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Resolution Strategies | A Monthly E-Newsletter

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

In nearly every mediation I've conducted, the parties submitted a combined total of at least two, sometimes three, occasionally four, periodically five and every-so-often six or more mediation briefs. Having mediated more than 2000 matters, that means I've read between 4000 and 5000 briefs. Therefor [...]

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: Resolution Strategies|

FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE

In 1968, Paul Newman earned the fourth of his ten Best Actor nominations and George Kennedy walked off with the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for their respective roles in "Cool Hand Luke." But the 1967 movie may be best-remembered for this infamous line delivered by Strother Martin, playing the r [...]

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: Resolution Strategies|

PLAY BALL!

With their fans back in the stands and a full 162 game schedule awaiting them, all 30 MLB franchises begin their quest today for the 2021 World Series championship! Opening Day ceremonies take place in 15 cities across the country, with the defending champion L.A. Dodgers, who named Clayton Kershaw [...]

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: Resolution Strategies|

WAZE & MEANS

Even though it's been more than seven years, I remember the conversation as if it was yesterday. During the social hour that preceded the 2013 Santa Monica Bar Association Fall Dinner Program, several attorneys were singing the praises of an “app” that I'd never heard of, piquing my curiosity. After [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Resolution Strategies|

TRIAL AND ERROR

Several years ago, Randall L. Kiser, Martin A. Asher and Blakeley B. McShane authored a study, titled “Let’s Not Make A Deal: An Empirical Study of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Settlement Negotiations” [Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 5, Number 3, 551-591, September 2008], which should b [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|Categories: Resolution Strategies|
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