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29 09, 2017

Expanding The Benefits of An Apology!

By | 2017-09-15T13:57:01+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Legislature|0 Comments

On July 13, 2017, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed an Apology Law ( Apology Ordinance (Cap. 631)) which will take effect on December 1, 2017. (Kluwer Mediation Blog (“Kluwer”)). The Apology Law is broad reaching in its definition and effect. Section 4 defines the meaning of “apology”: (1) In this Ordinance, an apology made by [...]

3 03, 2017

On Apologies…. Once Again!

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:34+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

Several times in the past, I have written on the power of an apology, including the right and wrong way to do it. When I saw an article by Jane Brody (entitled, “The Right Way to Say, ‘I’m Sorry’”) in the New York Times (January 31, 2017) discussing this topic, I could not let the [...]

8 07, 2016

It Ain’t Easy To Say “I am Sorry”

By | 2017-05-13T07:42:31+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

There are right ways and wrong ways to say “I am sorry”. Most of us have figured out the wrong ways… by accident. We try to apologize only to have it blow up in our faces because we continue on by trying to justify or excuse what we just did or failed to do. We [...]

27 10, 2012

An Apology Can Do Wonders

By | 2017-05-13T07:33:48+00:00 October 27th, 2012|Actual Mediations|Comments Off on An Apology Can Do Wonders

Last week, I conducted a mediation in which the Plaintiff was quite angry at what had happened to her. As I learned, she owns an auto body repair shop. Someone had brought a vehicle in for repair. However, that person abandoned the vehicle, never coming to pick it up. So, the plaintiff conducted a "lien [...]

17 02, 2012

The Power Of An Apology

By | 2017-05-13T07:36:06+00:00 February 17th, 2012|Actual Mediations|Comments Off on The Power Of An Apology

It is often said that the smaller the amount in dispute, the harder it is to settle the matter. I agree. . . having just experienced such a mediation. The matter was on appeal. The parties wanted to mediate before the opening brief was due in the hopes of settling early and before much time [...]