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Joe Markowitz
Works at Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz
Attended University of Chicago Law School
Lives in Los Angeles
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Mediating discovery
At the ABA Dispute Resolution section spring conference, I attended a talk on mediating discovery disputes , a subject that has been of interest to me for a long time, but which should be more urgent given the difficulty traditional court processes and rule...
At the ABA Dispute Resolution section spring conference, I attended a talk on mediating discovery disputes, a subject that has been of interest to me for a long time, but which should be more urgent given the difficulty tradi...
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New name needed
Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, negotiated approach to exchanging i...
Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, neg...
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Victims of conflict
Last night I had a chance to hear Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd discussing their new book A Sliver of Light , which recounts their two year ordeal of imprisonment in Iran. You might be more familiar with them the way they were usually characteri...
Last night I had a chance to hear Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd discussing their new book A Sliver of Light, which recounts their two year ordeal of imprisonment in Iran. You might be more familiar with them the w...
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Settlement confidentiality
A recent case from the  Court of Appeal in Florida  illustrates the perils of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements, but something more as well. Patrick Snay brought an age discrimination suit against a private school that did not renew his contr...
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ODR/ADR
Online dispute resolution was developed to create a more efficient system than the courts are capable of providing, especially for relatively small cross-border and internet transactions. Courts are simply too expensive and too cumbersome to resolve these k...
Online dispute resolution was developed to create a more efficient system than the courts are capable of providing, especially for relatively small cross-border and internet transactions. Courts are simply too expensive and t...
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Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, negotiated approach to exchanging i...
Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, neg...
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Payments
The problem with payment plans is that they are a nuisance to enforce. It seems that more often than not, the party that is supposed to make the payments at some point stops keeping up with its obligations, and the party to whom the payments are due has to ...
The problem with payment plans is that they are a nuisance to enforce. It seems that more often than not, the party that is supposed to make the payments at some point stops keeping up with its obligations, and the party to w...
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Penalties
Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in  Purcell v. Schweitzer , the plaintiff agreed to accept payments totaling $38,000, b...
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Gloating
A recent case from the Court of Appeal in Florida illustrates the perils of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements, but something more as well. Patrick Snay brought an age discrimination suit against a private school that did not renew his contrac...
A recent case from the Court of Appeal in Florida illustrates the perils of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements, but something more as well. Patrick Snay brought an age discrimination suit against a private schoo...
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Technical difficulties
I moderated a panel this morning at the SXSW Interactive conference, on online dispute resolution, a subject I thought would be perfect for the techies who attend this event. I couldn't help mentioning to one of my panelists, Colin Rule , that the last time...
I moderated a panel this morning at the SXSW Interactive conference, on online dispute resolution, a subject I thought would be perfect for the techies who attend this event. I couldn't help mentioning to one of my panelists,...
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  • University of Chicago Law School
    1976 - 1979
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  • Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz
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