Monday, April 21, 2008

Brenda Mae Tarpley’s Negotiation Technique and Sanctions!

Who?!? Okay, how about Brenda Lee [her real name is Brenda Mae Tarpley]? You remember her number one 1960’s hit “I’m Sorry” – please say yes! No, okay then how about remembering 1960 as the year Elvis was promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army and 2 months later was discharged and returned home.

Anyway, in case you don’t remember the song, or you’d like some nostalgia, you can listen to it here – in part or in whole – or you might prefer just reading the lyrics.

Or . . . you might return to 2008 and learn what happened to the lawyer who, notwithstanding his apology to the Court for admittedly violating the U.S. District Court’s order relating to the confidentiality of mediation sessions, was held in contempt in the Memorandum Opinion in Williams, et al. v. Johanns, et al., 2008 WL 36633 (D.D.C., January 2, 2008).

The judge succinctly highlighted the critical nature of confidentiality in mediation.

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