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Exemplary Apologies?

Sometimes it’s a relief to imagine apologies carried too far. Check this out for some light-hearted humor around apologies:        

One-Man ADR

There are Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes, and then there’s Ken Feinberg. Mr. Feinberg has become a one-man process unto himself, a unique blend of mediation and arbitration, completely outside the judicial system. Michael Lewis, in his podcast series “Against the Rules,” interviews Mr. Feinberg and delves into aspects of his power and authority, in […]

Stop Apologizing?

As a follow-on to yesterday’s post about a speaker who tells women to stop saying they’re sorry, now there’s a book with a similarly arresting title, “Girl, Stop Apologizing.” Like Speaker Maya Janovic, Author Rachel Hollis isn’t really telling people/women/girls not to take responsibility for wrongs done to others; instead, she’s trying to empower women […]

Mediation Fees are Taxable Cost

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that mediation fees may be a taxable cost of a lawsuit. In a published decision (meaning the case sets precedent state-wide), the Court determined in Patel v Patel, 324 Mich App 631 (2018) that MCR 2.411(D)(4) permits a court to order a party to pay the mediator’s fee. […]

On Justice and Forgiveness

I had the privilege of hearing Rachel Den Hollander speak yesterday as part of Calvin College’s January Series. Her talk, “A Time to Speak: Addressing Justice and Forgiveness,” reminded us that Justice and Forgiveness are aspects of God’s character, so misrepresenting them or misapplying them misrepresents God. Den Hollander is uniquely qualified to address this […]

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