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Negotiation Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are a series of negotiations.  Where do we spend the holiday?  Who will join us? Whose family recipe will be used for dinner? Most importantly, who will be present?  Will my feelings be hurt?  Will I hurt feelings? … Continue reading

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Weapons and Mediation

Tragic and scary news story today about an attorney who was shot at a mediation in Phoenix. According to the media, the mediation was ending when the client went to his car to get something.  After a lengthy wait, the mediation … Continue reading

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HOA Boards: Mediation vs. Arbitration?

You find yourself on a community association board.  Homeowners are complaining about leaking roofs, damaged walls and soggy carpet.  The board’s attorney has filed a lawsuit against the roofer.  The roofer sued the general contractor and the developer who both … Continue reading

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Who Should Suggest Mediation?

I have often been asked whether an attorney shows weakness if the attorney suggests mediation.  In 1998, when I began mediating, this was a frequent concern.  Fortunately, at that time, I was the Chief Appellate Mediator at the Utah Court … 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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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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