Arbitration Can Save Time and Money

Arbitration is where a private judge (or a panel of private judges) called an arbitrator makes a usually binding decision for the parties.  Micronomics performed a study comparing AAA Arbitration to Litigation in federal court and here is what they found: Arbitrations...

Win a $256M Verdict but Still Lose?

Almost everyone who appears in a commercial mediation I conduct thinks they are going to win their lawsuit — if they are among the 1.5% or so of cases that actually make it to trial.  People understandably get caught up in the emotion of their case.  Humans...

Conflict Quote — Norman Cousins

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” — Norman Cousins (1915 – 1990), American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate. One of the goals of mediation is to anticipate consequences of the decisions the...

Conflict Quote — Eckhart Tolle

Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson within it, although you may not see it at the time. — Eckhart Tolle (b. 1948), German author and spiritualist     Related posts: Conflict Quote by Sir Thomas More Conflict Quote —...

Conflict Quote — Ella Fitzgerald

“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” — Ella Fitzgerald (1917 – 1996), American Jazz Singer Mediation is a forward-looking process — we worry less about what happened and more about how to...

Conflict Quote — W. R. Inge

“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.” — W. R. Inge (1860 – 1954), English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Related posts: Conflict Quote by Sir Thomas More...