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Tag Archives: Mediation

  1. Negotiation Strategy: Going to the Balcony February 13, 2012

    Posted in Mediation & Settlement, Negotiation, SPOT on Legal.

    Sometimes taking a break from the heat of negotiations is a good way to jump start the process. In our latest post from contributor Nancy Hudgins, The Claims SPOT explores ways to cool those emotions in a heated claims negotiation. Take a look and tell us how you would react?

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  2. Getting More in Your Negotiations January 24, 2012

    Posted in Book Review, Mediation & Settlement, Negotiation, SPOT on Legal.

    Take a look at Contributor, Nancy Hudgins review of the Stuart Diamond book on negotiation. We can always use ideas on how to improve negotiations and these look like some good ones.

  3. Don’t Go Into Mediation Cold: Settlement Requires A Game Plan October 3, 2011

    Posted in Mediation & Settlement, SPOT on Issues.

    Like football, a good play book will make executing the game plan better. That is if you have a game plan. In her latest post by contributor Nancy Hudgins, she discusses the importance of having a Settlement Game Plan. Most counsel do not spend a significant amount of time preparing for mediation and settlement. With a game plan discussed in advance, you will improve your chances of settlement.

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  4. 2 Approaches To Early Resolution And Cost Savings For Litigation Guidelines September 19, 2011

    Posted in Mediation & Settlement, Negotiation, SPOT on Costs.

    We welcome Nancy Hudgins as a contributing author to the Claims SPOT. Nancy is is a national mediator based in San Francisco and will be writing on resolving claims. In her first post, she points to two methods to early resolution and ways they can cut litigation cost.

  5. 3 Settlement Techniques That Will Help Move A Case To Resolution May 25, 2010

    Posted in Negotiation, SPOT on Issues.

    As a claims professional, you know you have cases that will ultimately settle, and can settle, but for some reason or another you just can’t get there. Recently I came across a great blog dedicated to providing different ideas and solutions surrounding the settlement process. Settlement Perspectives, written by John DeGroote, provides insights and “thoughts on how to resolve disputes and get your deal done.”

    In today’s post I comment on three techniques suggested by John – Managing Expectations, Decision Trees and Offers of Judgment – and show how more out-of the-box approaches can be a useful way to move a case to resolution and settle claims faster and cheaper.