How Do You Reason in Resolving a Conflict?

LiveScience posted an article entitled “Deductive reasoning vs Inductive Reasoning” on January 30, 2023 by Alina Bradford and Mindy Weisberger. It got me thinking about how do we reason in resolving a dispute. Deductively? Inductively? Or a little of both? Let’s start with the basics. As the post explains, Deductive [Read More]

Going against the Grain

In disputes involving money, the usual scenario is that the plaintiff wants more money than the defendant is willing to pay. So, they go to a mediator who nudges the plaintiff to accept a little less and the defendant to pay a little more. The adage is that a settlement [Read More]

By |February 6th, 2015|Actual Mediations|

Mediations: Thinking outside the Box

Recently, I conducted three mediations almost simultaneously. While I have conducted two mediations somewhat at the same time because the first one did not conclude before the second one was scheduled to start (and I do not like to keep people waiting!), this was a first for me.No doubt, one's [Read More]

By |June 14th, 2013|Mediations|

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

As a mediator who handles a lot of "lemon" law matters, I have mediated many cases in which an alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is one of the claims. Last fall, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion involving this Act. Recently, it withdrew its opinion [Read More]

By |May 11th, 2012|Court Cases|