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An open forum where passionate mediators can exchange views, discuss ideas, and explore options to further the interests of mediators.



New Blog Location

Moving forward the new Mediation Matters blog articles will be posted to my own website.  You will be able to find all of the archived blogs and new blog articles at the following URL: Thank you!

Your “Likes” Can Reveal Your Personality

Recently, I have been conducting some research on what items surrounding a person say about that person’s personality and then I was delighted to see a fascinating study on a related issue addressing people’s likes from Facebook.  In essence, the study research what predictive information can be gleened from a person’s “like” of something. The […]

My final offer is a very Precise and Exact number.

Here is a brief article in the Boston Globe regarding making and responding to offers.  Many litigators consider this approach to be a sound negotiating strategy. Now there is some science to support it. “NEXT TIME YOU find yourself in a negotiation, don’t just throw out a round number. In a series of experiments, researchers from […]


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August 12, 2013 Meeting on Deception

Started by Bob Tessier Jul 30, 2013.

LA Mediators has some fireworks of their own coming up! Message from Bob Tessier-

Started by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS Jul 9, 2013.

Another great LA Mediators Event! 5 Replies

Started by Bob Tessier. Last reply by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS Apr 7, 2013.

Blog Posts

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

The trial court, rather than an arbitrator, should decide the merits of the waiver by litigation conduct defense to arbitration asserted by plaintiffs.

Hong v. CJ CGV America Holdings, Inc., California Court of Appeal, Second District, Div. Five, case no.  B246945, filed December 18, 2013,


Posted by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on December 18, 2013 at 7:34pm

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

A non-appealability clause in an arbitration agreement that eliminates all federal court review of arbitration awards, including review under Sec. 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act, is not enforceable

In re Wal-Mart Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case no. 11-17718, filed December 17, 2013



Posted by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on December 17, 2013 at 5:04pm

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

An insufficiently-identified third-party to an internet contract containing arbitration clause cannot compel purchaser to arbitrate claims in class action against identified contracting party.

Lee v. Intelius Inc., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case no. 11-35810, filed December 16, 2013


Posted by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on December 16, 2013 at 4:40pm

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

Judge, rather than an arbitrator, should decide whether arbitration clause in an attorney retainer agreement was unconscionable, and that clause was unenforceable under non-preempted Washington law

Smith v. JEM Group Inc., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case no. 11-35964, filed December 12, 2013


Posted by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on December 12, 2013 at 7:41pm




Latest Activity

American Institute of Mediation updated their profile
Nov 21, 2019
American Institute of Mediation posted an event

Advanced Combined Claims Negotiation at Offices of American Institute of Mediation

April 25, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be adept at implementing negotiation strategies to obtain the best results for their clients or organizations, including but not limited to:Recognizing and foreseeing opponents’ negotiation strategies in order to anticipate their next moves;Integrating game theory into their negotiating strategy to maximize bargaining position;Countering negotiation tactics by identifying them and being prepared with the right response to render them…See More
Feb 6, 2014
Glenn M. Gottlieb left a comment for Arianna Jeret
"Good to see you join our group, Arianna. I hope all goes well with you -- Happy New Year!! Best, Glenn"
Jan 9, 2014
Glenn M. Gottlieb and Arianna Jeret are now friends
Jan 8, 2014


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