Ninety-nine out of one hundred filed cases won’t end in a trial. Why are you preparing for trials in 100% of your cases when only 1% of them will have one? The majority of those lawsuits will end in an agreement. Don’t presume litigating is the only way to get to those agreements. Maybe that’s […]
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I have a favor to ask. You can help me out with a project. All I need to know is this: what are your conflict questions? Think of a time when you – or a friend you were helping – was in a dispute, a disagreement, or some sort of dust-up. Maybe it was a […]
eBay has banned the sale of magic spells. No more tarot card readings. No more conjurings. No more magic potions. Darn. And I was just about to go buy me some digital JuJu. Why did eBay stop? The answer warms this dispute resolution professional’s heart. eBay will no longer serve as a marketplace for the […]
In mediations we often hear the parties justify their positions using legal words and terms of law. They may have had lawyers advise them or not. They may have studied-up on their own. Or they may have simply absorbed our legal-adversarial culture watching lawyer dramas on television. Wherever they got them, they’ll use the words […]