition, revised to include up-to-date United States Supreme Court cases, including liability trends on the use of force, arrest-related deaths, custodial suicides in detention, qualified immunity, and the outcomes of the Department of Justice and the application of Section 14141, additional context for liability issues, and extended coverage of collective bargaining and public perception, is a valuable resource for enhancing student knowledge and practitioner job performance.
The text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminal Justice programs as well as for in-service and academy training. Ross offers an engaging, accessible introduction to this aspect of the US criminal justice system.
You will learn about the Small Claims Court system and how to go about filing your complaint. You will also learn about how to prepare for your case, what to and what not to do in court and how to collect compensation from the individual or company you sue.
Table of ContentsWhat Are You Going To Learn?Your Main ObjectivesWhat If You Don’t Win in Small Claims Court?Research, Execute & PrepareWhat is a Small Claims Court?How Much Can You Sue for and When Can You File?Where to File?Some Additional Tips on Where to FileDon’t be Afraid of Making MistakesConsidering the Small Claims CourtTry to Resolve Your Issue on Your Own FirstHow to Resolve Your Issue?Make Google Your Best FriendSpend Time on the Company WebsiteWhy Is It Important to Research the Company Online?Make Your Intentions Clear & File a Complaint LetterThe Statute of LimitationsDo You Have a Case Worthy of Pursuit?Ready to File?Naming Companies & Individuals InvolvedExecution – The Nitty Gritty Grungy WorkWhere to Get Complaint Forms?Additional FormsWhat to Fill In the Plaintiff Section?What to Fill In the Defendant Section?Address the Complaint to Registered AgentsWhat Are You Seeking?Filing Your Complaint Paperwork & Dealing With ClerksWho Serves the Agent?What if the Defendant Ignores Your Efforts?Settling Your CaseDefault JudgmentGetting a Court DateWhat If the Defendant Sues You Back?Preparing For The JudgeAdvanced PreparationArranging Your WitnessesArranging for Court ReportersBefore You Leave the Court after Your First VisitWhat if You Have an Emergency on Your Hearing Date?Your Behavior in CourtWhat to Expect When Called to Present Your CaseWhat to Do When the Defendant Presents their Side?Concluding the Court HearingWhen Do You Find Out About the Decision?What If You Don’t Agree With the Court’s Decision?Appealing the Court’s DecisionWhat You Should Know About Appealing?Compensation OptionsConclusionNotes
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Determining Economic Damages guides you start-to-finish through damage assessment and proof. Learn how economic damages are calculated, what to ask a forensic economist, which tables to consult for current data on which to base damages calculations and more.
New in this edition are:
Chapter 8 Income Tax Consequences of Damages Awards and Settlements.
This chapter has been extensively revised and updated to address:Income taxation of damages awards and settlements in general.Exception from taxation of damages for personal physical injury and physical sickness.Detailed example showing how the adjustment for tax-advantaged personal injury damages is made.Added awards to offset adverse tax consequences.
Chapter 15 Damages in Employment Disputes
This is a completely new chapter covering:Overview of applicable legislation.Current trends.Alternative dispute resolution.Economist’s role.Statistical analysis.Types of claims.The economic damages model.Categories of damages.Information and data needed to determine damages.Questions the economist should ask.
Plus, major changes are made in Chapter 3 Past and Future Earnings and Chapter 4 Determining the Value of Employer Paid Benefits on data needed by the forensic economist and where to find it. Changes include 9 updated tables in Chapter 3 and 4 updated tables in Chapter 4.
Millions of civil lawsuits are filed in the U.S. court system, costing billions of dollars in legal fees to those involved. The process is so complex that few people can pursue civil action without professional help, leaving them totally at a lawyer's mercy. Yet how many people truly know what they're getting into when they're involved in a lawsuit? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Lawsuits clarifies the entire process in layman's terms. Expert litigator and law professor Victoria E. Green offers valuable insight into:
?The pros and cons of filing lawsuits
?How they begin and each party's response
?Selecting and paying attorneys
?Consequences of the settlement and appeals
Unlike most books on the topic, Improvisational Negotiation does not focus on theory, philosophy, or formulaic procedures. The book highlights entertaining true stories that illuminate the skills and tools a good mediator uses to direct a successful negotiation and then asks the questions: What happened? and What strategies can we learn?
In this groundbreaking book, Bernard Mayer, a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution, offers a new paradigm for dealing with long-term disputes. Mayer explains that when dealing with enduring conflict, mediators and other conflict resolution specialists need to move past the idea of how quickly they can resolve the conflict. Instead, they should focus on how they can help people prepare to engage with an issue over time. Once their attention is directed away from a speedy resolution to a long-term approach, new avenues of intervention become apparent.
Discussing the latest case law from all 50 states, this volume remains the most complete and up-to-date resource available on the law of premises liability.
This widely-adopted, all-original book was the first in the field to combine complete analysis of the mediation process with integrated video case studies illustrating the full range of mediation skills. Engaging text is keyed to seven hours of online video, featuring three different cases, all based on actual disputes: a child custody case, a small claims consumer dispute, and a complex negligence suit. These unscripted mediations were conducted by mediators and lawyers with a variety of backgrounds and styles. The video includes an extended comparative example of facilitative and evaluative mediation of the same matter. The integration of text and video in The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text, Third Edition enriches students’ understanding and allows classroom and clinical instruction to proceed more rapidly and on a far more sophisticated level.
New to the Third Edition:New end-of-chapter problems to aid assessment of student learning New or expanded coverage of biases and their impact on negotiators; pre-mediation contacts with parties; and increasing mediator use of caucuses to open the process Newly designed problems on the ethics of mediating New video clips on mediator influence and persuasion
Professors and students will benefit from:Practice- and research-based analysis of negotiations and why they fail Contextualized model of the role and effective skills of the mediator, applicable across the entire range of disputes Exploration of fundamental norms of the process and, through real case problems, the ethics of mediating Video and case-based introduction to the role and skills of representing a client in mediation