Mandatory Mediation: Here’s How it’s Done – The Detroit Example

By Donald L. Swanson Sometimes, the old ways aren’t enough.  Sometimes, a little creativity (or lots of it) is needed to address the task at hand. You’ve got to hand it to the Bankruptcy Judge in the Detroit case: Steven Rhodes.  He knew it when he saw it: the old ways would not be enough... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Detroit Bankruptcy Mediators on Mediation Success

By Donald L. Swanson Judge Gerald E. Rosen and Attorney Eugene Driker, mediators in the Detroit bankruptcy case, published this guest article in the Detroit Free Press on January 18, 2015.  Here are some excerpts from the article:  --“Mediation works, and can produce great benefits much more efficiently and expeditiously than other approaches.” --“Four ingredients... Continue Reading →

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