September 2009 Blog Posts (2)

Another Day, Another Marvin

Today, I conducted a very contentious six hour mediation. The rubric of

the case was legal malpractice. The underlying case involved a suit by

the live-in girlfriend of a deceased celebrity, under Marvin, for

quasi-contractual recovery of as much as $2 million dollars. The

malpractice itself was, as I saw it, clear. The damages, though, as is

the usual case, were very slippery. The case was either going to be…
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Added by Alec Wisner on September 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Mediation Happens When You Least Expect It

Because many of you reading this newsletter are professionals in the ADR field, professionals who utilize ADR and/or people who have a personal interest in mediation, it becomes habitual to think of mediation as a process by which a trained professional sits down with two disputing parties, typically in the framework of litigation, a divorce, or some sort of legal-based conflict, and tries to move the two sides to resolution without… Continue

Added by Alec Wisner on September 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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