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Risky Business/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 5, 2018

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Jay Winik, author and historian, wrote on the topic of “Summitry Can Be Risky Business, for the WSJ. (May 4,2018). High-profile summit meetings, we are told, can have unforeseeable consequences. In 1986, President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Gorbachev insisted on an agreement that the US agree to limit its missile-defense […]

Remember Monica?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 10, 2018

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Abby Ellin wrote about Monica Lewinsky in the WSJ of March 10, 2018. She wrote as a follow-up to a recent article written by Ms. Lewinsky for the current issue of Vanity Fair. In that article, Ms. Lewinsky accuses former President Clinton of “gross abuse of power” for his treatment of her. To this assertion, […]

The Sense of Entitlement/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 27, 2018

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Katie Shonk wrote a piece for the Program on Negotiation (Harvard University) entitled “In business Negotiations, Eat Before You Negotiate”. Ms. Shonk points out that students who weer part of a study felt greater entitlement when they weer hungry than when they were well-fed. The reason for this attitude seemed to be based on the […]

Would You Believe?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2017

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This appeared on twitter as tweeted by John Logan: CEO of the 1st company in the world to offer Marriage Insurance.Contact me if you’re interested in investing. http://www.divorceprobability.com.  Life is sufficiently complex that it is difficult to envision that a test can show the likelihood of marital viability. However, there are definite means of determining […]

How Not to Negotiate/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 25, 2017

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Joe Cunningham, of Redstate.Com wrote of the efforts of Steve Bannon to get the Republicans to vote for the American Health Care Act. Mr. Bannon reportedly walked into a room with the Freedom Caucus members present and announced: “This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.” The response […]

A Super Bowl Mediation Thought/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 3, 2017

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Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is known for his pragmatic and generous approach to life. He is also a significant force in the great success of his football team. He was recently asked by a writer for the NY Daily News about his relationship with the Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell. […]

Mediation and Pragmatism/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 22, 2017

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Attorney/Mediator Christopher McHallam recently posted his thoughts on “4 Things You Should Know About Civil Mediation” at mediate.com. One of the motivations he outlined in encouraging mediated settlements is that of pragmatic interests. What is interesting about this discussion is that mediation is often the only method by which these interests can be met. Arbitration […]