I’ve strongly felt like there’s a lot of noise when you’re trying to understand consensual dispute resolution (also known as, CDR) in India. There’s, unfortunately, no uniformity in the way we understand labels like ‘conciliation’ and ‘mediation’ – our law and literature, both scarce and pointing towards a divide.I’m of the belief that the dichotomy is damaging to mediation practice, as well as the efforts of many who are preaching the gospel of CDR and access to justice. This piece has the following four propositions to deliver – (A) that mediation and conciliation are the same, and in doing so, reconciling the key defences that suggest the opposite, that they are exclusive to each other in absolute terms;(B) how does one reconcile the use of two separate words (‘mediation’ and ‘conciliation’) in the 1996 Act, and the CPC; (C) how does one reconcile the logic behind the use of two different sets … [Read more...] about Why Do We Need A Mediation Law? After All, Mediation & Conciliation Are The Same Thing, Right?
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As billionaire Donald Trump flirts with a run for the White House, his lengthy history of filing lawsuits — often to protect his image or gain a financial edge — is making conservatives wary of excessive litigation wince.The real estate tycoon has been a party (as defendant or plaintiff) in about 100 federal lawsuits, according to a review of a legal database. Moreover, five of Trump’s major companies have been embroiled in over 200 civil suits in federal courts, according to court records.A few examples:Trump has filed lawsuits against Palm Beach County, Fla., where he owns a palatial home and private club, called Mar-a-Lago, seeking to block a new runway at a local airport because it could increase the noise levels near his property.He has sued his former New York law firm, Morrison Cohen, for citing him as an ex-client on its website and treating him like a “cash cow.”Trump sued former New York Times journalist Tim O’Brien and his publisher … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Lawsuits Could Turn Off Conservatives Who Embrace Tort Reform
Do you post on Facebook? Follow your favorite celebrity or sports figure on Twitter? For several years now, many of us have used Facebook to monitor our childrens’ activities or re-connect with an old friend from high school. While these personal uses continue, social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have also emerged as powerful marketing and public relations tools for businesses. “Social media is changing everything,” said Debra Jasper, co-founder of Mindset Digital, a social media training company based in Columbus, Ohio. “Business leaders are recognizing these new channels can help you enhance your reputation, build stronger relationships with clients, and spread the word about your services.” According to a survey performed by the Pew Internet and American Life Project in September 2009, 72% of Americans aged 18-29 who use the internet visited a social media site. The survey found that 30% of Americans aged 30 and over … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Right For Your Business?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by White House Memo ByPeter Baker and Katie Rogers June 20, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump has railed against undocumented immigrants in recent days, branding many of them “murderers and thieves” who want to “infest our country.” Not long ago, he referred to them as “animals,” although he insisted he meant only those who join a violent gang. The president’s unpresidential language has become the standard for some on his team. This week his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, made a mocking noise, “womp womp,” when a liberal strategist raised the case of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome separated from her parents at the border. Mr. Trump’s coarse discourse increasingly seems to inspire opponents to respond with vituperative words of their … [Read more...] about In Trump’s America, the Conversation Turns Ugly and Angry, Starting at the Top
0 Have your say From Chris Giddings, Springwood Drive, Halifax. The article by Bernard Ingham (The Yorkshire Post, August 29), although tongue in cheek, has more than a ring of truth about it. The thread of “political correctness” runs through much of modern society, a great deal of which is engineered to suit a minority of people who it seems are bent on their own agenda and in turn lowering standards in Britain for their own benefit.Sir Bernard reflects in his comments in large part what many in the middle and older generations think and talk about, as they miss the days of civility and common sense imbued in us at early stages of education.Let’s hope this dilution of history and standards can be reversed and those two words, “common sense” return to every day life.From: Terry Morrell, Willerby.As usual Sir Bernard Ingham has put his finger right on the spot. The only additional item I would suggest is that racket which perpetrates … [Read more...] about YP Letters: Bernard Ingham is right about culture of political correctness