The Smith Case: Is the Glass Half Full?
NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2015, Vol. 8, No. 2
4 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2016
Date Written: 2015
In re Cody W. Smith, the judge disallowed the bankruptcy trustee’s appointment of a mediator and sparked a debate about mediator appointment. This column views that decision as an opportunity to re-visit two important issues with ethical underpinnings: the appointment of neutrals and the referral of cases to mediators.
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