Category Archives: Settlement

THOUGHTS ABOUT NEGOTIATION & SETTLEMENT

I have been a fan of Roger Dawson for many years. See:  http://www.rdawson.com I have read most of his books about sales and negotiation. I have attended his lectures. His ideas about communication, persuasion, sales and negotiation make a great deal … Continue reading

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EVIL MOST OFTEN OCCURS IN THE DARK – THE EVIL OF SECRECY IN OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM

Over the past 25 or 30 years my policy was to reject confidentiality as an imposed condition of settlement. Our settlement agreement memorandum contained the following language: “Neither the plaintiff nor his or her attorneys agree to any secrecy confidentiality … Continue reading

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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT MEMORANDUM

It didn’t take me many mediations or settlement conferences to figure out that if I didn’t get  it in writing when the deal was made there would be problems. Call it buyers remorse or just lawyers being lawyers  there would … Continue reading

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