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Settlement forms to consider

## Settlement forms to consider

With regard to settlement negotiation I like to have a basic form letter to my client where I outline information about the matter. By having it a form I eliminate the problem of overlooking something I should say and it gives me an opportunity to add or revise for the particular case. I’m giving you an example of a letter to the client about this. In addition, I want written settlement authority from my client for any settlement we made….

Metaphors you’ll like

## Metaphors you’ll like

I recently read a book by Dr. Mardy Grothe,I never metaphor I didn’t Like. It has excellent discussions about metaphor and language which we trial lawyers would benefit from reading. Here are some examples of ones I liked: You were born an original, so don’t die a copy.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: People are like stained glass windows. The sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is…

If a dead fish is worth $100,000 what’s a person worth? ## If a dead fish is worth$100,000 what’s a person worth?

Did you see this news article? A blue fin tuna was purchased at auction in Japan for $104,700 in January of 2009! Now if a dead fish has a real world market value of more then$100,000 what’s a permanent injury to a human being worth? If we want to look at actual values placed on things by society we have no trouble doing that with material things. A dead tuna is worth $100,000 and a painting is worth$100…