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January 1, 1988
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron

In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily on participants' responses to survey questions about fairness and reduction of cost, delay, and court burden. It also addressed how various program features affected goal achievement.

January 1, 1988
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron

In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily on participants' responses to survey questions about fairness and reduction of cost, delay, and court burden. It also addressed how various program features affected goal achievement.

January 1, 1988
Barbara Meierhoefer

In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily on participants' responses to survey questions about fairness and reduction of cost, delay, and court burden. It also addressed how various program features affected goal achievement.

January 1, 1988
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron

In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily on participants' responses to survey questions about fairness and reduction of cost, delay, and court burden. It also addressed how various program features affected goal achievement.

January 1, 1987
Thomas E. Willging

A report, prepared as asbestos litigation was becoming a growing presence on federal dockets, based on an intensive study of ten federal district courts with heavy asbestos caseloads. The author examines both innovative and traditional methods of handling the asbestos caseload in the federal courts. He makes projections as to the expected future caseload and compares asbestos cases with other types of toxic tort litigation. Major topics include assignment systems, standard pretrial procedures, settlement, consolidation and other trial formats, and special burdens on judges and clerks.

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January 1, 1986
Doris Marie Provine

A discussion of various techniques for settlement, such as judicial mediation, court-annexed arbitration, the use of special masters, summary jury trials, minitrials, and settlement conferences conducted by magistrate judges. The report is based on a conference of judges experienced in different types of settlement, interviews with court personnel, and literature in the field.

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January 1, 1984
Kathy L. Shuart

An examination of a mediation procedure used in the Eastern District of Michigan that was built on an existing mediation program developed by the Third Circuit in Wayne County (Detroit), Michigan. The report describes the procedure in both the federal district court and the state trial court. Copies of the court 's relevant local rules and selected forms are included.

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January 1, 1984
Karl Tegland

A description of an innovation applied in the Western District of Washington for mediation of selected civil cases. Under the procedure described in this publication, judges referred cases to attorneys who serve as mediators without compensation, in an attempt to induce settlements.

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January 1, 1983
A. Leo Levin

An examination of court-annexed arbitration as an alternative method of dispute resolution. The article describes in detail how an effective court arbitration program works and the goals the program is designed to achieve. It also focuses on the experience federal and state courts have had with court-annexed arbitration. Reprint of 6 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 537 (1983).

January 1, 1983
Allan E. Lind, John E. Shapard

An early evaluation of the effectiveness of local rules that provided for mandatory, nonbinding arbitration in three federal district courts.

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