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Ice, Clients, and Ty Cobb

Ice, Clients, and Ty Cobb

I’m iced in. Ok, not just me but a pretty good chunk of the greater Raleigh area. This is not normal, this is North Carolina, we are … coping. I’ve just discovered what people in Vermont, Montana, and all of Canada have known since birth – snow...
Expectations

Expectations

Know who had probably the greatest second season in Major League Baseball history? I’ll give you a hint, today would have been his birthday. I’ll give you another, he played in the majors for 17 seasons, was a four time All-Star, great fielder, and when he...
Chipper Jones & Me (or, W.A.R., what is it good for?)

Chipper Jones & Me (or, W.A.R., what is it good for?)

Over the last few years, as Bill James’ sabermetrics followers have had increasing influence across Major League Baseball, virtually running teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks (hmmm, how’s that working out?), a new measure of player value has emerged....
Primaries and Mad Max

Primaries and Mad Max

This is neither support or derision or anything in between for anyone running for the presidency this time around. But – you knew the but was coming – I can’t help but notice a certain behavior I see on a fairly consistent basis in my practice. It occurs at that point...
Mediation and Politicians. . .

Mediation and Politicians. . .

So, I, obviously, do a lot of mediating. I work things out whenever I can. This requires real discipline by my clients, as well as a strong belief that the process is worth it, that it beats the alternative – a court fight. Mediation is negotiation; it’s a good faith...
Court and Harvey Haddix

Court and Harvey Haddix

Going to court requires immense preparation, as we’ve discussed earlier. There’s another element to a court appearance that bears careful consideration – as I try to explain to clients. Yes, you will get a chance to tell your side of the story. Yes, the judge will...