Category Archives: law

Utah’s Own Hot Coffee: McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case in Closing Argument Warrants Reversal

The Utah Supreme Court held that referring to the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case in closing arguments warrants reversal. I just recently wrote about the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case and a Sundance movie “Hot Coffee”.  The movie documents the incorrect public perception of the … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mediated Settlement: Is the Deal Done?

Facebook’s mediated settlement with ConnectU and the Winklevoss twins might finally be over in light of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion issued April 11, 2011.  Well, . . . it may be over.  There may be an appeal. … Continue reading

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What’s with the Walmart Class Action?

The Walmart class action is making people angry.  So, what’s the deal? Is the highest court in the land going to rule for big business and leave the little guys unable to bring a class action against a large employer? … Continue reading

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Meet the Mediators

If you want to meet many of the most talented mediators in the world, come join us in Denver April 13-15, 2011.  I’m not kidding.  This is one of the best meetings of the year. I have always enjoyed the ABA … Continue reading

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Even David Brooks Gets It

Unbelievable.  David Brooks, you know, the economist who writes for the New York Times on subject matter such as politics and economics??  . . . The dry guy you see on Face the Nation?  He’s written a book about how the … Continue reading

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Co-Mediation, Advocacy and Ethics Workshop

On March 24, 2011, mediators and attorneys will gather for a mediation workshop in Salt Lake City. Over 110 were registered at last count.  Come join us for the first annual Excellence in ADR workshop sponsored by the Utah State … Continue reading

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Two Guys: Mediation and Lies

Two attorneys disclosed how they try to get the most out of mediation at a session entitled “Mediation Dynamics.” These two guys, Lynn Davies, a civil trial lawyer with serious jury trial experience, and Michael Mohrman, primarily a divorce attorney, … Continue reading

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