UP, city headed to mediationFederal courts have ordered Union Pacific and the City of Palestine to find a mediator by April to negotiate a compromise between the two sides. Such an agreement could avert a lengthy and costly trial over UP’s suit to scrap its 150-year-old contract with the city and county and remove 65 local employees.
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One promising and yet underdeveloped segment of the alternative dispute resolution movement is negotiation advocacy. Roles such as collaborative attorney and conflict coach are allowing ADR practitioners to enhance their...By Nathan Witkin