The Healthcare Neutral Blog will share ideas and developments in alternative dispute resolution, healthcare business and law.

Healthcare Subject Matter Expertise – An Arbitrator’s Blessing or Curse?

     Today I listened to a roundtable discussion on “Handling Healthcare Arbitration Effectively” presented by the American Health Lawyers Association. The Panel offered valuable practical tips on drafting an arbitration…

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Third Circuit Clarifies Class Arbitration Rule – Sort Of

     On April 3, 2012, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals released its opinion in Sutter v. Oxford Health Plans (No. 11-1773). The case is one of long-standing in New…

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Arbitrators Can’t Rewrite Contracts

     An unpublished opinion from New Jersey\’s Appellate Division on March 28, 2012 serves to remind arbitrators of their proper role in resolving contractual disputes. It also debunks a common…

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American Arbitration Association Calls For Muscular Arbitration

       Last week I attended the American Arbitration Association\’s Neutrals Conference, held this year in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over 300 AAA neutrals (arbitrators and mediators) from across the country and overseas…

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State Courts, Lean Budgets And ADR

       “State courts across the United States are bracing for another year of austerity as a new budget cycle threatens once again to limit funding for the courts.” So writes…

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NJSBA Offers Program On Decision-Making By Judges And Arbitrators

       “Decision-Making By Judges And Arbitrators – How Decisions Are Made And Influences On The Process” will be the subject of a program by the Dispute Resolution Section of the…

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