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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Instead of showing up at City Hall as promised, Mayor Bob Filner was spotted Monday entering a downtown office building, apparently to engage in mediation aimed at settling a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former staff member. After an all-day session, attorney Gloria Allred emerged with her client, Filner's former director of communications Irene McCormack Jackson, and said only that the mediation was "ongoing" and being supervised by retired federal Judge J. Lawrence Irving.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2012 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
Stockton moved a step closer to becoming the nation's largest city to file for bankruptcy when the City Council voted late Tuesday to stop payments to creditors and enter a mediation process. It is the first city to resort to a recently enacted California law designed to slow a municipal bankruptcy filing. Under AB 506, all involved parties, including those who hold debt in the form of bonds and employee unions whose paychecks and benefits depend on city revenue, sit down to work out deals with a neutral evaluator, most likely a retired bankruptcy judge.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Twinkies may live on after all. Bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union agreed to enter into mediation to try to resolve their differences, putting the baking company's planned liquidation on hold for now. At a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing Monday in White Plains, N.Y., the 82-year-old company sought permission to start shutting down its business. Instead, Judge Robert Drain urged Hostess and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union to consider mediation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996 | ZAN DUBIN
Opponents of the Newport Harbor-Laguna Art Museum merger have asked trustees to consider engaging a mediator to resolve their lawsuit seeking to overturn the move. Motivated Museum Members sent a letter to trustees on Friday suggesting mediation aimed at returning independence to the 78-year-old Laguna Art Museum, now a semiautonomous branch of the consolidated Orange County Museum of Art.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1997 | From Washington Post
Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America Inc. and private lawyers representing 29 women who allege they were sexually harassed at its Illinois auto plant are taking their dispute to mediation to try to resolve it. In a joint statement issued Tuesday by Mitsubishi, attorneys for the company and for the plaintiffs said they hope "this process will lead to a fair and rapid resolution of the lawsuit." The statement said that both sides would decline to comment further on the mediation effort.
NEWS
June 12, 1998 | Reuters
Guinea-Bissau's state radio said Thursday that the government of President Joao Bernardo Vieira had accepted an offer of mediation by religious and political leaders aimed at avoiding all-out confrontation with rebels in the West African state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1993 | BARBARA MURPHY
The Ventura County district attorney's office is seeking volunteers to help resolve disputes between consumers and businesses. Consumer mediators, who are asked to serve for at least six months, provide both consumers and businesses with information regarding their legal rights and obligations. They also try to help resolve disputes between consumers and businesses without litigation.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1998 | JANE APPLEGATE, Jane Applegate is the author of "201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business," Bloomberg Press
It seemed like a good idea when the wealthy, retired businessman offered to bankroll a new business for his two sons. One son was an attorney and accountant; the other had worked for a business similar to the one they planned to open. But seven years later, the family business was faltering. The father and sons were so angry with one another they were about to hire their own lawyers to untangle the financial and emotional mess. "The company was not as profitable as the father wanted it to be.
NEWS
December 21, 1987
Kenneth D. Kaunda, chairman of the Organization of African Unity, will mediate a bloody border dispute between Uganda and Kenya in response to an appeal by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The appeal followed clashes during the last week in which Uganda reported three soldiers and 10 civilians slain. Kenya said its forces killed 30 Ugandan soldiers but mentioned no casualties of its own. Kaunda said he will meet soon with Museveni and President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The city's Chamber of Commerce, in a letter to Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach, proposes mediation as a way to resolve the county's financial woes. "Obviously, solutions from the top down have not been acceptable," said Ed Fawcett, executive director of the chamber. "Everyone--the special districts, county agencies and cities--are all just trying to protect their little fiefdoms. It has been too political and too provincial."
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