Category Archives: Business

Employee Productivity and Divorce

Americans strive mightily to leave their work at the office door, to not bring the problems, irritations and frustrations of their work environments home with them. The goal is simple: separate your work life from your home life. Have a … Continue reading

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Why would you want to mediate and not litigate?

Regardless of what kind of issues you have with someone else there are common threads. Misunderstandings, feelings of betrayal, financial loss, anger, control, you want them to suffer or “pay” for what they did among many other reasons. Emotions are … Continue reading

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On Conflict

“All polishing is done by friction.”—Mary Parker Follett If you were asked whether conflict was a negative or positive concept, my bet is that you would choose negative. It’s what you hear regularly: Conflict in the Middle East! Conflict in … Continue reading

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What is an Alternate (Private) Trial?

When the parties have not been able to successfully mediate all of their issues, the private trial may be the perfect next step. Litigants may stipulate to a private judge from the Short Trial Judge list; all terms of the private … Continue reading

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Missy’s Case

Missy, a tiny mini-pinscher, was out walking with her mistress in New York’s Greenwich Village and didn’t see it coming. Unexpectedly, a pit bull passing by off-leash with his owner grabbed her head in his mouth and dug his teeth … Continue reading

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