The Settlement Series

By Lawrence R. Jones

A 10-Part Series on The intricacies of settlement negotiations and  conferences.
Authored for the New Jersey Law Journal (October 16-December 18, 2017)

 1)  THE UNINTENDED SETTLEMENT:
A Common-Sense Approach to Avoiding Harrington Hearings
(Published October 16, 2017)                                                                              1) (click here for pdf)

2)  OVER AGGRESSIVENESS AT THE FOUR WAY:
Educating the Client on the Pitfalls of Hostility
(Published October 23, 2017)                                                                              2) (click here for pdf)

3)  THE 30-DAY CLIENT PREPARATION PLAN
(Published 10/31/18)                                                                                           3) ( click here for pdf)

4)  DON’T FORGET THE SMALL STUFF:
Keep Details in Mind When Preparing for a Settlement Conference
(Published 11/6/17)                                                                                            4) (click here for pdf)

5) THE LAST MINUTED DOCUMENT DUMP:
An Action Without an Upside
(Published 11/13/16)                                                                                            5) (click here for pdf)

6) “DEAL OR NO DEAL” – SETTLEMENT EDITION
When a Third Party Unofficially Controls Your Clients’ Decisions
(Published 11/20/17)                                                                                            6) (click here for pdf)

7) LITIGATION IN A COURT OF A FAIRNESS:
Adjusting  Mindsets at the Settlement Conference
(Published 11/27/187)                                                                                         7) (click here for pdf)

8)  ENFORCEABILITY OF FINANCIALLY SKEWED  SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
(Published December 4, 2017)

9) FIVE THINGS NOT TO DO AT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
(Published 12/11/17)                                                                                            9) (click here for pdf)

10) ACCEPTING OR REJECTING A “FINAL” SETTLEMENT OFFER:
Critical Points for the Attorney-Client Discussion
(Published 12/18/17 )                                                                                         10) (click here for pdf)