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Circuit Mediator

US Court of Appeals
Phone: (919) ***-****  
Email: f***@***.gov
Local Address:  North Carolina , United States
U.S. Courts
600 Camp St.
New Orleans , Louisiana 70130
United States


Employment History

  • Vice President Services
    Davis Drive Middle School PTA

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Davis Drive Middle School PTA
10 Total References
Web References
Davis Drive Middle School, 2 May 2011 [cached]
Frank Laney VP Services 460-0835
Frank Laney 460-0835
The reception began with an inspiring ... [cached]
The reception began with an inspiring talk by Frank Laney, Circuit Mediator with the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Mr. Laney spoke of his recent trip to Belarus, where he introduced the methods of mediation to numerous Belarusian university and high school students. A member of the Belarus delegation then gave an introduction to Belarus, providing many interesting facts and photos along with trivia and souvenir prizes for the event guests. The evening concluded with our Belarusian visitors discussing their professional projects, which encompassed a wide range of social entrepreneurship ventures.
Frank Laney presenting his experiences from Belarus.
In the end, we learned that our common goals for fulfilling careers, educating our children, and quality of life are the similarities that unite us, regardless of nationality. IF extends a warm "thank you" to all the participants of the Citizen Diplomacy series, the Belarusian delegation, and a special thanks to Frank Laney for sharing his experiences.
Remarks from the Seminar on the Trends in Arbitration in North Carolina [cached]
The first presentation was by Frank Laney, Circuit Mediator for the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, who opened his talk by focusing on consumer arbitration. After reviewing its history he noted that "[c]orporations' dissatisfaction with the prospects of defending against lawsuits in courts have lead to the biggest recent growth in the arbitration market - arbitration of consumer or employment contracts by large corporations. In reaction to this trend is a push back which can be noted by the actions of federal courts and legislatures. There is no clear prospect of a federal act to protect consumers in arbitration agreements but the courts have issued opinions that limit the use of arbitration. He has analyzed some recent jurisprudence to ascertain the trend in the state ( Booker v. Robert Half International 413 F.3d 77 (D.C. Cir. 2005), Morrison v. Circuit City 317 F.3d 646 (6th Cir. 2003), Gannon v. Circuit City 262 F.3d 677 (8th Cir. 2001), Graham Oil v. ARCO 43 F.3d 1244 (9th Cir. 1994), Hooters v. Phillips 173 F.3d 933 (4th Cir. 1999). He noted in closing that the project of arbitration has a success story in North Carolina (as when a Dutch company building a plant introduced "arbitration days," which prevented all litigation) and this model will likely be seen more often.
To conclude, and to paraphrase Frank Laney, is then the wave of arbitration in North Carolina growing?
N.C. Center for Nonprofits, 11 Oct 2003 [cached]
Frank Laney, mediator for the Fourth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals and a former Network board member, said, "The Mediation Network really practices what it preaches on collaboration and on ensuring the public trust.
Davis Drive Middle School - PTA Board of Directors, 8 Aug 2009 [cached]
Frank Laney VP Services 460-0835
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