We have all read and/or heard about studies showing that witnesses more often than not misidentify a suspect in a criminal matter. Now, a recent study reveals that we also misremember our whereabouts at a particular time. Entitled "Where were you on Thursday the 15th?" in The Economist, June 5th, [Read More]

By |July 9th, 2021|Research|

The Slippery Slope

At one point or another in our lives, most of us have told “little white lies” if only to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. In telling that “little white lie”, we tell ourselves it is harmless and it will lead to nothing, and definitely, will NOT lead us to tell “bigger [Read More]

By |November 25th, 2016|News articles|

How Not To Mediate: An Actual Mediation

I conducted a mediation recently that had all of the ingredients for failure (as discussed in last week's blog) from the very start. It was a wage and hour case in which the plaintiff claimed, among other things, that she worked long hours for which she was not adequately paid, [Read More]

By |June 7th, 2013|Mediations|

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

Late last year, I mediated a “family” dispute involving facts that were stranger than fiction. It seems that Jane Jones (fictional name) had a relationship with Joseph Smith (again, a fictional name). They had two children together, although they never married. They, then, went their separate ways. However, Ms. Jones [Read More]

By |September 10th, 2009|Actual Mediations|
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