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Americans Own Less Stuff – What Does That Mean for Us?

August 22, 2018

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Michael Geiger

Americans Own Less Stuff – What Does That Mean for Us? With the infiltration of the internet and software in our lives, we necessarily own less stuff. We consume books on Kindle. We rely on Netflix for our movies. Spotify provides our music. These, and similar, service sites own the entertainment which we lease. Actual […]

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Mediation Goes to the Movies

August 8, 2018

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Michael Geiger

Mediation Goes to the Movies One of my boys recently observed that there are plenty of lawyer movies. He questioned why there are no mediator movies. As explained below, the answer to that question is simple. Nonetheless, with too much time on the beach during vacation, I pondered the “what ifs” of mediating some iconic […]

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Why Can’t We Settle Certain Types of Cases?

July 18, 2018

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Michael Geiger

Why Can’t We Settle Some Types of Cases? Freshly minted lawyers will rarely, if ever, crack open a legal case reporter. They will not have to search for the most up-to-date supplement or “pocket part” for reporters to ensure that legal research includes the most recent decisions. These new attorneys will never spend hours in […]

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Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Crying Baby . . .

June 27, 2018

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Michael Geiger

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Crying Baby. . . The United States Postal Service (the “Post Office”) boasts a rich and proud history — deservedly so. From its origins in 1775 with Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General, the Post Office has faithfully served the United States and its citizens since the inception of […]

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A Case for Opening Statements in Mediation

May 18, 2018

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Michael Geiger

A Case for Opening Statements in Mediation The Giant Panda. The Blue Whale. The American Bald Eagle. The Initial Joint Session in Mediation. Yes. These are all endangered or threatened species. As a mediator, I sometimes feel as though I have a better chance of a Snow Leopard sighting than witnessing more initial mediation opening […]

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