Chicago-based Tucker Graphics specializes in graphics work for print advertisements. Nihon Ichiban Technology, based in central Japan, is a leading manufacturer of high-technology scanning and printing equipment. Tucker and Nihon Ichiban entered into a contract whereby Nihon Ichiban would develop customized digital printing equipment for Tucker.
Over time, problems developed over Nihon Ichiban's service and Tucker's adherence to the contract. In light of a lawsuit commenced by Tucker, both parties have agreed to try to settle their dispute out of court. The settlement conference may be conducted as a mediation or as an arbitration.
Teaching points include:
the procedural and substantive differences between mediation and arbitration
the impact of cultural differences on disputes
Teacher's pack includes:
Confidential Instructions for Tucker Graphics' CEO and Nihon Ichiban's President
Instructions for Mediator
Instructions for Arbitrator
Tucker Graphics, Inc. and Nihon Ichiban Technology Attributes
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