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Tag Archives: mediation

‘Saving face’ in employment mediation (access required)

Employment law disputes can be tough to settle. These disputes center not only on employment practices, but also on deeply held personal views of worth, honor and status. Parties draw lines in the sand over their take on the law ...

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Jeff Trueman: Beware the urge to win. It can backfire. (access required)

Litigation arouses competition, an urge to win. Some lawyers have a hard time dialing it down even when the parties want to settle. Many lawyers overemphasize their role as zealous advocate at the expense of other, equally important roles – ...

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After mediation fails, college segregation case returns to 4th Circuit (access required)

Litigation over segregation at Maryland’s colleges will return to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after six months of court-ordered mediation failed. The 4th Circuit in January ordered the parties, the Maryland Higher Education Commission and a coalition representing ...

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Mediation in a complicated world (access required)

  This writer’s 21st-century “branding” is as a “senior judge” when I am recalled to sit as a trial court judge or as a mediator for the Court of Special Appeals or for a trial court. When I am not ...

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Jeff Trueman: Mediators in the culture of litigation (access required)

More than 10 years have passed since Randall Kiser and his colleagues documented how often and at what cost attorneys obtain a result worse than what could have been achieved by accepting their opponents’ pre-trial settlement proposal. Generally speaking, Kiser ...

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