2009 Highlights

ADR Prof Blog: Drinking Games and Negotiation http://bit.ly/6ffoH0 (new study (in bars) of old negotiating problem)

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Canadian television production company seeks dramatic will stories http://is.gd/5jJAj

Predictably Irrational: Visual illusions and decision illusions http://is.gd/5jPO1 (fooled in predictable and consistent ways over and over)

Psychology Today: Sugar Addiction In Your Body, Not Just Your Mind: Is out of sight, out of mind the best policy? http://is.gd/5jREw

Disputing: 2009 Developments in Mediation: Mediation Confidentiality http://is.gd/5HIWt

Disputing: 2009 Arbitration and Mediation Guest-Bloggers at Disputing http://short.to/122bo

Xobni Blog: Xobni 1.8.5: Major Improvements for All, and Free “Links Exchanged” Upgrade for Xobni Plus Members http://short.to/109ri (nifty)

Business Conflict Blog: Gender and Negotiation: An Interesting Study of a Perennial Topic http://bit.ly/6BHKDZ

Goldstein: Arbitral Discretion to Refuse Tactical Adjournment Requests http://bit.ly/77mEGD

The Complex Litigator: Adobe rolls out significant upgrades to Acrobat.com, improving user experience and machinery http://short.to/109hu

Xobni Blog: First Round gives Susan Boyle a Run for her Money http://short.to/10a8s (patent apps may be down but these innovators inspire)

Disputing: Fifth Circuit Rules that the Arbitrators -Not the Courts- Must Decide Who Pays the AAA Arbitration Fees http://bit.ly/7WOUQw

Patently-O: Predicted 2009 Patent Application Filings: An off year http://short.to/109q8 (CNN: “Recession’s latest victim: U.S. innovation”)

Kluwer Construction Blog: Flexible Arbitration Filing Fees Introduced by AAA http://is.gd/5sAAc

Mediation Matters: Mediation in History: Far East: Mediation: It’s Wonderful http://bit.ly/6vfoQF

Enjoy Mediation: Emotions in Negotiation http://is.gd/5sADV

SCOTUS Blog: Sarbanes-Oxley and its devilish details: Free Enterprise Fund v. PCAOB, 08-861, Argument Recap http://bit.ly/4zZMc0

The Trial Warrior Blog: My “22 Tweets Twitterview” http://bit.ly/7g9w61 (website, online directories, & Google SEO increased engagements)

TortsProf Blog: RAND Report on Silica Litigation Released http://short.to/1095g

Disputing: 2009 Developments in Arbitration: Consumer and Employment Arbitration http://short.to/11kx8

The Complex Litigator: Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Superior Court puts the privilege in attorney-client privilege http://short.to/1095r

Mediation Channel: What color is a banana? Perception, bias, and identity http://bit.ly/4VLBX3

negotiation – mediation – arbitration highlight reel: @DonPhilbin, http://www.linkedin.com/in/donphilbin, http://www.facebook.com/DonPhilbin

Mass Tort Litigation Blog: Florida Verdict Against Philip Morris http://short.to/109io

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Farewell Videos http://is.gd/5jIFW (while videos can head off disputes, they also can backfire)

Business Conflict Blog: ADR in Italy http://bit.ly/6kYtKC

The Consensus Building Approach: Resolving Complaints About Irresponsible Corporations http://is.gd/5jLUj

Computational Legal Studies: Which Countries Own America’s Debt? http://short.to/1097l (reduce complexities to elegant graphs)

Psychology Today: Poets vs. Critics: Different Brain Systems http://bit.ly/4MGMFW

Wealth Mediation Blog: Avoiding Hostile Holidays http://bit.ly/4XpXM7

idealawg: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior http://short.to/108jo

Mediation Matters: Anger, The Reasons, The Righteousness, and Rationale http://bit.ly/8Fuvtq

TortsProf Blog: Engstrom on Personal Injury “Settlement Mills” (SSRN article: “Run-of-the-Mill Justice”) http://bit.ly/5tfLL1

BPS Research Digest: Scientists find way to strengthen memories during sleep http://short.to/109e8 (sleep important to memory consolidation)

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Cave Dwellers to Become Billionaires http://is.gd/5jJpx

When you point a finger at someone else, always remember that there are three pointing back at you. http://bit.ly/IPGp2

BPS Research Digest: Step away from the cookie jar! Over-confidence in self-control leads us to temptation http://is.gd/5jPq7

Managerial Econ: Refugees from New York http://bit.ly/1xCOxf

PsyBlog: The 12 Psychology Studies of Christmas http://short.to/11kxp

Kluwer Arbitration Blog: Agency as a mechanism for compelling a non-signatory to join arbitral proceedings http://bit.ly/7G48YE

idealawg: Want to live a long life? Listen to music or volunteer http://is.gd/5dWOH

Predictably Irrational: The Psychology of Gift-Giving http://www.predictablyirrational.com/?p=712

Workplace Prof Blog: Supreme Court Grants Cert in Quon Privacy Case http://short.to/115vu

CAFA Law Blog: $5 Million?? That’s a Large Threshold . . . Or is it? http://is.gd/5jI51

Mediation Matters: The New Type C Personality: Emotionally Repressed http://bit.ly/6W7G7r

Mashable: Pepsi to Skip Super Bowl Ads in Favor of $20M Social Media Campaign http://bit.ly/7qiiVT

Loree: Stolt-Nielsen Oral Argument Analysis: Part III http://is.gd/5zSmX (perhaps best ongoing analysis of the only SCOTUS arbitration case)

Settlement Perspectives: Insurance Coverage: 4 Rules and 10 Tips for Policyholders http://is.gd/5sANl

Disputing: 2009 Developments in Mediation: Foreclosure Mediation Programs http://short.to/115v5

idealawg: Do actions, tone, or body language speak louder than words? That silly 55/38/7 rule again http://is.gd/5dWuc

Loree: Interesting Article on Arbitrator Power to Retain Jurisdiction http://is.gd/5syPu

Disputing: 2009 U.S. Legislation on Arbitration and Mediation http://bit.ly/5dBHAD

Disputing: 2009 Texas Legislation on Arbitration and Mediation http://www.karlbayer.com/blog/?p=6826

The Frontal Cortex: Why We Travel http://is.gd/5jPkm

Mediation Matters: SLO verdict in Nursing Home Case http://bit.ly/4LcP0w

Brains on Purpose: The brain for non-scientists: A 75-minute lesson in 12 short segments http://bit.ly/5glk1N

Goldstein: “Investments” in Investment Arbitration: A New Installment in the Jurisprudence http://bit.ly/7Tbo5y

ABA Journal: Jurors’ Wikipedia Research, Friending at Issue in Two Md. Cases http://bit.ly/8q0oh6

The Frontal Cortex: The Middle Way http://is.gd/5jR4Y (the “compromise effect” was first documented by Amos Tversky and Itamar Simonson)

Disputing: Obama Signs Legislation Providing Arbitration to Appeal Termination of GM and Chrysler Franchise Agreements http://is.gd/5syUO

ABA Journal: Patent Pending http://is.gd/5xiyp (bill would establish a 10-year pilot program in U.S. district courts with most patent cases)

Patently-O: Federal Circuit Lowers Bar for Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction When Patentee is a Holding Company http://short.to/109kt

Complex Litigator: California Supreme Court sets 1-1 punitive damage to compensatory ratio on facts in Roby v. McKesson http://is.gd/5jJWz

Florida Arbitration Law: Second DCA Confirms “Widely Used” Durable Power of Attorney Form Includes Selecting Arbitration http://is.gd/5jFJl

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Divorce Now, or Divorce Later for $55 million? http://is.gd/5wzHU

Loree: Some Helpful Rules and Tips for Policyholders and Cedents Courtesy of Settlement Perspectives http://bit.ly/4PvQkY

The Trial Warrior Blog: Peter Gillies on “Forum Non Conveniens in the Context of International Commercial Arbitration” http://short.to/109ga

Cross Collaborate:The Back of the Napkin: New Approaches to Visualizing and Communicating Ideas http://is.gd/5jHj3

Settlement Perspectives: Delivering Bad News in Negotiation: 3 More Tips http://is.gd/5jHUw

ThePopTort: “Medical Errors are Our Bad” http://short.to/1186w (bill proposes to give money to states to consider litigation alternatives??)

BankruptcyProf Blog: A Summary of Bankruptcy Law http://short.to/109qi (appeared before you for a mediation in an adversarial proceeding)

The Divorce Collaborative: Tips for Surviving the Holidays During and After Divorce by Steve McDonough, Esq. http://bit.ly/6YRkYx

Psychology Today: The Brain at Google: How Google makes smart employees even smarter http://short.to/109mj (distractions down / glucose up)

ThePopTort: Bank of America, Dinosaurs, and Mandatory Binding Arbitration http://bit.ly/5h7WvC (good year for consumers)

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Am I still entitled to my ex’s social security benefits after our divorce? http://is.gd/5jH5j

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog: SCOTUS Drops Bombshell “Summary Disposition” Vacating 2d Circuit’s Chrysler Decision http://is.gd/5uLaa

Jottings By An Employer’s Lawyer: A Pre-Cursor to the Arbitration Fairness Act Takes Another Step http://is.gd/5uHVG

BPS Research Digest: Psychologists find a drug-free way for fears to be unlearned http://bit.ly/8x9KPW

Workplace Prof Blog: Franken Versus Mandatory Arbitration http://bit.ly/4nDZAk

idealawg: THE BRAIN ADVANTAGE: A new book on the brain in the workplace http://short.to/1090v

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: How To Make It Through The Holidays After Divorce http://short.to/108ne

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Price for Cheating — $5,000,000 http://short.to/1094w

Mediation Channel: Remembering the human factor in the practice of law http://bit.ly/8ubuH2

Loree: Stolt-Nielsen Oral Argument Analysis: Part II http://bit.ly/8YgEnN

Loree: Stolt-Nielsen Oral Argument Analysis: Part I http://short.to/111dh (finally getting to Phil’s fine analysis)

idealawg: “Stories from the Jury Room: How Jurors Use Narrative to Process Evidence” http://short.to/108ke

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: First Time Litigating in Probate Court? http://is.gd/5jLGF

RT @dianelevin: Changing the world one dispute at a time: #FF to @KatriK @_mediationworks @BenZiegler @chicagomediator @DonPhilbin

RT @BonnieRN: #FollowFriday would not be complete without recommending Legal People I admire–> @ValentiLaw @chicagomediator @DonPhilbin

ABA Journal: The North Face Sues The South Butt for Trademark Infringement http://bit.ly/5FGVoS (truth better than fiction for Friday Funny)

#FF @dianelevin @IntlDispNegPod @PhilLoreeJr @ECGreaves @abegler @ValentiLaw @txconflictcoach @mgoose12 @ChicagoMediator @BonnieRN @AlexWisn

Don Philbin is delighted to have been elected a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators #in http://www.acctm.org/index.cfm

Mediation Channel: Playing around: game theory in popular culture http://bit.ly/7zp08L

Tim Corcoran Congratulations on being accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators!!!! You’ll make a great contribution to the group. Welcome aboard and Happy Holidays.

Brains on Purpose: Are you promoting yawning in your mediations? If not, you may want to rethink that http://short.to/zjqt

Disputing: 2009 Arbitration Case Law: U.S. Supreme Court http://bit.ly/82tCXG

Mediation Matters: Mandatory and Voluntary Mediation: A Comparison of Effectiveness and Perspective http://is.gd/5dVUB

ADR Prof Blog: Is NBC Bargaining in the Shadow of Fuzzy Antitrust Law? http://is.gd/5jBXi

Mediation Matters: The Words You Choose Can Decrease Your Stress http://is.gd/5jBox

Disputing: 2009 Arbitration Case Law: Texas Supreme Court http://bit.ly/4ST2vP

Kluwer Construction Blog: Contractor risk in the Gulf’s ‘new wave’ of EPC contracting http://is.gd/5jCCf

Psychology Today: The Danger of Self-Affirmation: Self-affirmation isn’t a good idea for everyone http://bit.ly/6DvLhf

Florida Arbitration Law.com: Marital Settlement Agreement and Shareholder Agreement: One Has Arbitration Clause, the Othe http://is.gd/5dXau

Loree: Arbitration Nuts & Bolts: Vacating Arbitration Awards — It’s All in the Agreement http://is.gd/5jD1s

Mediation Stuff – John Lassey’s ADR Web Log: When Not to Mediate http://bit.ly/5fwpbg

Settlement Perspectives: Early Case Assessments: More on the ECA Toolkit from PD Villareal http://short.to/zkai

Patently-O: Federal Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment of Obviousness for Bulk EMail Patent http://is.gd/5ei7J

Disputing: Texas Supreme Court Compels Nonsignatories to Arbitrate Wrongful Death Claims http://is.gd/5dWh8

Mediation Strategies: ADR AND THE NEW ALTERNATIVE http://bit.ly/715pwu (“vanishing trial”; soon “vanishing arbitration” high costs anxiety)

CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE COVERAGE BLOG: If You Thought E-Discovery Was Bad, Hang on For Cloud Computing http://bit.ly/5920Ow

Florida Arbitration Law: Deferring Public Policy Challenges to the Arbitrator: Is the Second District Right in Conflict? http://is.gd/5jCnS

CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE COVERAGE BLOG: California Supreme Court Speaks Yet Again on Punitive Damage Limitations http://is.gd/5ehDj

BPS Research Digest: People think that money affects happiness more than it really does http://short.to/zkaq

Mediation Stuff – John Lassey’s ADR Web Log: Multi-Party Mediation http://is.gd/5dWea

ABA Journal: ACTL Report: Electronic Discovery Should Be Proportionate to Controversy http://is.gd/57Ig5

Disputing: Tenth Circuit Imposes Sanctions for ‘Frivolous’ Attempt to Vacate Arbitration Award on Manifest Disregard http://short.to/zj4u

idealawg: Does how you move show how you think and communicate? http://bit.ly/5Kfypb (communication is more than just a linguistic dynamic)

Settle it Now: Music to a Mediator’s Ears: Construction Mediation Works! http://bit.ly/6EGPtR

ADR Prof Blog: Negotiation Journal Seeks Submissions http://bit.ly/8m59yd

Brains on Purpose: Using the arts in conflict resolution: Some more pieces of the puzzle? http://short.to/zjqc (book info arts and brain)

Mediation Matters: Tiger Woods’ Mediation of His Prenuptial Agreement Post Affair http://is.gd/5jG90

Dallas Divorce Blog: Geographical Restriction on Sole Managing Conservator’s Right to Designate Primary Residence Uphel http://short.to/zk9j

BPS Research Digest: You told me that already! Why we’re so poor at remembering to whom we told what http://is.gd/532vn

Disputing: Fifth Circuit Affirms Confirmation of NASD Arbitration Award http://is.gd/5dUXV

Settlement Perspectives: Delivering Bad News in Negotiation: How Big Is Your Conference Room? http://is.gd/5ehrm

idealawg: The Science Network: Many videos for you to watch on neuroscience, cognition, and learning http://bit.ly/4P77ZE

Kluwer Construction Blog: Chinese Drywall Update – Chinese Manufacturer Waives Hague Convention http://bit.ly/5DXcio

Negotiation Tip of the Week: Exercising your BATNA and preserving the Relationship http://short.to/zjq2

Sharp Brains: The Brain Advantage: Train your Autopilot . . . and How to Turn It Off http://bit.ly/8NuaO8

Patently-O: Patent on Tax Refund System Deemed Invalid under Section 101 http://is.gd/4ZMcP

SCOTUS Blog: Is “silence” a fiction? Stolt-Nielsen v. AnimalFeeds, Argument Recap http://bit.ly/7KTFLi (Loree series: http://is.gd/5k0zn)

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Google Scholar Provides Free, Searchable Database of Judicial Decisions http://is.gd/4ZSoV

RT @valentilaw: #FF these great mediators who always share their expertise @DonPhilbin @dianelevin @txconflictcoach (thanks)

FL Arbitration Law: Arbitration Fairness Act (HR 1020 / S 931) May Get a Boost from Jones v. Halliburton and HR 3326 http://short.to/108nj

#FF to @dianelevin @IntlDispNegPod @PhilLoreeJr @DonPhilbin @abegler @ValentiLaw @ECGreaves @mgoose12 @txconflictcoach

SEClaw.com: Overview of the Securities Arbitration Process http://is.gd/56LxC

Loree: SCOTUS Update: Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (08-604) http://short.to/108ze

ABA Journal: Lawyers Second Most Likely Professional to Be in a Car Crash http://short.to/108yt

Psychology Today: The Myths of Intrinsic-Extrinsic Motivation: Incentives do not undermine intrinsic motivation http://is.gd/5331f

Disputing: U.S. Supreme Court Decides Railway Labor Act Arbitration Case http://is.gd/5j0dd

ADR Prof Blog: Larry Susskind: Audio Recording Available http://short.to/zj3t (public participation and deliberative democracy)

The Frontal Cortex: The Tiger Woods Effect http://bit.ly/7k5Sha (against someone better, we get nervous, then worry, then make mistakes)

The Frontal Cortex: Lying and Creativity http://is.gd/532zg (Picasso: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist on”

Loree: A Potpourri of Reinsurance Issues: Gulf Ins. Co. v Transatlantic Reins. Co. (1st Dep’t Oct. 1, 2009) (Part II)

The Frontal Cortex: The Reading Brain http://is.gd/4ZZ9M (your mind is performing an astonishing feat)

Workplace Prof Blog: Drummonds on Reforming Labor Law by Reforming Labor Law Preemption Doctrine http://bit.ly/6I9j7X

Patently-O: Vacatur: Judge Posner Agrees to Vacate Inequitable Conduct Holding Based on Settlement Agreement http://is.gd/4ZLXO

Disputing: What Standards of Review Apply to Arbitration Awards Under FAA 10(a)(4) in Fifth Circuit after Citigroup? http://short.to/xow9

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Reverse Mortgages — A disaster waiting to happen? http://short.to/yaba

ADR Prof Blog: Distinguishing Hi-Lo Agreements from Mary Carter Agreements http://short.to/w8kv

Kluwer Arbitration Blog: When is the ‘Venue’ of an Arbitration its ‘Seat’? http://short.to/yd5x

The Frontal Cortex: Reverse-Engineering http://bit.ly/6RSfX3 (supercomputers that imitate the machinery inside the skull)

Galima Group at Berkeley: How to prepare for an important negotiation http://short.to/yab6

Goldstein: The Fifth Circuit’s Reverse Preemption Decision: An “Upset Victory” for International Arbitration http://short.to/xpas

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Co-parenting Goes Online http://is.gd/4ZOLv (coordinate parenting schedules, health records, immunization histories

Neuroethics & Law Blog: New Brain-Related SSRN Abstracting Journals http://is.gd/4ZOem (law organizes and constrains human behavior)

RT @alan_sharland: Challenges and benefits of maintaining impartiality when supporting #conflict resolution: http://bit.ly/S8uoU #adr

EBay, Craigslist to Face Off in Court http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704825504574580302632724732.html?mod=rss_law

Business Conflict Blog: That Lincoln Quote http://bit.ly/6NbGjF “As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.

idealawg: Blog Glob – Inside the mind of an actor (literally): How does an actor engage with the part they are playing? http://short.to/ya7h

BPS Research Digest: Want to predict a footie result? Don’t even think about it http://short.to/xpd8 (unconscious thought helpful)

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: More Fathers Are Getting Custody In Divorce http://bit.ly/6HB30q (NYT: More Fathers Are Getting Custody In Divorce)

The Greater Good Blog: Is Marriage Good for Your Health? http://is.gd/4ZPaX (married may protect health, divorced may damage health)

Wired GC: Google Targets Legal Search – Part 2 http://bit.ly/6YMTE1 (free doesn’t mean “lacks value” integrate other Google offerings?)

Harvard Business Publishing: How Will “Augmented Reality” Affect Your Business? http://short.to/vkwr

PsyBlog: The Chameleon Effect: Does mimicking other people’s body language really make them like us? http://is.gd/4ZNnU

The Frontal Cortex: Fourth Down http://is.gd/4ZNZY (illustrates difficulty making rational decisions, even when evidence supports the call)

ABA Journal: Persuasion secrets: Tips on crafting effective arguments http://is.gd/52DsK

RT @IntlDispNegPod: RT @dianelevin: A #FF to terrific ADR folks @ValentiLaw @PhilLoreeJr @DonPhilbin @abegler @IntlDispNegPod @mgoose12 @EC

RT @valentilaw: #FF gr8 ADR folks @PhilLoreeJr @DonPhilbin @abegler @dianelevin @IntlDispNegPod @MediatorsBB @mgoose12 @ECGreaves @ACRWork

RT @IntlDispNegPod: CPR Inst. letter to DC on Arb Fairness Act: http://is.gd/5cDGI

The Frontal Cortex: Expertise http://bit.ly/3faQkH (the unreliability of wine critics, citing Hodgson’s fascinating statistical work)

ADR Prof Blog: Arbitration Betting http://bit.ly/4pOrDj (Mnookin: SCOTUS will allow interlocutory appeals from class action certification)

AmLaw: Downside of Litigation Financing: FL CT Rules Investor Backing Unsuccessful Lawsuit Liable for Attorneys’ Fees http://short.to/zdgj

Reverse & Render: Supreme Court Limits Entitlement to Attorney’s Fees http://is.gd/4ZPWs (narrowed right to fees on uncontroverted evidence)

Mediation Channel: For mediators, negotiators: recommended social and brain sciences blogs http://short.to/xrxk

Situationalist: “The Psychological Power of the Status Quo” http://is.gd/4ZOXG (people view their beliefs as the product of deliberation)

NPR All Tech Considered: NSA Gives Microsoft Help On Windows 7 Security http://bit.ly/5Xg2Bu (enhance Microsoft’s operating system)

Mediation Matters: The Dangers of Being a Mediator http://short.to/xpz4

Neuromarketing: The Outsider Effect http://short.to/x83c (better decisions from teams that include a socially distinct newcomer – mediator?)

Mediation Stuff – John Lassey’s ADR Blog: Underestimating Your Opponents http://short.to/xpzi (last minute negotiations risk overestimation)

RT @missdestructo: “There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.”

Patently-O: Nil: The Value of Patents in a Major Crisis Such as an Influenza Pandemic http://bit.ly/5npdMN

Psychology Today: How To Remember Things http://bit.ly/4y44hi (mind’s capacity to store and recall information is truly wondrous)

Mediation Channel: The why’s have it: teaching curiosity for effective negotiation and mediation http://short.to/x1q0

The IP ADR Blog: Insurance Coverage for Trademark Infringement Actions http://is.gd/4WcC1

Psychology Today: Deep Rationality: Evolutionary psychology meets behavioral economics. http://is.gd/4UejX

Business Conflict Blog: Arbitrating Employment Disputes: Misusing a Valuable Tool? Part II http://is.gd/4WbkP

TortsProf Blog: Guest Blogger John C.P. Goldberg: What’s Wrong with Torts?, Part II http://short.to/wpa9

Loree: A Potpourri of Reinsurance Issues Courtesy of Gulf Ins. Co. v Transatlantic Reins. Co. (Part I) http://is.gd/4ZL4e

PsyBlog: The Psychological Immune System http://short.to/wmzj (get over bad moods much sooner thanks to psychological immune system)

American Progress: (tip to Pynchon) It’s Time We Talked: Mandatory mediation in the foreclosure process http://short.to/yan7

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Article Discusses 2009 Estate Planning Legislation in Texas http://short.to/x7l4

Disputing: Am Rev of International Arbitration: Evidence and Discovery in Arbitration: The Problem of ‘Third Parties’ http://short.to/x7kl

Psychology Today: What the lips say about how we feel and think: What our lips reveal about us – even when lying! http://short.to/wmzn

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Tips and Lessons Learned From Mediating Estate Disputes http://bit.ly/3QuiWr

ABA Journal: Secret ACC Ratings Appear on Blog; Group Says Release Is ‘Premature’ http://bit.ly/4Ius30 via @AddToAny

IP ADR Blog: Tradename Settlement Spawns Legal Malpractice Action and Questionable Mediation Confidentiality Decision http://is.gd/4Wcwl

The Mouse Trap: The five domains of human social experience: the SCARF model http://is.gd/4X4kA

Disputing: State Bar of Texas Advanced Mediation Workshop http://short.to/wp51

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Court grants mandamus: trial court imposed greater burden for relocation than law allows http://is.gd/4X3PK

The Divorce Collaborative: Part 2 – How Much Will My Divorce Mediation Cost? by Steve McDonough http://cli.gs/HYmXL

Mind Hacks: Dog eat dog http://is.gd/4X4e3 (Malcolm Gladwell recently published a collection of his essays in his new book What the Dog Saw)

Mass Tort Litigation Blog: Embedded Aggregation in Civil Litigation http://short.to/x7mu

Marc Goldstein: New York Convention Is Not “Reverse Pre-Empted” By State Insurance Regulation Designating Judicial Forum http://bit.ly/siL1e

Mind Hacks: EEG leads to murder conviction http://cli.gs/adaBd

Mediation Matters: Personality Matters — What’s Yours? http://cli.gs/MveHd

BPS Research Digest: Patients with empathic, attentive doctors recover more quickly from the common cold http://cli.gs/HrW9a

Mass Tort Litigation Blog: Gilles on Consumer Class Actions http://short.to/wml7

Psychology Today: Born to Perform: The ability to keep cool depends on how your brain is wired http://is.gd/4QOos

idealawg: Harvard’s very popular course on justice now available to you online http://cli.gs/z16y5

RT @ewusiak: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 (H.R. 1020 / S 931) May Get a Boost from Jones v. Halliburton http://bit.ly/gl5at

Wealth Mediation Blog: What’s Missing from the Balance Sheet: Intangible Assets and Liabilities in Business Families http://short.to/wmk5

The Frontal Cortex: Luxury Goods http://short.to/xpdg (artificial scarcity used to alter balance between rarity (high) and abundance (low))

TaxProf Blog: How to Fix Charitable Giving http://cli.gs/eHYZX

Managerial Econ: Why are New Car Prices so Low on Black Friday? http://bit.ly/8jfPb9

Mediation Stuff – John Lassey’s ADR Web Log: A Mediator’s Prayer http://bit.ly/FhSWK

The Frontal Cortex: Smell and Memory http://short.to/wbt8

SECLaw.com: FBI Says Hackers Targeting Law Firms http://is.gd/4ZQ16 (e-mail scheme aimed at sensitive data on overseas operations)

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Jurisdiction and Venue for Will and Trust Disputes in Texas http://short.to/xq71 (court statute interplay

UChicago: Judge Richard Posner’s 2009 Grad Rmks on future law practice (billable hour) to its newest (skip to time 20:45) http://is.gd/4RP1G

Mass Tort Litigation Blog: Issacharoff & Klonoff on the Mass Tort Settlements http://cli.gs/1eHvX

Psychology Today: Fair Play: Fairness can be more rewarding than money http://bit.ly/2XSGCM (fairness is a primary reward or threat)

RT @scupchurch: are vanishing jury trials a slippery slope? what role does mediation play and is it a good one? http://bit.ly/6iZb5b

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Parent Coordinator v. Parent Facilitator — What’s the diff? http://cli.gs/RU6SP

idealawg: Blog Glob: “UPS’s Legal Department Brainstorms a Package Deal to Save a Parcel of $$$” http://short.to/wghq

ABA Journal: Levi’s Is Paying Orrick a Flat Fee to Handle All But Its IP Work http://is.gd/52uCE

ABA Journal: 64% of Law Departments Have or Will Implement Rate Freezes, Survey Says http://is.gd/52uvv

ADR Prof Blog: ABA Discussion of Impact of Pyett on Union-Management Relations http://bit.ly/i34yn

Patently-O: Business Method Patents: Technological Change, Not Judicial Activism http://is.gd/4Renl

Mediation Channel: Ethics and best practices for mediation provider organizations: 7 years after Georgetown http://is.gd/4Tuj8

Mediation Stuff – John Lassey’s ADR Web Log: Maginot Lines in the Sand http://bit.ly/1oCbNA

BrainBlog: Sleep, Dreams, and Cognitive Function: A Dream Interpretation: Tuneups for the Brain http://bit.ly/4pmOY1

The Frontal Cortex: Temptation http://short.to/wa4v (human brain is the ultimate category buster, blurring the lines of good and bad)

Mediation Matters: First Impressions Count — So Make a Good One http://bit.ly/3iGcDq

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Conflict of Interest Challenges in Governing Nonprofits Organizations http://bit.ly/GZ02g

Disputing: Deadline Set for Application for Medical Liability Reform Grants http://is.gd/4TtZz

Disputing: Nebraska Supreme Court Refuses to Compel Arbitration in Nursing Home Case http://is.gd/4QN5H

Texas Lawyer Blog: TXSCOT dismisses as improvidently granted petitions for review in bonfire case http://short.to/xrys

The Complex Litigator: Plaintiff class wins trial against Avacor hair regrowth formula alter ego defendants http://is.gd/4ZYK9

Patently-O: Federal Circuit Affirms EDTex Ruling that Iovate’s Muscle Building Patents are Invalid http://short.to/xpfm

Disputing: H.R. 3962: U.S. House Health Care Bill Addresses ‘Balance Billing’ http://bit.ly/911lfX

idealawg: Blog Glob: “Hawaii civil jury trials becoming a vanishing breed” http://cli.gs/p9L41

Business Conflict Blog: Arbitrating Employment Disputes: Misusing a Valuable Tool? Part I http://is.gd/4RdWK

ABA Journal: Law Firm Price Wars Break Out as Some Try ‘Loss Leader’ Bids for Work http://short.to/xovt

Northwestern Law: Interim Report on Creditor Claims in Arbitration and in Court http://ow.ly/DMIK (creditor win rates are higher in court)

Mediation Matters: Mediating Employment Disputes http://cli.gs/g7MMU

IP Asset Maximizer Blog: Seeking to Sell Your Patent to a Big Company? Think About These Negotation Tips http://short.to/wa54

ADR Prof Blog: Investor Protection Act and Securities Arbitration http://cli.gs/umgTN

Disputing: Texas Supreme Court: Insurance Coverage Dispute Involving a $1.5 Million Arbitration Award http://is.gd/4QedA

Vogel: Antitrust Update – Challenges for Intel, Oracle, and Microsoft http://cli.gs/rqV67

Disputing: Florida Arbitration Law: Wife Verbally OK’s Husband to Sign Papers Is Agency to Sign Arbitration Clause http://bit.ly/2Ou6dC

Kluwer: The Renewed Debate on the Limits of Discovery Under Section 1782 http://bit.ly/2bVf9A

Mass Tort Litigation Blog: The Trouble with All-or-Nothing Settlements http://short.to/wa4c

Goldstein: Incorporation by Reference of an Arbitration Agreement: Governing U.S. Legal Standards http://short.to/vm29

Patently-O: Stays Pending Reexamination http://short.to/vpts (relatively few stays granted in East Texas pending ex parte reexamination)

BPS Research Digest: Performing horizontal eye movement exercises can boost your creativity http://cli.gs/s5huB

Loree: Global Arbitration Review Publishes Article on Hansen v. Everlast and Quotes Philip J. Loree Jr. http://cli.gs/PGz22

Mediation Matters: Conflict Resolution Strategies For Everyday Use http://is.gd/4QdWK

Patently-O: Supreme Court Clustering of Patent Cases http://bit.ly/12qjTz

Disputing: Page Perry: Arbitration or Class Action – Which is Better for Investors? http://is.gd/4Jg2p

BrainBlog: Extremes of Memory http://is.gd/4Jipp

TortsProf Blog: Top 10 Recent SSRN Torts & Products Liability Downloads http://cli.gs/AgLD3

Vogel: Mediating eDiscovery Disputes – Allison Skinner’s Brilliant Idea http://short.to/vsv5

Mediate.com Publishes 300th Issue of Mediate.com Weekly http://short.to/x49w (over 15 years, more than 1,000 authors have contributed)

The IP ADR Blog: The Benefits of Interest-Based Negotiation in IP Disputes http://short.to/vm5j

Mediation Channel: Justice for all: battling bias in the courts http://bit.ly/1jKT1J

Mediation Stuff – John Lassey’s ADR Web Log: Signals http://is.gd/4JfYC

Managerial Econ: Moral Hazard and Yuppie 911 http://cli.gs/hzPBB

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Quieting Your Heirs With a No-Contest Clause http://short.to/vm2h

Smooth Transitions: Is your covenant not to compete for personal services? http://bit.ly/qCNIR

LegalMetric: Number of securities cases rises 34% in SDNY in first nine months http://bit.ly/4l9ksL

Empirical Legal Studies: New NSF-funded Supreme Court Database Website is now up and running http://short.to/vs5t

Kluwer Arb Blog: Judge Nikken on the friction between a state’s obligation to disclose and foreign investor protections http://bit.ly/17ACcf

The Greater Good Blog: Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? http://bit.ly/34UGd0

Cognitive Daily: Are older kids and adolescents really as good as adults at recognizing emotions in faces? http://is.gd/4HKJm

The Mouse Trap: Bozo Sapiens: a book review http://is.gd/4u7LK

Empirical Legal Studies: Electing Judges http://cli.gs/JrnEs

Settle It Now: Prejean, Larry King and Hard Facts Making Bad Mediation Confidentiality Law http://bit.ly/HBXu6

Enjoy Mediation: Guest Blogger: Jessica Carter, Mediator Extraordinaire http://is.gd/42G8I (Gladwell’s Outliers:10,000 hours of practice)

Brains On Purpose™: Scent of fairness in the air? Mediation hot or cold? The importance of subtle environmental cues http://bit.ly/28forl

Mashable: LinkedIn and Twitter’s Major Syncage http://bit.ly/3X8CK5 (200 users linked their Twitter and LinkedIn accounts every minute)

Empirical Legal Studies: New Data on BigLaw Contraction: Patterns of Winners & Losers http://cli.gs/3u988 (detailed on a map)

ADR Prof Blog: Update: Investor Protection Act and Securities Arbitration http://is.gd/4UdGc

Mediate.com: You Know You’re Taking It Personally When…. http://bit.ly/2do5gm

Mediation Strategies: CUSTOMIZING THE MEDIATION PROCESS http://bit.ly/2fXgOx

CNN Larry King: Former Miss California USA Terminates Interview to Protect Mediation Confidentiality http://short.to/wnq8

Mediation Matters: Interview With Steve About Negotiations http://cli.gs/as8tv

Disputing: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 – H.R. 1020 Gaining Momentum? http://cli.gs/yq979 (Bayer ponders effect of Franken amendment)

Psyblog: The Truth About Self-Deception http://cli.gs/Ws7S4 (Not only will people lie to themselves, they will look for confirming evidence)

Dispute Resolution Mag: Recent Developments in International Commercial Arbitration http://short.to/wmmv (by @IntlDispNegPod Russ Bleemer)

The IP ADR Blog: Are We Having a Conversation or a Meeting with the Choir: Cass Sunstein and Cyperpolarization http://short.to/vkul

Mass Tort Litigation Blog: Vioxx Verdicts http://bit.ly/3qerfX

Kerr: The Integrative Market Hypothesis for Stock Market Fluctuations http://bit.ly/3YJgjE (stock fluctuations and quantum physics)

The Mouse Trap: Splitting the self: “me” and “I” http://bit.ly/g1QdH

Disputing: Texas Supreme Court Compels Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims http://short.to/wjcx

Disputing: GUEST POST: Mediating eDiscovery Disputes – Allison Skinner’s Brilliant Idea http://short.to/vm1r

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Is the Prudent Investor Really Prudent? http://is.gd/4Jgjb

Disputing: IRS Expands Appeals Mediation Procedure http://short.to/tx9u

ABA: Knockout strategies for trial litigators http://short.to/v5bl

ABA Journal: Bloomberg Is Launching a New Legal Search Engine http://is.gd/4tV5z

RT @WSJLawBlog: Reed Smith Slashes Associate Salaries, Billing Rates http://bit.ly/A3Ldf

RT @IntlDispNegPod: Carrie Prejean….on mediation? Check out her response to M. Viera at 3’23: http://bit.ly/4xvhAS

Your Brain at Work: A Hunger for Certainty http://is.gd/4CnW1 (Think of the brain as a prediction machine.)

Disputing: The Future of Software Patents: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Bilski v. Kappos http://cli.gs/XV5uE

Vogel: Guest Post: E-Discovery and The Enron E-Mail Dataset Research http://short.to/uown

Disputing: Effects of Tort Reform on U.S. Health Care Spending http://bit.ly/1BkC4J

The Frontal Cortex: The Personality Paradox http://short.to/uxch

CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE COVERAGE BLOG: Some Relief for Homeowners with Chinese Drywall http://is.gd/4zekY

Mediation Matters: Presenting Conflicting Information…Or Maybe Not http://short.to/uzil (reactive devaluation)

Computational Legal Studies: United States Court of Appeals & Parallel Tag Clouds from IBM Research http://is.gd/4AHsN

Patently-O: Abandoning software patents? http://short.to/wawk

NPR All Tech Considered: Mental Break: Text-Messaging Symphony http://short.to/uxcq

Texas Collaborative Law Blog: How to Prepare for a Collaborative Law Case http://bit.ly/2kvPfP

Workplace Prof Blog: Estreicher on the Future of American Trade Unionism http://short.to/utzw

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: So you want sole custody?? Conclusion http://is.gd/4ze9t

Kluwer: The Relationship Between Enforcing Judgments and Denial of Justice Claims? http://is.gd/4CmZ1

RT @vpynchon: brilliant to use game show contestant as party in mediation @donphilbin (thanks vpynchon)

RT @vpynchon: @donphilbin’s presentation both smart and enjoyable; you’d really enjoy having him help you settle a commercial case!

The Jury Expert: Of anthropomorphism, armed citizens, and hate crimes http://short.to/uxcd

idealawg: Blog Glob: When Listening to Music, Your Brain Is ‘Moving’ Even If You Are Not http://bit.ly/3vJtko

The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of Organizations–Posner http://short.to/ucep (generate cooperation without use of the price system)

IP Asset Maximizer Blog: The Coming Explosion of the Patent Monetization Market http://bit.ly/21qEsU

NPR All Tech Considered: AT&T WiFi Report Points To Growth Of Mobile Web http://bit.ly/UtckG

PGP Mediation: PHYSICAL PRESENCE http://cli.gs/E4jq3 (speaking at 2009 SCMA Conference tomorrow)

The Divorce Collaborative: Social Security and Divorce http://short.to/uuq2

Mind Hacks: Spike at the end of the tunnel http://is.gd/44LHQ (brain undergoes a surge of activity at the moment of death)

ABA Journal: Broadening Search: New tools, approaches raise the question: Is Google enough? http://bit.ly/2HicNC

Mediate.com: Making Settlements Last http://bit.ly/4diyMq

ADR Prof Blog: ADR Meets Bankruptcy – Final Thoughts http://short.to/uc8q

Business Conflict Blog: International Projects and Initiatives: Part II http://is.gd/4qX0h

The Situationist: Law Students Flock to Situationism http://bit.ly/3k4WzN (people probing for answers to the mysteries of human behavior)

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog: Impatience Key to Effective Mediation (great cartoon) http://is.gd/4O9s2

The Strategic Mediator: There is no substitute for being (and having them) there http://short.to/sdvp

The Frontal Cortex: Learning from Mistakes http://is.gd/4AEK9

Loree: NY Court of Appeals Says it’s all in the Submission: Re Joan Hansen & Co v. Everlast World’s Boxing Headquarters http://is.gd/4u3LK

Patently-O: Supreme Court Indicates Interest in International Exhaustion Case http://bit.ly/3np8uQ

Business Conflict Blog: Should Mediators Be Expert in the Field of the Dispute? http://bit.ly/3YoyYF

BPS Research Digest: A warm room makes people feel socially closer http://bit.ly/GmWTQ

Harvard Negotiation Law Review: Addressing Power Differentials in Negotiation: Don’t Let ‘em Push You Around http://is.gd/4zdya

Disputing: Next Steps in Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Projects Announced by the AHRQ http://is.gd/4zcWR

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: What not to tell your kids during a divorce and how not tell them http://bit.ly/3OdvIE

Idealawg: Law schools very interested in brains http://bit.ly/3cnqYc (law review cites to prominent mind sciences research has skyrocketed)

Mediation Matters: 3rd Circuit Allows Court to Consider Informal Settlement Offers in Setting Fees http://short.to/uupn

Mediation Stuff – John Lassey’s ADR Web Log: Preparing for Mediation http://is.gd/4zdsj

Disputing: Fulbright 2009 Litigation Trends Survey Report: Expect Increase in Commercial International Arbitration http://bit.ly/1HBWns

Mediation Strategies: HOW CAN I GET MY MEDIATOR TO BE EVALUATIVE? http://bit.ly/2H5fr4

Patently-O: Declaratory Judgment Standing: Must All Patent Owners be Joined? http://bit.ly/3xMS5B

RT @IntlDispNegPod: Must read by @DonPhilbin: Decisional Errors–On the Field, On the Bench, In Negotiations http://www.hnlr.org/?p=471

PGP Mediation: DOES THE MEDIATOR REALLY MATTER? http://is.gd/4z6Gj

The Geography of Jobs http://is.gd/4ubpR (these pictorial graphing devices are so powerful — even when we do not like the data depicted)

Mashable: Tech Addictions: Email and Texting Top Social Media in Gen Y [Study] http://short.to/uam2

SCOTUS Blog: A new look at the “Erie doctrine”: Shady Grove Orthopedic v. Allstate Insurance, Argument Preview http://cli.gs/SzasU

Vogel: Outsourcing Update: Xerox Buys Outsourcer ACS http://bit.ly/17xaGt

Mashable: UCLA STUDY: Search the Internet, Activate Your Brain http://is.gd/4ubLY

Mind Hacks: Science of slumber http://short.to/uccg

The Frontal Cortex: Robert Parker http://is.gd/4u6RN (favorite wine turned out to be the lowest rated in his 2007 tasting)

Cross Collaborate: Implementing Agreements: The Ordeal of Change http://short.to/uc9n

Resolving Conflict in Teams: Conflict Can Be Good http://short.to/ucrx

RT @PhilLoreeJr: Whether autism has touched your family or your life, check this out — it is truly amazing: http://tinyurl.com/yhlrq7y

Sharp Brains: Grand Rounds: Brain and Cognition Edition http://is.gd/4u7fT

ABA Journal: Wal-Mart to Require Outside Law Firms to Have Flextime Policies

idealawg: Blog Glob: Run for Your Life: New Studies Show Benefits of Exercise on the Brain and Body http://is.gd/4u5le

ABA Journal: GAO Puts Blame on US News Rankings for High Law School Tuition http://short.to/vi1d

idealawg: Stress reduction may not be of interest to lawyers http://bit.ly/1nUyJw

idealawg: Blog Glob: Are You Ready to Manage Five Generations of Workers? http://is.gd/4u5C7

Neuroethics & Law Blog: The Experiential Future of the Law http://short.to/uccs

Patently-O: Misuse of Patent Pool: En Banc Fed Cir To Decide Whether CD-R/RW Patentees Improperly Sequestered Alt Tech http://short.to/ucdl

RT @IntlDispNegPod:Good post discussing how brain science improves negotiation, by @DonPhilbin, on @PhilLoreeJr ‘s blog http://bit.ly/15E7Ix

BPS Research Digest: The speed of free will http://bit.ly/4llF2i

The Situationalist: “Stare Decisis is Cognitive Error” http://bit.ly/2srBB5

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Court Decision Concerning QDRO Questioned http://bit.ly/3JiNH4

ADR Law Blog: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Negotiating http://bit.ly/28LKAU

Psychology Today: The Scientific Fundamentalist: A Look at the Hard Truths About Human Nature http://is.gd/4u7Xi

Loree: Don Philbin Guest Post: Brain Science Improves Negotiation http://cli.gs/as7yn

Mass Tort Litigation Blog: Which of these things is most like the others? The Reference Class Problem http://bit.ly/1XgWl9

SCOTUS Blog: Perdue v. Kenny A.: Is the “Lodestar” Approach Adequate for Calculating Attorney’s Fees? (Argument Recap) http://short.to/txkb

CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE COVERAGE BLOG: Can Your Mediator Be Your Enemy? http://short.to/t36h (declaration filed by the mediator)

The IP ADR Blog: Arbitration’s “Down” Side: Two Years of Proceedings; $20 Million in Punitives; and, No Appeal http://short.to/v845

The Frontal Cortex: Football http://is.gd/4nz3D (calculated likelihood of going for it on fourth down under various circumstances)

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: But He Used To Make More — Is He Intentionally Underemployed for Child Support Calculation? http://bit.ly/3tYYiL

Dispute Settlement Counsel: Beyond evaluative and facilitative… is Transformative Mediation http://bit.ly/ghlhM

Cognitive Daily: In which I resist writing the obvious headline http://is.gd/4nyWm

Mediation Channel: Fallacious Argument of the Month: the confusion of cause and effect http://is.gd/4mXCV

BPS Research Digest: The latest verdict on using brain imaging for lie detection http://is.gd/4nyK5

Catastrophic Insurance Coverage Blog: Breaking News: Katrina Losses Covered If Caused By Wind Damage http://bit.ly/2oUI41

ABA Litigation News: Approaches to E-Discovery Rules Vary from State to State http://short.to/t6fn

Disputing: Pending U.S. Legislation on Arbitration and Mediation: Update http://bit.ly/iQNGR

Mediation Matters: Can You ever Commit Malpractice In Mediation? http://is.gd/4mWY0

Computational Legal Studies: Remix of VisualComplexity.com [From Bestiario.org] http://is.gd/40e6V

The Frontal Cortex: Reading, E-Books and the Brain http://is.gd/4nyhl

HBR: Outsourcing Is High Tech’s Subprime-Mortgage Fiasco http://short.to/t5ya

idealawg: An excellent essay: “The Power of Mindfulness” http://bit.ly/j9Z6U

ADR Prof Blog: Jon and Kate plus arbitration? http://bit.ly/3uhxNh

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Dividing the Property of Spouses Who Lived in Common Law and Community Property States http://is.gd/4nxEw

TortsProf Blog: Personal Injury Roundup No. 54 (10/16/09) http://bit.ly/1pkbHc

Kluwer: Recognition and enforcement of annulled arbitral awards – the Yukos Capital decision http://short.to/txas

PGP Mediation: M3: THE FUTURE OF MEDIATION http://bit.ly/cnayA

ADR Prof Blog: ADR Meets Bankruptcy, Part 3 – Enforcing Arbitration Agreements http://short.to/txaq

Mediate.com: The Art and Science of Summarization in Mediation http://short.to/su0h

ABA Litigation News: RICO Class Action Controversy Continues http://short.to/t5ov

Mediation Matters: Time To Make Peace: Factors in When Peace Makes Sense http://is.gd/4mUix

Loree: Burlage Controversy: Ct Usurp Arbitral Power or Arbitrator Prejudice Defendant by Excluding Material Evidence? http://short.to/twk1

Mediation Stuff: Jury Prognostication http://bit.ly/3wWEIF

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Federal Taxation of Intellectual Property Transfers http://bit.ly/SD4qG

Bleacher Report: Good Call, Bad Call: What Happens When Baseball Umpires Are Wrong? http://short.to/udb3 (another case of decision errors)

Loree: United States Supreme Court Update: Union Pacific and Granite Rock Labor Arbitration Cases http://bit.ly/9Bu1q

Disputing: Arbitration of Securities Disputes at FINRA http://bit.ly/HpxmA

BPS Research Digest: Mike Posner: Learning difficulties http://is.gd/3Ycxw (New skills often reshape old networks)

Mediation Strategies: EVALUATIVE OR EFFECTIVE? http://short.to/tcnh (sophisticated mediation users want analytical assistance)

ADR Prof Blog: ADR Meets Bankruptcy, Pt. 2 – Designing Dispute Systems http://is.gd/4mVWv

PGP Mediation: “SENTIMENT ANALYSIS” http://short.to/t8xo (computer program to help us accurately understand each other)

ADR Prof Blog: Hall Street, Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards, and Federal Preemption http://is.gd/4bPCm

ADR Prof Blog: ADR Meets Bankruptcy, Pt. 1 http://is.gd/4bPQ8

Disputing: Fifth Circuit Confirms Credit Card Dispute Award by the National Arbitration Forum http://is.gd/4t3JK

ABA Litigation News: Third Circuit Finds Rejected Settlement Offers a Factor in Fee Awards http://short.to/t6fm

ADR Prof Blog: Proposed Legislation Designed to Avoid Arbitration of Tort Claims http://is.gd/46wMl

TaxProf Blog: Tax Arbitrage Feedback Theory http://short.to/ssk8 (effects of differential tax rates contribute to boom/bust econ activity)

Disputing: NASAA’s Statement on FINRA’s Arbitration Pilot Program Expansion http://short.to/sxjh

ABA Litigation News: Second Circuit Rules Hacking May Violate Rule 10b-5 http://is.gd/46zMk

idealawg: Microsoft asks outside counsel to look at methods other than billable hour http://short.to/t5o1

Mediation Matters: Apology Influences Jury Verdicts, New Study Finds http://is.gd/44JYs

WSJ: Turmoil in Arbitration Empire Upends Credit-Card Disputes http://bit.ly/3F3ztM

ABA Journal: More than Half of the Largest Companies Expect More Litigation Next Year http://is.gd/4qyhW

ABA Journal: Why Law Firm Interviewers Are Asking ‘Tell Me About a Time’ Questions http://short.to/t5os

BPS Research Digest: Alison Gopnik: Parenthood http://is.gd/3YbJ3 (yet I still find my relation to my children deeply puzzling)

Business Conflict Blog: An International Look at Dispute Clause Drafting http://is.gd/44NDj

BPS Research Digest: Robert Plomin: Nature, Nurture http://is.gd/3YcQw (why children growing up in the same family are so different)

Calculated Risk: Sorkin Book Excerpt: “Too Big to Fail” http://is.gd/40dI6

ADR Prof Blog: FINRA Expands Its Public Arbitrator Pilot Program http://is.gd/4bPeO

Computational Legal Studies: Personas from MIT Media Lab http://bit.ly/DYO06

F&J: Fulbright’s 6th Annual Litigation Trends Survey Report http://bit.ly/cWaYh

Mediation Strategies: SETTLE YOUR REAL ESTATE DISPUTE EARLY — AND SAVE BIG MONEY! http://bit.ly/siGqc

BPS Research Digest: David Buss: Overcoming irrationality http://is.gd/3YbdY (still don’t understand why I succumb to psychological biases)

The Frontal Cortex: Listening to Your Pulse http://is.gd/40cfb (being able to count your own heartbeats correlates w/ better decision-making

Real Divorce Mediation: Divorce and the House http://bit.ly/Pukue (couples opting to keep joint ownership, hoping the market will turn)

Workplace Prof Blog: Retaliation Claims http://short.to/ssk7

Texas Supreme Court Blog: SCOTUS petition challenging Texas’s parental-termination system http://is.gd/40ffk

Neuromarketing: Book Review: How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer http://short.to/t37h

Disputing: The Uniform Mediation Act and Confidentiality http://bit.ly/CjPRP

BPS Research Digest: Robert Cialdini: Taking on too much http://bit.ly/4klDrh (gauge point at which the next opportunity should be rejected)

CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE COVERAGE BLOG: Insurers Too Often Want to Weasel Out of the D&O insurance They Sold http://bit.ly/TU6LS

Galima Group: Definition of a successful negotiator http://short.to/ssid

Resolving Conflict in Teams: Acknowledge Emotions Before Solving Problems http://bit.ly/hUiGg

Mediation Matters: Juries Get It Wrong Many Times Says New Study http://is.gd/40aXx

PGP Mediation: E-MEDIATON: WILL I BE REPLACED BY SOFTWARE? http://is.gd/3Wx94

Mediation Strategies: EFFECTIVE PREPARATION http://is.gd/3WwrW

Mediation Matters: Buyers Remorse in Settlement and Mediations: Seven Ways to Avoid It http://is.gd/3Ww2M

idealawg: Self-control is not unlimited but Robin Williams can help when you need more http://is.gd/3WvEx

WSJ: In NBC Deal, Learn From Game Theory http://bit.ly/J9rAz

Business Conflict Blog: World Mediation Forum Meets in Florence http://is.gd/3WwO0

Loree: Update on Federal Arbitration Act Cases Pending in the United States Supreme Court http://is.gd/3Wvg1

Mediation Matters: Sorry Shouldn’t Be The Hardest Thing to Say: It is Financially Better to Do So http://is.gd/3WvrZ

idealawg: 5 reasons why your brain may like procrastination http://is.gd/3Wvyn

Disputing: Texas Supreme Court Hears ‘Manifest Disregard of the Law’ Case: Standards of Review After Hall Street http://is.gd/46vNg

BPS Research Digest: One nagging thing you still don’t understand about yourself http://short.to/somn

Psychology Today: Anger and Catharsis: Myth, Metaphor or Reality? http://bit.ly/cHFvZ (sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all)

Disputing: Grants for Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Projects http://short.to/t9l7ADR Prof Blog: Franken Changes to Job Arbitration Bill Pass Senate http://short.to/t8wg

ADR Prof Blog: Brown v. Board of Education as a Disputing Process Lesson http://short.to/sl65

Adjunct Law Prof Blog: Complaint Thrown Out For Poor Stapling http://is.gd/3Wkf0

idealawg: Blog Glob: Patients Do Better With Psychotherapist Who Practice Zen Meditation, Study Suggests http://is.gd/3WlPq

BPS Research Digest: Resting-state brain networks are stable http://bit.ly/lWwn9

The Frontal Cortex: Fasting http://short.to/slm6 (my brain needs glucose like my laptop needs alternating current)

TortsProf Blog: Guest Blogger Vandall: Justice Rewritten http://is.gd/3Ya5L (economics should be taught as a required law school course)

RT @WSJLawBlog: NBC Hit With Font Infringement Suit (Of All Things) http://bit.ly/3r6PXv

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: So you want sole custody?? Part Two http://bit.ly/4nyyOY

Mediation Channel: From the archives: Mediation Channel classics for October http://is.gd/3WmQp

Kluwer Arbitration Blog: A cautionary tale of settlement negotiations: Azpetrol v. Azerbaijan http://short.to/slqu

Psychology Today: Want to Ward Off Alzheimer’s? Get Your ZZZZZZZZs. http://bit.ly/24rDz (sleep time could slow the progression of AD)

Mediation Strategies: SETTLING PERSONAL INJURY CASES http://short.to/slp7

The Strategic Mediator: Early Mediation Is Particularly Well Suited For Self-Insured Companies and Claimants http://bit.ly/9ZBK2

Mediation Matters: Negotiating For Hot Dogs and Other Life’s Lessons http://short.to/slp2

ADR Prof Blog: Finally, a TV show about a mediator… http://short.to/sl4v

idealawg: The Top 20 [legal] Tweeters to Follow on Twitter http://bit.ly/ETmR0

Disputing: Arbitrating Patent Disputes http://is.gd/3Wn8B

Mediation Matters: Stress Affects Logical Decision Making: Study Finds http://short.to/slqf

The Frontal Cortex: Nature and Compassion http://bit.ly/TgrVz (“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”)

Wealth Mediation Blog: Lawyers’ Feelings Transference and Countertransferrence – Part II http://bit.ly/vwMYt

ADR Prof Blog: Resolving the circuit split over manifest disregard http://is.gd/3WlF0

SSRN Working Paper: Reconstructing Pleading: Twombly, Iqbal, and the Limited Role of the Plausibility Inquiry http://short.to/sl25

Loree: SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in All Three FAA Manifest Disregard Cases Considered at Last Week’s Conference http://bit.ly/4vCtDN

Vogel: Google Update!- Estimated Value – $32B, But Also Taking Over News and Display Ad Leadership! http://is.gd/3Wi9s

Psychology Today: Embodied Education http://is.gd/3Wd0k (our body sense awareness helps us regulate what we need)

IP ADR Blog: Negotiating Resolution with Hi-Lo Agreements http://bit.ly/dSxWj

Patently-O: Claim Construction: A Structured Framework http://bit.ly/g6a6o

Disputing: Arbitrating Patent Disputes http://is.gd/3R5uP

Brains on Purpose: iPods in mediation? More on the power of music http://is.gd/3Wcct

PSY Blog: Why You Can’t Help Believing Everything You Read http://bit.ly/Vsl4h

Brains on Purpose: Some brain-friendly ADR resources http://bit.ly/uczuq

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: So you want sole custody?? Part One http://bit.ly/BNLRB

HNLR: Creating a Faith-Based Conflict Management System http://bit.ly/cWxqe

Psychology Today: Cultivating Peace of Mind http://is.gd/3WbDt

Wealth Mediation Blog: Stress: Some Bad News and Some Good News http://bit.ly/3X7K6c

NPR: Google’s Sidewiki Adds One More Back-Channel To The Web http://bit.ly/GN3li

Mediation Channel: Mediator certification: quality assurance or caveat emptor? http://bit.ly/3wRlW6

Wealth Mediation Blog: Your “Number” Part Two http://bit.ly/qIesi

Torts Prof Blog: Hersch & Viscusi on “Saving Lives through Punitive Damages” http://bit.ly/aLWsi

Psychology Today: What Emotional Intelligence Is and Is Not http://bit.ly/16dtCT

Mind Hacks: Seeing the mind amidst the numbers http://bit.ly/uVsoi ($1M Netflix challenge to predict films based on past preferences)

BPS Research Digest: Eye-catching studies that didn’t make the final cut http://bit.ly/qJVeT

ABA Journal: Citigroup GC Has No Sympathy for Law Firms Seeking Premium Fees http://bit.ly/hh40N

Loree: Update on Federal Arbitration Act Cases Pending in the United States Supreme Court http://short.to/sc9u

The Frontal Cortex: Monetizing Networks http://bit.ly/16bHxW

Disputing: Texas Bar Journal Article: “Mediation Myths and Lies” http://bit.ly/3Wc1Kx

RT @IntlDispNegPod: New Alternatives: Why the Supreme Court Does What it Does in Arbitration Cases http://short.to/sd0i

Kluwer: Chevron goes all-in against Ecuador; New claim reflects latest BIT usage http://bit.ly/18sah

The Mouse Trap: Living on the edge of chaos; implications for autism and psychosis http://bit.ly/oW7Un

Wealth Mediation Blog: Early Mediation Is Particularly Well Suited For Self-Insured Companies and Claimants http://bit.ly/tFziP

Schau’s Mediation Insights: Lessons from the International Academy of Mediators http://bit.ly/hV2Av

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Standards to modify custody. http://bit.ly/fdRU0

Smooth Transitions: The Texas Supreme Court on Electronic Discovery http://bit.ly/NF3yA

RT @USGovNews: [FTC] Live Webcast: FTC Roundtable on Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Arbitration and Litig: .. http://bit.ly/6fqSj

Disputing: Michigan Journal of International Law Article on Class Action Arbitration http://bit.ly/kQ391

HNLR: Settlement And Justice For All http://bit.ly/4BAvDS

ADR Prof Blog: ADR Meets Bankruptcy: Cross-Purposes or Cross-Pollination? http://bit.ly/JLS1m

Business Conflict Blog: MBS and ADR http://bit.ly/1259Jl Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS) – sold to investors around the world)

Vogel: e-Discovery Complicates Public Records Requests http://short.to/qfnz

Loree: Jackson v. Rent-a-Center: Who Decides Unconscionablity – Parties Clearly Say Arbitrators Decide Arbitrability? http://bit.ly/xDK66

ADR Prof Blog: Contractual Agreements to Mediate http://bit.ly/yacmu (CA court upholds dismissal for failure to pursue mediation)

Mediation Matters: People’s Biases Towards Other’s Pain Revealed in New Study http://bit.ly/1taGgk

Southern California Mediation Association presents M3: The Next Generation of Mediation at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute http://bit.ly/WxL9a

ABA Journal: Worst of Recession is Over for Law Firms, Says PricewaterhouseCoopers Survey http://bit.ly/1tdGiS

Business Conflict Blog: Mediator as Witness: Just When You Thought It Was Safe…. http://bit.ly/UEq92

Mediation Channel: Grain of salt: how much does mediator behavior influence the outcome of mediation? http://bit.ly/3beahR

Psychology Today: Brain Drugs http://bit.ly/4V7yY (controversy over “cognitive-enhancement” drugs is heating up)

Wealth Mediation Blog: Managing Oneself http://bit.ly/G0s6j

BPS Research Digest: Neuropsychology shines torch through corridors of the mind http://bit.ly/hrqYV (way brain represents knowledge / facts)

Check out this SlideShare Presentation on LinkedIn : Casseb.Mediation.2.25.09 http://tinyurl.com/y93l4z8

Brains on Purpose: Not guilty! I’m only a neuro-person and my brain made me do it http://bit.ly/vpLoF

HNLR: Organizational Systems for Dealing with Conflict & Learning from Conflict http://bit.ly/1aiFW9

Psychology Today: What do you mean you don’t remember? http://bit.ly/144JbS (the importance of an event affects memory)

Psychology Today: Lose weight while you sleep (for real)! http://bit.ly/17c9Rx (new study shows weight loss increased threefold during sleep

AmLaw.com: Behind the Scenes of Chrysler’s Bankruptcy http://bit.ly/yAsyI

Dispute Settlement Counsel: Collaborative Mediation: The Gold Standard Hybrid http://bit.ly/2HVk30

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: My Divorce Is None of Your Business http://bit.ly/3oh47R

Enjoy Mediation: Foreclosure Mediation Round-up http://bit.ly/4kzQlB

Workplace Prof Blog: Feuer on Drainville QDRO Case http://bit.ly/1579DM

Cross Collaborate: John Forester: Dealing with Differences http://bit.ly/i7CZZ

Neuromarketing: Scarcity In Action http://bit.ly/34GJx

Empirical Legal Studies: Another Take on Judicial Decisionmaking http://bit.ly/Kbmx4

Vogel: Facebook Makes More News – Finally Cash Flow Positive and 300 million Users!!! http://bit.ly/cpufZ

Disputing: Class and Consolidated Arbitration: What Issues Will SCOTUS Confront in Stolt-Nielsen? http://www.karlbayer.com/blog/?p=4830

Patently-O: Federal Circuit Debates Stays Pending Reexamination; Injunctions when Claims are of “Suspect Validity” http://bit.ly/olTn

Psychology Today: The Secret to an Effective Apology: It Must Be Costly! http://bit.ly/14Ti6y

The Ombuds Blog: Altman Weil Endorses Ombuds Programs for Large Law Firms http://bit.ly/c4OPt

BPS Research Digest: Football players who rush penalty kicks are less likely to score http://bit.ly/5b5Er

SCOTUS Blog: Tracking new cases: New test of Chrysler deal http://bit.ly/2u6JCQ

Disputing: Mediation Confidentiality http://bit.ly/3Ae46R (must be assured the discussions cannot not be disclosed so they can talk openly)

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Custody Battles Affecting Military Parents http://bit.ly/OPpHu (TX Legislature’s new law affecting military parents

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof: Russian Oligarch Dies; Leaves Secret Family, Contested Will, and Unhappy Business Partner http://bit.ly/47llV1

PGP Mediation: MEDIATING WITH UNCLE SAM http://bit.ly/2Mb9je (Senger also wrote Decision Analysis in Negotiation http://bit.ly/2czAR2)

Patently-O: Mystery Graph of the Day http://bit.ly/WEYiX (in theory multiple judges tend to make marginal cases more predictable)

The Frontal Cortex: Efficiency http://bit.ly/pKgRa (when machine is at full speed it’s a fire hazard; Kasparov barely breaks a sweat)

SEC Law.com: NASAA Pushes to Abolish Mandatory Arbitration http://bit.ly/T5c1p

TortsProf Blog: Eisenberg on the Chamber of Commerce’s Liability Survey http://bit.ly/PPlGe

PointofLaw: Game theory and med-mal settlements http://bit.ly/2OCnPh

The Frontal Cortex: Persistent Memories http://bit.ly/2nf7y4 (forgotten memory doesn’t disappear – we just can’t remember where we put it)

Patently-O: Lucent v. Microsoft: Damages http://bit.ly/15Q3WI

ADR Prof Blog: Works in Progress Conference at Harvard http://bit.ly/38ABzM

Cognitive Daily: Memory and mood: Negative emotions nullify a problem with recall http://bit.ly/qX23J

Texas Collaborative Law Blog: Stop Re-living Someone Else’s Past! http://bit.ly/3p1WPR

Mind Hacks: Brain scanning unborn babies http://bit.ly/9aczt

Psyblog: Sit Up Straight! Be Confident! http://bit.ly/Weg8T

HNLR: Systems for Dealing with Conflict and Learning from Conflict—Options for Complaint-Handling: an Illustrative Case http://bit.ly/N6MK0

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Please, Sit Down and Plan Your Estate http://bit.ly/l3hZ8

Wealth Mediation Blog: Your “Number”: Part One http://bit.ly/JfC31

NPR All Tech Considered: New York Times Declares End Of Gigahertz Race http://bit.ly/9g1zL

Mind Hacks: Unweaving the tangled web http://bit.ly/HvrwB (social network analysis is powerful method to understand human behaviour)

Dallas Divorce Law: Child Success Linked to Stability http://bit.ly/2g1bhh

TX Sup Ct Blog: A forum-selection clause can be enforced even if it’s on a page never shown to the other side http://bit.ly/11EbvC

idealawg: How much of your memory is true? Not as much as you think http://bit.ly/1Qr1Ki

ADR Prof Blog: Fifth Circuit Decides Arbitration Clause Scope Issue http://bit.ly/rydGL

Meditation in Movement: Meditation and Neuroscience http://bit.ly/asBgD

ABA Journal: Seyfarth Shaw Says Six Sigma Method Has Cut Client Fees by Up to 50% http://bit.ly/1EgoA5

ABA Journal Blog: O’Melveny Aims to Become Fixed-Fee Leader, Leaked Plan Says http://bit.ly/119P6y

IP ADR Blog: Challenges to Mediation and Mediated Settlement Agreements in the Courts – Link to ADR Malpractice Series http://bit.ly/3mAfJj

Disputing: Class Action Suit Filed Against the National Arbitration Forum http://bit.ly/NaB8d

ADR Law Blog: Some Considerations to Think About When Picking a Mediator http://bit.ly/d880B

Wealth Mediation Blog: Reducing Compensation Without Doing More Harm Than Good http://bit.ly/3waFds

Wealth Mediation Blog: Homo Mobilis: How Wireless Communication Connects and Changes Us http://bit.ly/41S25I

ADR Prof Blog: Ninth Circuit Has Interesting Ruling on Unconscionability http://bit.ly/NYaHz

Psychology Today: What’s Pushing Your Buttons? http://bit.ly/28tQm

Mass Tort Lit: “A Dynamic Model of Lawsuit Joinder and Settlement” models strategies on both sides of multidistrict lit http://bit.ly/XdIhB

Wealth Mediation Blog: LITIGATION: The Family “Doomsday Machine” http://bit.ly/38jpet

Kluwer Arbitration Blog: JUDGES, ARBITRATORS, AND THE SECONDARY FUNCTIONS OF ADJUDICATION http://bit.ly/16lLLW

Law.com: Lawyers Address Generational Tensions at Law Firms http://bit.ly/DXpGV

Disputing: U.S. Congressional Hearing | “Mandatory Binding Arbitration – Is it Fair and Voluntary?” http://bit.ly/YQL8D

Psychology Today: Recipe for maintaining inspiration: conversations, random people & big ideas http://bit.ly/eYWjk

The Complex Litigator: Mediation advice from a mediator’s perspective http://bit.ly/XUHhE (Pynchon is good and makes her point well)

idealawg: NY opens first court-based collaborative law center in the US http://bit.ly/aDWsH

Loree: Seventh Circuit: Panel Did Not Exceed Powers by Appointing a Replacement Arbitrator in Manner Not Specified http://bit.ly/4cR2C1

ADR Prof: http://bit.ly/2mWdr (from an ADR perspective, Iqbal a potential vehicle for re-examining pleadings within modern litigation)

The Law and Neuroscience Blog: Is Free Will and Illusion? http://bit.ly/GzhDe

Rainey: Crowdsourced Online Dispute Resolution http://bit.ly/3IhYP2

Pollack: TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION http://bit.ly/GwVXr (happy ending to another sad story)

Psychology Today: The Toolbox of Self-Deception, Part I http://bit.ly/8iFGN (rationalization, above-average-effect)

ABA Litigation News: Future of Mandatory Arbitration of Consumer Disputes in Doubt http://bit.ly/4yfAu

Disputing: Obama’s Health Care Speech: Tort Reform Implications to Arbitration and Mediation http://bit.ly/1N8fca

The Mouse Trap: Bozo Sapiens: a book review http://bit.ly/pricl http://bit.ly/dN10A (in the Blink line)

Mediation Channel: Fallacious Argument of the Month: misusing the ellipsis http://bit.ly/wGTXK

ADR Prof: Mediating family religious disputes? http://bit.ly/Oyeov

Vogel: Intellipedia Uses Wikipedia Software to Help US Intelligence http://bit.ly/RYjO6

Psychology Today: What If I’d Never Met My Husband? http://bit.ly/R16TN

Patently-O: The Rising Importance of Method Claims http://bit.ly/5Vs78

Pollack: THE $475,000 GUESS http://bit.ly/bdWFr (“risk-taker” or a “risk-avoider”? answer may explain how you approach negotiations)

Pynchon: Burlage: “arbitrators have a great deal of power, but not absolute power” http://bit.ly/T1ERF

The Atlantic: Is Google Making Us Stupid? http://bit.ly/vrQAb

Mind Hacks: Stunning brain scans of 500-year-old mummies http://bit.ly/mRdHK

idealawg: Effects of peer pressure on perception: Brain study looks at social conformity and independence http://bit.ly/m7laa

Patently-O: Appellate Court Stays Injunction Against Microsoft Word http://bit.ly/J22ZQ

Right Triangle Mediation: Put a Rush on It! http://bit.ly/lybgC (no matter how much rush someone is in – timing is everything)

Am Law: Look Who’s Holding The Reins http://bit.ly/Lh3UU (Boies: “The way you deal with other people’s money is sometimes different . . .”)

J. Leg Stud: Bargaining Around Bankruptcy: Small Business Workouts and State Law (rarely used by small businesses) http://bit.ly/21GHiw

Disputing: Legislating ‘Bad Faith’ in Mediation http://bit.ly/r37If

HNLR Online: Power and Trust in Negotiation and Decision-Making: A Critical Evaluation http://bit.ly/4BJHR

Psychology Today: Back from a vacation? Don’t waste a precious clear mind. http://bit.ly/4DJnjg

Concurring Opinions: Bernie Madoff and the Unfortunate Consequences of Celebrity Bias http://bit.ly/35ZNrh

Psychology Today: Educating mind and body III: Get some sleep http://bit.ly/Z85s4

Sharp Brains: Why We Need to Retool “Use It Or Lose It” http://bit.ly/l5d8Z

Psychology Today: Eyes on the Brain http://bit.ly/tLZAj

Adjunct Law Prof Blog: Arbitration Fee Splitting Agreements http://bit.ly/3ujWk

Mind Hacks Summary Links http://bit.ly/8wQoA

Disputing: FEMA Creates New Arbitration Procedure for Claims Related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita http://bit.ly/4bLIuw

Psychology Today: The Effect of Sunlight on Consumer Behavior http://bit.ly/AnTwy

Cross Collaborate: Bernard Mayer: Staying with Conflict http://bit.ly/iFybk

Pollack: THE BIG PICTURE http://bit.ly/9buGw

Mediation Channel: Recommended reading: 21 alternative dispute resolution blogs to follow http://bit.ly/2qf8VS

The Complex Litigator: Hyperlinks can add enforceable terms to online contracts, according to Illinois District Court http://bit.ly/EI1i8

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Joint Account Holders Need a High Level of Trust, or Risk Losing Everything http://bit.ly/Qprhl

Mind Hacks: Seeing the results of surgery improves outcome http://bit.ly/8vClQ

idealawg: New article: “Managing with the Brain in Mind” http://bit.ly/2QH6a

Ill. L. Rev.: THE TROUBLE WITH TWOMBLY: A PROPOSED PLEADING STANDARD FOR EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CASES http://bit.ly/S25B4

Disputing: Class and Consolidated Arbitration Under the FAA: What Issues Will SCOTUS Face in Stolt-Nielsen? (Part IVA) http://bit.ly/8BXc5

Brains on Purpose: Warnings about brain scans, empathy, and oxytocin http://bit.ly/etm6C

The Law and Neuroscience Blog: Scruton on Neuro-envy http://bit.ly/32GvD1

Vogel: 10 Year Old e-Discovery Rule in Texas Finally Gets Appellate Review http://bit.ly/qqUy8

Empirical Legal Studies: Post-Trial Relief http://bit.ly/M0klI (assumption that verdicts or judgments end civil disputes not accurate)

Brain Waves: Where Are the Neurofinancial Software Applications? http://bit.ly/wojZL

Mediation Matters: Can Crying Actually Make Two People Closer? New Research Says So http://bit.ly/KOFqQ

Psychology Today: Sleepless in America http://bit.ly/Bd7ja (just had to time release this one in the middle of the night)

Psychology Today: Your Brain at Work http://bit.ly/12ywNy (there are a small set of quirks about the brain that require a lot of attention)

CA APP COURT AFFIRMS ORDER VACATING ARBITRATION AWARD BASED ON ARBITRATOR’S REFUSAL TO HEAR EVIDENCE http://bit.ly/akbkw

Sharp Brains: Comparing Working Memory Training & Medication Treatment for ADHD http://bit.ly/reShY

Cognitive Daily: Fake videos lead to real confessions http://bit.ly/4b5fM8

ABA Journal: E-Discovery Fears May Explain Why Recession Didn’t Spur Litigation http://bit.ly/109Hwa

Business Conflict Blog: A Good Video for Cross-Border Mediation http://bit.ly/xHzzY

WSJ Law: AIG, Greenberg Agree to Arbitration In Disputes http://bit.ly/BdEx7

Disputing: Pending Legislation on U.S. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Update http://bit.ly/1931wi

ADR Prof Blog: Uniform Collaborative Law Act – Adoption and Upcoming Conference http://bit.ly/fuw45

Neuromarketing: The Scarcity Effect http://bit.ly/3mzewq

Kluwer Arbitration Blog: Eleventh Circuit Troubled By Choice of Law Not Choice of Arbitration In Thomas v. Carnival http://bit.ly/d3MzM

Adjunct Law Prof Blog: Arbitration agreement’s unconscionable provisions severed http://bit.ly/ADwLD

Mind Hacks: Weight affects our perceptions of importance http://bit.ly/17EjyH

Mind Hacks: Learning reality in the first few months of life http://bit.ly/iiOIh

Workplace Prof Blog: Labor/Employment Law & Economics http://bit.ly/5YgaO (another law and economics piece)

The Complex Litigator: Don’t already know about RECAP, the Firefox extension for PACER, it’s worth a recap http://bit.ly/13nEg6 (nice tool)

Tax Prof Blog: Great Law School Class Comic http://bit.ly/vZCHP

Mediation Matters: Monkeys Mirroring and Mediation — Imitation Promotes Social Bonding http://bit.ly/IXvsF

Pollack: MEDIATION CONFIDENTIALITY REDUX http://bit.ly/18AWns

Pynchon: The Five Most Effective Ways to Break Negotiation Impasse: Part V http://bit.ly/I4sXA

Disputing: 5th Cir. Decides on Waiver of Removal Rights Under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Awardshttp://bit.ly/VCHqI

Trial Warrior Blog: “Naming Names”: Online Defamation and Compelling ISP’s to Disclose Identities of Subscribers http://bit.ly/17VJ7n

Pynchon: The Five Most Effective Ways to Break Negotiation Impasse: Part IV http://bit.ly/wY65l

Smooth Transitions: Are customer lists trade secrets? Sometimes. http://bit.ly/335MRd

SECLaw.com: Madoff Losses May Be Covered Under Homeowner’s Policies http://bit.ly/3Dxkcs

Disputing: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center: Lacoste v. LaCoste http://bit.ly/sVCOI

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies: Lawyers at Mid-Career: A 20-Year Longitudinal Study of Job and Life Satisfaction http://bit.ly/KUGBe

Pynchon: The Five Most Effective Ways to Break Negotiation Impasse: Part III http://bit.ly/2RyjHu

The Frontal Cortex: Netflix http://bit.ly/19313q (fundamental psychological mistake: algorithms assume preferences are stable & consistent)

Business Conflict Blog: ABA Resolution on “Arbitration Fairness Act” http://bit.ly/3bZ276

ADR Prof Blog: ADR Blogging Makes an Appearance in Print http://bit.ly/jPAM5 (ADR’s Diane Levin thoughtfully describes the blog phenomenon)

Loree: The House of Lords Hands Down Landmark Reinsurance Decision: Lexington Insurance Co. v. AGF Insurance Ltd. http://bit.ly/HecOH

Kluwer Arbitration Blog: Is Arbitration Changing? http://bit.ly/csfB4 (arbitration proceedings can be as fast as the parties want)

Pynchon: The Five Most Effective Ways to Break Negotiation Impasse: Part II http://bit.ly/KGzyN

Disputing: GUEST-POST: Arbitration Hearing Technology – Using PowerPoint to Streamline the Hearing http://bit.ly/11o9OX

Business Conflict: ADR and Franchising: A Marriage Made at the Bank http://bit.ly/1axDj2 Managing Franchise Relationships Through Mediation

Psychology Today: Playing yawn tennis with mirror neurons http://bit.ly/ZDHIk

Pynchon: The Five Most Effective Ways to Break Negotiation Impasse http://bit.ly/3GWMOE

WSJ Front Page: ‘Billable Hour’ Under Attack — Companies Push Law Firms for Flat-Fee Contracts http://bit.ly/fHGuB

Workplace Prof Blog: Supreme Court Takes Executive Compensation Case http://bit.ly/3X5i3D

Brain Waves: Wonderful Review of “The Neuro Revolution” in Cerebrum http://snipr.com/qirem

Psychology Today: How to Tell a Lie http://bit.ly/ippUH (deception requires greater brain activation in several brain regions)

Mediation Channel: Mediate.com proves there is indeed such thing as a free lunch http://bit.ly/F7V2Y

Business Conflict Blog: Collaborative Law Struggles Bravely http://bit.ly/tzO7w

Patently-O: t minus 50: Microsoft Requests Emergency Stay of Injunctive Relief http://bit.ly/nfDyr

Adjunct Law Prof Blog: Free PACER http://bit.ly/eDerk

ADR Prof Blog: Collaborative Law Conference and Call for Papers http://bit.ly/SuEY8

Concurring Opinions: Game Theory and Law http://bit.ly/86Sii (limited use for game theory in negotiation / mediation)

The Frontal Cortex: The Beginner Mind http://bit.ly/zLWJb (for parents, negotiators, mediators)

Mediation Channel: It’s a jungle out there: words of caution for negotiating social media http://bit.ly/GQbRD

Enjoy Mediation: Who Doesn’t Like Free? Mediate.com http://bit.ly/CDOH7

Posner: Will Economists Escape a Whipping? — Part II http://bit.ly/525WE (problem: economists exaggerate human rationality)

Patently-O: Federal Circuit Emphasizes Rule 9(b) Heightened Pleading Requirement for Defense of Inequitable Conduct http://bit.ly/13O9G0

Disputing: Fifth Circuit Rules on Section 1782 Discovery Motion for International Arbitration Case http://bit.ly/5EQKT

Patently-O: Judge versus Jury: Who Should Decide the Question of Obviousness? http://bit.ly/1czCXj

Psychology Today: Mastering the Art of Everyday Negotiations http://bit.ly/ruiT2

Texas Lawyer: W. Mark Lanier shares ideas on communicating with juries http://bit.ly/lyVTv

Adjunct Law Prof Blog: Social Networking, Blogging And Employment Law Article http://bit.ly/15NbOP

Real Divorce Mediation: Co-Parenting http://bit.ly/c0zUY

Disputing: Alternative Resolutions Article: Third Party Claims Regarding Arbitration http://bit.ly/433PTI

Loree: Guest Post: Judicial Power to Void Mandatory Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers http://bit.ly/2q2WJB

Neuromarketing: Close Your Eyes, Change Your Brain http://bit.ly/A9OBh

Point of Law: Preemption, in trouble in the courts, as well http://bit.ly/1XAhjy

National Law Journal: For Litigators, a Different Kind of Recession http://bit.ly/uzfas

Anheuser-Modelo arbitration set for this month | Industries | Consumer Goods & Retail | Reuters http://tr.im/wGBu

Concurring Opinions: Opening Up the Law: Pacer, CITP, and the RECAP the Law Project http://bit.ly/hJcjV

Settlement Perspectives: CPR Publishes Early Case Assessment Guidelines http://bit.ly/16ICq3

Disputing: PART III | Class and Consolidated Arbitration Under the Federal Arbitration Act: Stolt-Nielsen http://bit.ly/4iqbFc

Tax Prof: IRS Uses Second Life in Recruitment http://bit.ly/5B1Bz (advanced social networking goes to employment negotiations)

Frontal Cortex: Information Addiction http://bit.ly/JZVV0

Patently-O: Federal Circuit Affirms High Standard for Attorney Fees under 35 U.S.C. 285 http://bit.ly/RyOo

Mediation Matters: Bad Faith Mediation Tactics Or Not? http://bit.ly/FRog5

Goldstein: Challenging the Replacement of a Party-Appointed Arbitrator http://bit.ly/2ucmUy

ADR Profs: Bank of America Drops Credit Card Dispute Arbitration Requirement http://bit.ly/12WDph

ACMI: This is your Brain on Mediation: The use of Neuroscience and Neuro-linguistics in Resolving Disputes http://bit.ly/130vaD (catching on

Posner: Will Economists Escape a Whipping? http://bit.ly/1uY0e4 (Queen: why nobody noticed pre-9/08 that the credit crunch was on its way?)

Workplace Prof: Labor Issues Scuttle Southwest Bid for Frontier http://bit.ly/gAXWN

Levin: The log in your eye: eliminating gender bias in mediator performance evaluations http://bit.ly/vxGU4

Disputing: Recent Developments in Arbitration of Consumer Disputes http://bit.ly/SiMD9

ABA: Law Prof: Outside Ownership Could Help BigLaw http://bit.ly/e5Lq8

IP ADR Blog: Lawyer and Neutral David Allgeyer on Arbitrating Patent Disputes http://bit.ly/l1xPt

Mind Hacks: Seeing what we want to see in our friends http://bit.ly/17Bhkx (multiparty mediation)

Galima Group: Common Pitfalls of Negotiators http://bit.ly/2eYrvn

Patently-O: Microsoft Ordered to Stop Selling MS Word http://bit.ly/CFqXg

BPS Research Digest: Logic and language are not the same thing http://bit.ly/s31Yo

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Federal law trumps Texas court on tax issues. http://bit.ly/15otpo

Disputing: State Bar of Texas: Alternative Dispute Resolution Section http://bit.ly/3YedSy

Business Conflict: Analytical Mediation http://bit.ly/3TgQQ (transcends the polar extremes of “facilitation” and “evaluation”)

Goldstein: U.S. Judicial Discovery Assistance for Private Foreign Arbitrations: The Fifth Circuit Says “No” http://bit.ly/12BAui

Mediator blog: What Difference Does a Robe Make? Comparing Mediators with and without Prior Judicial Experience http://bit.ly/4wlJA1

Disputing: Professor Alan Scott Rau Comments on Stolt-Nielsen, S.A. v. Animalfeeds Int’l Co. http://bit.ly/gv4Au

BPS Research Digest Blog: Listener’s facial expression alters speaker’s language http://bit.ly/yxxQ3

Disputing: PART II | Class and Consolidated Arbitration Under the Federal Arbitration Act: Issues in Stolt-Nielsen? http://bit.ly/30Fupz

Disputing: Disputing Blog Cited by Law Review Article http://short.to/lpo7 (thanks for the mention — we’re doing it again this year)

Disputing: Texas House Bill 2256 and Bad Faith Mediation in ‘Balance Billing’ http://snipr.com/ougee

Goldberg: Introducing the Catastrophic Insurance Coverage Blog http://bit.ly/SsU6f (I’m sure this will cover this area as well as Pynchon)

Neuromarketing: Selling to the Right Ear http://snipr.com/orjtd (want to get someone to do something, speak into their right ear)

Disputing: The Impact of E-Discovery on Arbitration http://is.gd/21kCW

Cornell L. Rev.: THE LAW, ECONOMICS AND PSYCHOLOGY OF SUBPRIME MORTGAGE CONTRACTS http://bit.ly/19YVff

PGP Mediation: NEVER ASSUME http://bit.ly/13twYC

Mind Hacks: cerebral folding – the science of why the brain is wrinkled up like a damp walnut http://short.to/lpqh

Adjunct Law Prof Blog: 5th Holds ADA claim stated for employee with chronic fatigue syndrome http://snipr.com/oo1qx

IP ADR Blog: WIPO Mediation Case Studies http://snipr.com/on1pe

The Law and Neuroscience Blog: Random Reading http://short.to/lkv3

“We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.” — Charles Caleb Colton http://short.to/kn1b

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: File Breach of Contract Suit In Any District Court http://is.gd/1Y1FM

The Law and Neuroscience Blog: Neurolaw and Psychopathy http://is.gd/21eqR

Mediate.com: How President Obama Gets To Yes http://bit.ly/RePhO

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Alimony in Texas?!? [Part 2 of 2] http://short.to/lkuo

WSJ Law: Private Equity Circling U.K. Law Firms, Waiting for 2011? http://bit.ly/OcRRK

The D&O Diary: Audit Firms’ Litigation Woes Mount, Report Shows http://short.to/kq9t

Sharp: Improvisation, Negotiation and All That Jazz http://snipr.com/ohmvo

PON: “Conflict is neither good nor bad. Properly managed, it is absolutely vital.” — Kenneth Kaye http://short.to/kn1b

Harvard Negotiation Law Review: Making Settlements Stick: How to Encourage Compliance with Mediated Agreements http://short.to/kq9m

Neuromarketing: Disney’s Secret Austin Neuromarketing Lab http://snipr.com/ohum9

PON: “We never have the time to do it right but always have time to do it over.” — Anonymous http://snipr.com/nvk9k

Sharp: 40 Superb Psychology Blogs http://snipr.com/ohn02 (for mediators who delve into this stuff, check out 40 Superb Psychology Blogs)

PON: “People who are only good with hammers see every problem as a nail.” — Abraham Maslow http://snipr.com/nvk9k

Workplace Prof Blog: A Civil Rights Act of 2010? http://short.to/km36

PON: “It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It’s that they can’t see the problem.” — G.K. Chesterton http://snipr.com/nvk9k

CPR: Obama’s Garden Beer Party Produces Promise for Further Dialogue (July 31). http://bit.ly/3iJ25r

Patently-O: Centocor v. Abbott (E.D.Tex.) http://short.to/knft

M Twain: Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over againhttp://is.gd/1Kzf6

Jeff Kichaven: When Is the Right Time To Mediate? http://bit.ly/hpvma

Cognitive Daily: How do we remember scenes? http://short.to/l3s9

PON: “Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” — Art Buchwald http://is.gd/1Kzf6

PON Daily: Balancing Competing Interests, Waxman Style http://bit.ly/lRUri

Disputing: Fifth Circuit: You Should Not Be Allowed a Second Bite at the Apple Through Arbitration http://is.gd/1UgNP

IP ADR Blog: Successful Fed Circuit Mandatory Mediation Program Takes a Patent Dip in First Half of ’09 http://is.gd/1KVP4

ADR Prof Blog (Golann): Commentary on the NAF Lawsuit http://www.indisputably.org/?p=321

Brain Waves Blog: The Neuro Revolution published! http://bit.ly/T38Cv

Gerry Spence: On being selfish http://short.to/km2e

IP ADR Blog: Negotiating in Bad Faith http://snipr.com/o7mdm

PON Resource: “Conflict lies at the core of innovation.” — Emanuel R. Piore http://snipr.com/nvk9k

Workplace Prof Blog: Pleading Discrimination Claims After Iqbal & Twombley http://short.to/kmq8

Sharp: Lines are being blurred in modern mediation practice like never before http://bit.ly/11eXFH

IP ADR Blog: Eight Challenges to the Successful Mediation of Patent Cases http://short.to/ky6n

AmLaw Litigation Daily: Fair Use Defense Gets KO’d at Boston Illegal Music Downloading Trial http://short.to/l2p8

Disputing: Client Sues Texas Attorney Over Failed Arbitration http://snipr.com/nvbtg

WSJ Law Blog: The Shortest Allegedly Defamatory Statement in History? http://bit.ly/18mKJU

Pynchon: Negotiating the Resolution of Civil Harassment Complaints http://snipr.com/nt0wj

Patently-O: OVERVIEW OF USPTO PROCEEDINGS FOR THE REEXAMINATION OF A U.S. PATENT http://is.gd/1Kdib

IP ADR Blog: Best IP Settlement Advice in the Role of a Cartoon Character http://short.to/l0hl

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Grandparent Access to Grandchild Over Parent’s Objection New Law http://short.to/klp7

Legal Writing Prof Blog: basing decisions on life experience http://is.gd/1KcuX (negotiation: the brain must employ both logic and emotion)

Disputing: Testimony from the U.S. Congress Hearing on the Misuse of Arbitration to Collect Consumer Debt http://short.to/ko0e

Mediation Matters: Mistakes Made By Mediators — Part Three http://is.gd/1INZO

Enjoy Mediation: Q & A With Steve Mehta http://is.gd/1Hw2N

ABA Journal: Boom and Bust: E-discovery industry seeing slower growth, more mergers http://short.to/kcxb

Mediate.com: Building Positive Emotions In Mediation http://snipr.com/nppf8

Disputing: ABA CLE | Chicago July 31 | Arbitration: Has It Fulfilled Its Promises? http://bit.ly/S5orH

ABA Journal: Getting Personal: Social networks appeal, but not to the firm http://snipr.com/npo2g

AmLaw Daily: Citing Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Florida Judge Dismisses Seroquel False Marketing Suit http://is.gd/1Hup1

ABAJournal: Big Bank Blinks; Is This the End for Mandatory Consumer Arbitration? http://bit.ly/2cCYVu

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Alimony in Texas?!? Well, sort of . . . http://is.gd/1Ht7S

Harvard’s PON guru Mnookin talks mediation: Getting to yes: What would it take for Gates, Crowley to shake hands http://snipr.com/nvizk

Mediate.com Blog Postings of the Week http://is.gd/1HwNa

Workplace Prof Blog: interactive map of state minimum wage rates http://bit.ly/yw7Jd

ADR Prof Blog: Materials from Congressional Hearings on Arbitration http://bit.ly/P1jtG

Disputing: Global Arbitration Review Article: ‘Bad Faith’ Costs Decision Upheld http://is.gd/1HGsZ

Disputing: The American Arbitration Association Confirms Today That It Suspends Arbitration of Consumer Debt Collection http://short.to/khy4

TAKEAWAYS: Self-Determination and Divorce: A Personal Story http://short.to/kar6

AP: Unraveling how children become bilingual so easily http://snipr.com/nnvrg (brain science: how brain processes and imprints language)

Disputing: The Psychology of Overconfidence and Mediation http://bit.ly/125pHE

Patently-O: When The Infringing Device only Temporarily Meets the Claim Limitations http://snipr.com/nns8x

PrawfsBlawg: Overturning Twombly and Iqbal http://bit.ly/GbyCz

WSJ: An Arbitration Revolution? AAA Joins NAF, Stops Taking New Cases http://bit.ly/AQ9kz

Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation: ‘Insulting’ First Offers: Why Lawyers Make Them, and How to Respond (Dwight Golann)

Texas Lawyer Blog: $178.7 million verdict includes $5 million in punitives against GC http://short.to/k9kj

Texas Lawyer Blog: OCA’s Carl Reynolds launches new blog CourTex http://short.to/k9ke

WSJ: Credit Card Disputes Tossed Into Disarray http://short.to/kc87 http://bit.ly/7kGyd

Disputing: Texas Supreme Court Finds that Court Abused Its Discretion by Allowing Pre-Arbitration Discovery http://snipr.com/nnq0n

Pynchon: The American Arbitration Association Gives Up Consumer Debt Collection Disputes as Well http://bit.ly/Ib8Sv

WSJ Law Blog: Making Sense of the Dip in Securities-Fraud Cases http://short.to/k9t1

Mediation Matters: Mistakes Made By Mediators �” Part Two http://snipr.com/nnqdn

New Yorker: Cocksure: Banks, battles, and the psychology of overconfidence. http://short.to/ka16 (Gladwell negotiation / mediation theory)

Disputing: U.S. Congress Hearing on the Misuse of Arbitration to Collect Consumer Debt http://snipr.com/nl7fh

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog: Standing for Step-father to Sue for Custody http://bit.ly/IrFhz

Bankrate.com: Want settlement cash now? Not so fast! http://snipr.com/nj25r

CPR: Sunday 7/19 Update: NAF Halts All Consumer Arbitrations; House Hearings Wednesday http://bit.ly/p1ZlR (Bleemer leads again)

PGP Mediation: EFFECTIVE NEGOTIATION http://short.to/k2us

Mediation Matters: Mistakes Made By Mediators –Part One http://bit.ly/P6rw4

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Do Sanctions Apply to Best Interest of Child? http://bit.ly/fj3PE

Structured Settlements 4Real: Eight Structured Settlement Consultants Explain It “Like Its 1999” http://bit.ly/OuwqF

Settlement Perspectives: Ambiguities in Rule 68: Why Are They Relevant to You? http://bit.ly/ZE3Gt

Loree: The Art & Science of Mediation: A Brief Recap of Don Philbin/Randall Kiser/Katherine Billingham ABA Telecon http://bit.ly/19R2DM

Disputing: Texas Bar Journal: Letter to the Editor on Improving Arbitration http://bit.ly/ltrU1

Time: Why Girls Have BFFs and Boys Hang Out in Packs http://bit.ly/ukiol (more brain science research to help in negotiation mediation)

Workplace Prof Blog: EEOC Issues Employee Guidance on Waivers in Severence Agreements http://bit.ly/i8CmW

Patently O: Patent Application Pendency: Percent of Applications Still Pending http://bit.ly/qpHHl

Civil Negotiation and Mediation: Creating a Negotiation Plan http://bit.ly/AmFGx

Lawsagna: “Can Your Brain Fight Fatigue?” http://adjix.com/seud (NYT: sports drinks replace cookies in mediation?)

CPR: Thursday Update on Minnesota AG v. National Arbitration Forum: NAF’s New Statement on the Complaint (July 16). http://bit.ly/p1ZlR

Goldstein: Judicial Power to Change the Place of Arbitration? http://bit.ly/GEgLx (5th Cir.)

Brains on Purpose: Why it’s brain-friendly 2 clarify ideas through images http://bit.ly/XrtGQ (make images a part of negotiation mediation)

Law Prof Blog Rankings http://bit.ly/4kzzc (some good subject matter sources here)

Mediation Matters: Let it Show, Let it Show — Make sure to bring proper demonstrative evidence to the mediation http://bit.ly/17ol9k

Disputing: Professor Alan Scott Rau Comments to In re Morgan Stanley http://bit.ly/Z8jek

Disputing: Texas Supreme Court Holds that the Court, not the Arbitrator Should Decide the Issue of Capacity to Contract http://bit.ly/3Fz1J6

Mediate.com: Co-Parenting After A Divorce—Tips From A Mediator http://bit.ly/B2VPf

Cross Collaborate: A Note on Humor & Consensus Building http://bit.ly/DlhMX

Forum: 5 New ADR Blogs to Add to Your Reading List, by Diane Levine http://bit.ly/q3fXW

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: Divorce Recession — Cold as Ice or Hot as Ever? http://bit.ly/mHXEW

IP ADR Blog: Patent Arbitration – Abiding By the Rules http://bit.ly/U9FwR

Business Conflict Blog: Drafting Arbitration Clauses Post-Hall Street http://bit.ly/Rc7oe

Tax Prof Blog: Moneyball Lives! http://bit.ly/16nmpM (one of the most entertaining decision analysis books) (negotiation mediation Spurs)

Disputing: Law Review Article: “Disappearing Juries and Jury Verdicts” http://bit.ly/WxzS9

HBS: A Decision-Making Perspective to Negotiation: A Review of the Past and a Look into the Future http://bit.ly/3w6SPz (mediation)

IP ADR Blog: Litigation Accounting for In-House Counsel http://bit.ly/xwTy7

IP ADR Blog: Making Aggressive Opening Offers http://bit.ly/7pMED

IP ADR Blog: Mediator’s Proposal: Take It or Leave It by Robert J. Rose of Sheldon Mak http://bit.ly/IMiOf

Adjunct Law Prof Blog: Top 100 Employment Law Blogs http://bit.ly/5cBUn

Settlement Perspectives: Advanced Decision Tree Analysis in Litigation: An Interview With Marc Victor, Part II http://bit.ly/53voe

Diane Levin finds the Three Little Pigs Mediation from VA.gov http://bit.ly/17kPQy (used there to set expectations)

NPR: When Brain Scans Mislead http://bit.ly/uvkLY (negotiation theory; can be misleading as a measure of thought, emotion, or personality)

Disputing: Arbitration of Discrimination Claims After 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett http://bit.ly/17pvss

Cognitive Daily: Is less always more? http://bit.ly/jogG6 (we prefer a moderate number of choices in negotiation — not too many or too few)

Disputing: U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Sixth Circuit Decision that Nonsignatories May not Enforce Arbitration Agreement http://bit.ly/v8w0R

Brains on Purpose: Want to communicate well in mediation? Here are a couple of tips http://bit.ly/OxXoS

Disputing: Texas Supreme Court Rules on Arbitration of Tort Claims in Employment Contract http://bit.ly/12GtxB

ADR Prof Blog: Arbitrators grant dispositive motions less often than judges http://bit.ly/lFbla

Writing Blog: NYT: How our brains assess risk and possible lessons for more effective advocacy http://bit.ly/vSco6 (a favorite negotiation t

Variability in Punitive Damages: An Empirical Assessment of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Exxon Shipping Co. v. http://bit.ly/2cevS

WSJLaw: New and Improved Arbitration? http://tinyurl.com/pa7b45

Sharp: Nice collection of articles by AIM Institute faculty just posted http://bit.ly/3dw6cU

Business Conflict Blog: Mediation http://bit.ly/2TW0e (Peter has gone overboard — but he is one of the best in the business so I’ll take )

Disputing: Article: “Civil Jury Trials R.I.P.? Can it Actually Happen in America?” and the Federal Arbitration Act http://bit.ly/40nIYr

Tax Prof Blog: Taxes and the Declaration of Independence http://bit.ly/DJJsu

Settlement Perspective: Advanced Decision Tree Analysis in Litigation: An Interview With Marc Victor, Part I http://bit.ly/1CTSi

Mediation channel surfing: in a round-up of links, some tasty ideas to snack on http://bit.ly/Gojo1 — Diane does a nice job with these

RT @CatherineMorris: RT @dianelevin Superb PDF download: One Minute Manager Prepares for Mediation (and negotiation) http://bit.ly/188X3B tx

RT @dianelevin: Am a fan of optical illusions for their ability to challenge our perception. Here’s a good one involv. http://bit.ly/585xS

Forum Blog: NY Bar Guidelines for Discovery in Domestic Commercial Arbitration http://bit.ly/JrwaH

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog: Deal or No Deal: Improving the Odds of Successful Mediation http://bit.ly/PgU7x

Business Conflict Blog: Finally! The White House “Gets” ADR http://bit.ly/dktPt

Loree: Upcoming ABA Mediation Teleconference Featuring Don Philbin and Katherine Billingham http://bit.ly/Lv11E (thanks for the mention)

Chron Higher Ed: Change or Die: Scholarly E-Mail Lists, Once Vibrant, Fight for Relevance http://bit.ly/3fYty

Altman Weil: 2009 CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER SURVEY http://bit.ly/qQDeb

SCOTUS Blog: Thoughts on this Term and the Next http://bit.ly/QKs1h (thoughtful recap of SCT term)

ADR Prof Blog: Mediation and the Separability Doctrine http://bit.ly/SoqES (extent to which clause can require pre-suit mediation)

Domain Name Wire: Sandra Bullock Fights for Her Domain Name http://bit.ly/3IrlxH

Forbes Intelligent Investing: Should Securities Arbitration Be Mandatory? http://bit.ly/L68uf

Business Conflict Blog: Contract Drafting for Dispute Management http://bit.ly/izt3C (negotiation mediation arbitration)

SCOTUS Blog: End of Term “Super Stat Pack” http://bit.ly/7HKfS – Supreme Court decision metrics for the term concluded today

NLJ: Anatomy of an Arbitration Disaster http://bit.ly/19PZg

Disputing: Texas HB 2256 Makes Possible a New Mediation Procedure for ‘Balance Billing’ http://bit.ly/JTy06 (also a topic at TX ADR meeting)

RT @vpynchon: RT @HappyHandyman: How to Negotiate Taxes with the IRS http://bit.ly/9SpjP

WSJ: GM to Take on Future Product-Liability Claims (Chrysler no?) http://bit.ly/U47y0

RT @consumerfinance: FTC Roundtable to Discuss Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration; Call for Public Comments: http://tr.im/pQAb

RT @KluwerArb: Blog: Special Masters in International Arbitration: by Roger Alford http://tinyurl.com/pph7jp (Alford is good)

Loree: Scarpato Reports on the Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC) Dispute Resolution Pro. http://bit.ly/lIXqd

Tex Parte Blog: Conjunctions, contractions and controversy http://bit.ly/jZEF2 (Scalia and Garner were great at State Bar)

Barnett: ID of Party to Arbitration Pact Doesn’t Matter, Texas Supremes Hold http://bit.ly/10NAc8

Disputing: Audrey Maness: Weil, Gotshal & Manges Guest-Post: Texas House Bill 1083 http://bit.ly/i1v5w

PGP Mediation: THE DILEMNA OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION http://bit.ly/4uD3jI

Domain Name Wire: Tiger Woods Can’t Sink Putt for Child’s Domain Name http://bit.ly/acR9k

RT @Fulbright Publication: 2009 TX Legislative Session in Review: What Passed, What Didn’t and Where We Go From Here http://ow.ly/fLtc

RT @JuryVox: Check this out. World Clock with running counters on Crime, Death, Energy Production, more… way cool. http://bit.ly/113k5C

Enjoy Mediation: Selective Perception http://bit.ly/wFQIG (latch on to confirming information and discount disconfirming information)

Spoelstra: The ‘Texas Shoot Out’ And Other Ways To Get Out Of Deals! http://bit.ly/OQGrG negotiation mediation arbitration

Mehta: Taking Escalates More than Giving De-Escalates — How that Affects Mediation and Negotiation http://bit.ly/10QTAK

ABA Book: How Brain Science can Make You a Better Lawyer http://bit.ly/11I93y (always fascinated with implications for negotiation mediation

Sharp finds another gem: video played at Sony’s Executive Conference this year http://bit.ly/kUMAY (worth 5 min)

Disputing: TX Federal Court Finds Blockbuster’s Online User Agreement ‘Illusory’ and Denies Motion to Compel Arbitration http://bit.ly/j1YZS

Loss Aversion Under Prospect Theory http://bit.ly/YmTAJ (decision analysis society picks topic familiar to mediators for top award)

Disputing: U.S. Dispute Resolution Legislation: Update — concise summary of pending ADR bills http://bit.ly/16jOdB

RT @WSJLawBlog: The Beginning of the End of Mandatory Arbitration? http://tinyurl.com/nohn6t

RT @WSJPersFinance: Securities Arbitration Is Faulted http://tinyurl.com/q8canb

Mehta: Rose Colored Glasses in Mediation Might Be Helpful — Research on Ability to Take In Information and Moods http://bit.ly/xZUao

Geoff Sharp: 10 suggestions for lawyers heading into a mediation (first installment) http://bit.ly/845iW

Disputing: Fifth Circuit Confirms International Commercial Arbitration Award http://bit.ly/nX4N1

Kluwer Arbitration: The Case for Publication of Arbitral Awards http://bit.ly/vnlbI

WSJ: A Wandering Mind Heads Toward Insight – anatomy of the brain’s breakthrough moments and the payoff of daydreaming http://bit.ly/TaTbT

Business Journal: Marquette law school to run foreclosure mediation program in Milwaukee http://bit.ly/FdQvE

RT @WSJLawBlog: Breaking: Woman Ordered to Pay $1.92M for Illegal Downloading http://tinyurl.com/n2xj2s

RT @mediatecom: Article: View of Mediation in the Future – http://bit.ly/KkIHy

Settlement Perspectives: When Not To Negotiate: My Tree, My Neighbor’s House http://bit.ly/118NQ0

Mehta: I Just Assumed…Assumptions Can Create Nightmares in Mediation and Negotiation http://bit.ly/VBNBx

Foreclosure mediation rules being developed in Nevada — highest foreclosures — expect 1500 per month http://bit.ly/QuEgP

RT @Caufrier: Obama healthcare moves follow Harvard Negotiation playbook http://bit.ly/3pJiSL

ADR Prof Blog: “I find it interesting that the plan doesn’t call for the immediate outlawing of mandatory arbitration” http://bit.ly/6l22w

Financial Reg Reform: new consumer protection agency should have the power to ban mandatory arbitration clauses. (62-63) http://bit.ly/JvohQ

CKA Mediation & Arbitration: More Divorcing Couples Utilize ADR http://bit.ly/aHoeF

The mediator’s proposal is supposed to be a reflection of what will work to settle the conflict http://bit.ly/y6TgY

Mediate.com: Recession Shifting Disputes to Mediation http://bit.ly/qSG0x

RT @astarita: “How to Lose a $4.1 Billion Wrongful Termination Arbitration Award” http://bit.ly/YdhCU Hint – represent yourself and don …

Sharp: most impressive thing about a mediator who’s on their game is the ability to go from a standing start to 100kph http://bit.ly/rKaDf

Mediation Matters: International Elder Abuse Awareness Day — Learning About Elder Abuse and Mediation http://bit.ly/gHMCa

Mediation Matters: Pass the Vinegar, Honey! The Effect Of Anger On Others During Negotiations http://bit.ly/CTyBZ

Indisputably: Supreme Court grants cert in another FAA-related case http://bit.ly/Yk6kE

Disputing: Texas Supreme Court Rules on Burden of Proof in Arbitration Agreement http://bit.ly/WEroT

Lloyd’s Issues Warning About Threat of Instability Due to Recession: http://bit.ly/ZO2Tj

RT @stevemehta: A mediator has to be the beacon of optimism. People look to the mediator to gauge the success of mediation.

Dallas Divorce Law Blog: New TX Law Regarding Standard Possession Order http://bit.ly/uGPtY

LA Mayor Villaraigosa: Mandatory Mediation Needed Between Lenders and Homeowners Near Default. http://bit.ly/faBRH

Mediation Matters: New York State Bar Issues New Report On Arbitration Guidelines For Discovery http://bit.ly/EOS1K

ADR Prof Blog: NPR Story on the “Arbitration Debate” http://bit.ly/4omYWt

IP ADR Blog: Yes You ARE Making Irrational Decisions: What to Do About It (tx vicki) http://bit.ly/S0QOs

Sharp: Mediation – an integral part of our litigation culture http://bit.ly/8EwSf

Mediate.com Certification Follow Up: Jim Melamed Responds http://bit.ly/47D30

Disputing: Employment and Consumer Arbitration: NPR Article (nice recap for arbitrators) http://bit.ly/hzXAT

RT @WSJopinion: Jenkins: GM Needs a Political Strategy: Whitacre is not there to sell cars. http://tinyurl.com/lu8vfp Brilliant choice.

RTKl Costs in International Arbitration – A plea for a debate on early guidance by the arbitral tribunal on the p. http://tinyurl.com/lofn3c

“Mediation is a good thing because it helps to engender settlement and only a fool does not want to settle.” http://bit.ly/4VAo3

Settle It Now: Foreclosure Mediation Becomes Mandatory in Connecticut http://bit.ly/4UZN0

Disputing: Fifth Circuit Confirms Arbitration Award in Employment Case http://bit.ly/MkR0u

RT @LauraOwings: US Sup Ct lets law nullifying pre-admission nursing home arbitration agreements stand http://tinyurl.com/kkouge

Rethinking Negotiation Teaching: Innovations for Context and Culture is a must read for ADR academics and trainers http://bit.ly/8UZ88

Don Philbin interesting blog on attribution biases led me to this Circle of Conflict graph — mediation negotiation http://bit.ly/mOxxF

RT @KluwerLawOnline: English Court retains jurisdiction notwithstanding French arbitration clause: http://tinyurl.com/l35ldt

RT @IntlDispNegPod: Here’s one for you train spotters: Biggest ICSID arbitration award ever to individuals, seventh biggest ever …..

RT @leejayb: In negotiation, the right answer at the wrong time is the wrong answer. Being more strategic and less emotional wins the prize.

Link to bet the company litigation http://bit.ly/1a2LMH

Sharp picks another — Moffitt rejoining Dean Fiss’s classic article “Against Settlement” — negotiation http://bit.ly/BB5Vz

ADR Prof: more on the long-running debate over puffing / lying in negotiation / mediation http://bit.ly/WlnOL

IP ADR Blog: Unsurprising Speculation on Bratz Litigation Resolution: Licensing Agreement in the Works http://bit.ly/glxms

Mehta: Negotiating Games — Using Anger in Mediation, A Researched Analysis http://bit.ly/9hYbq

Employee terminated after accessing Facebook from her a home after claiming to be too ill to use a computer at work http://bit.ly/r2LWs

Eisenberg: The Decision to Award Punitive Damages: An Empirical Study (judges award more often in PI cases and juries in non-PI cases) …

Disputing: Sonia Sotomayor Meets Posner: Standards of Review for Arbitration Awards After Hall Street http://bit.ly/C7rpJ

Law.com: Technology Is Great, but Prove Your Point http://bit.ly/eWwYP

Fifth Circuit: Sham Arbitration Cannot Be Used to Perform an Unlawful Transfer http://bit.ly/Pwe5j

Sotomayor’s Arbitration Jurisprudence — Prof Cole: nothing to suggest that she will vote differently than has Justice Souter. http://bi

Don Philbin watched Steve Susman’s “Litigating in a Downturn” (5 min. clip) and recommends it to his attorney and mediator friends. http://bit.ly/WRS4i

RT @robertlevy: Interesting Bloomberg’s law report on arbitration – Is Arbitration the Right Result. http://bit.ly/PrigM

RT @fwpharma: Johnson & Johnson initiates arbitration proceedings over Remicade, Simponi http://bit.ly/qqTiJ

TX HB 1083 prohibits court ordered mediation in arbitrable actions under the FAA without party agreement. http://bit.ly/25ftF

Mediation Matters: Anger Management A Must — Anger Can Be Damaging To Negotiations or Mediation http://stevemehta.wordpress.com

Ottawa Business Journal: The Benefits Of Arbitration In Commercial Disputes (http://bit.ly/KY1L2

Five ways to take the sting out of mediation http://bit.ly/d1COS

RT @fulbright: 5/22 International Arbitration: “manifest disregard of the law” – dead or alive? http://tinyurl.com/r4g8vq

RT @LawPassion: NASAA Supports Arbitration Fairness Act http://www.trigeia.com/node/311514

Negotiations Today Could Haunt You Tomorrow — Study Finds Long Term Implications http://stevemehta.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/negotiations-today-could-haunt-you-tomorrow-study-finds-long-term-implications/

Musicians have better memory — not just for music, but words and pictures too http://bit.ly/MDU1I

Interesting Take on Arbitration Fairness Act by E. Gary Spitko http://bit.ly/9u4sD

RT @EarthTimesPR: JAMS Announces First International ADR Center to Provide More Effective Arbitration and Mediation Worldwide http://tin

Domain Name Disputes: SAP Loses Case Against UniSAP http://bit.ly/OFDoW

U.S. Report on Commercial Arbitration – The Impact of Uniform Law on National Law: Limits and Possibilities http://bit.ly/hSsJJ

Manifest Disregard is Dead – Long Live § 10(a)(4) FAA? http://bit.ly/IGW9i

No extension of arbitration agreement to non-signatory parent company based on letter of guarantee http://bit.ly/hV6y1

Arbitration Award That Conflicts With Public Employer’s Internal Policy Does Not Violate Public Policy http://bit.ly/2ZaLMV

Don Philbin another fine article on psychological biases — Tor is top shelf — helpful in negotiation and mediation http://bit.ly/1blPJ3

RT @Fulbright: 5/18 International Arbitration: Applications under sect 1782 to obtain discovery http://tinyurl.com/r4g8vq

RT @stevemehta: Studies show that really effective negotiators prepare 400% more than ordinary negotiators. Consider that b4 going to me …

Don Philbin construction mediation report from The Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London http://bit.ly/aeOfo

Ethics and Negotiating: Truth or Consequences? from the New York Law Journal http://bit.ly/LiRey

RT @dougnoll: Divorce Mediation Strategies | Divorce Tips http://bit.ly/18yOk6

Don Philbin Forbes arbitration piece: http://bit.ly/k1wUF

RT @bfmradio: Podcast: Negotiation and Decision-Making Using Mind-Mapping – KC Liew, Brainworks Enrichment – http://tinyurl.com/p24blh

American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force Report recommends ADR processes http://bit.ly/JuIWH

Texas Bar Journal Article: The Future of Arbitration http://bit.ly/2rlnit

RT @stevemehta: Surface Transp. Board assists Dupont in shipping dispute in first STB mediation. http://ping.fm/y9obO

RT @stevemehta: Getty and Met receive Italian art through the benefit of mediation. http://ping.fm/cLEEC

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  • Don Philbin

    Don Philbin is an attorney-mediator, negotiation consultant and trainer, and arbitrator. He has resolved disputes and crafted deals for more than 20-years as a commercial litigator, general counsel, and president of communications and technology-related companies. Don has mediated hundreds of matters in a wide variety of substantive areas and serves as an arbitrator on several panels, including CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals. He is an adjunct professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School, Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Negotiation Committee, and a member of the ADR Section Council of the State Bar of Texas. Don is a Fellow of the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators and is listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA (Dispute Resolution), THE BEST LAWYERS IN SAN ANTONIO, and the BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT LAWYERS.

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