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Having a Difficult Conversation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 13, 2019

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Author Judy Ringer has a post at mediate.com entitled “We Have to Talk:A Step-by-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations”. Her advice is practical and insightful. Four of her points are outlined here: *Enter talks with a positive and not a negative goal. Your goal should be to find solutions and not to simply vent. *Consider which […]

Women’s Soccer in Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 29, 2019

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The following news appeared at http://www.csnbc.com website on June 24, 2019: The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway and teams from around the world are fighting for the championship title — as well as equal pay. In 2016, five U.S. women’s players filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and […]

Trump 2.0/MartinRosenfeld, JD

June 22, 2019

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Supporters of President Trump are not all unaware of his perceived deficits among many Americans. How then can he get re-elected? The new hope seems to be that the negatives will be considered less important than the positive successes he has already attained. This post is not about political prognostication.However,there is something attractive about the […]

Bad Reasons to Choose Litigation Over Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 16, 2019

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America is known as a litigious country. While resorting to Court over mediation is costly and anguishing, many people choose this route. Here are some bad reasons for choosing the litigation option: *I CAN GET A BETTER DEAL IN COURT THAN I CAN THROUGH MEDIATION. Surely there are situations where your case is so strong […]

Life After Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 29, 2019

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There is a news report that MacKenzie Bezos, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is going to give half of her $37 billion (with a “b”) divorce settlement to charitable causes. And what was the reaction of her ex-spouse? “MacKenzie is going to be amazing and effective at philanthropy. Go get ’em MacKenzie.” Divorce is one of […]

Creative Solutions/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 22, 2019

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A.J. Baime of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote about a creative problem to a seemingly knotty dilemma.(“He Had a Will to Win Back His Classic MG”/May 22, 2019). Bruce MacCormack is 81 years old. In 2003, he sold his 1971 British-built MGB to Chet Kenoyer, age 64. In 2012, Mr. MacCormack missed owning the […]

Losers and Winners/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 21, 2019

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Konrad Adenauer was the first Chancellor of what became West Germany. In his long life, Adenauer’s commitment to Germany as a statesman, led to much acclaim. In a public television poll in in 2003, Mr. Adenauer was selected as the greatest German of all time. He was famous for this one quote “We all live […]