Benefit vs. Purpose

My first mediation of 2015 settled based on pragmatism. It was a lemon law matter filed under California's Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act - Civil Code Section 1792 et seq. Plaintiff purchased the vehicle from a neighbor somewhat on a whim, thinking she would use it for commuting. Unfortunately, Plaintiff [Read More]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Actual Mediations|

Fairness: It Is All About Perception

Recently, I wrote about a new study on fairness in monkeys. (another-study-on-fairness ) "Fairness" seems to be a popular topic as my colleague Linda Bulmash in her One Minute Negotiation Tipspublished by the Los Angeles County Bar, (Volume VI, Number 2, February 2013) (Busmash) takes up the topic of "Defining [Read More]

By |February 22nd, 2013|Negotiation Strategy|

Another Study on Fairness

Once again, chimpanzees have been the subject of another study on "fairness". Researchers in Georgia claim they now have "...the best laboratory evidence yet that chimpanzees have a human-style sense of fairness." Those who have reviewed the study believe the study is flawed and opine that a sense of fairness [Read More]

By |February 1st, 2013|Research|