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    Deliberative Democracy Meets Dispute ResolutionReflections and Insights from the 2005 Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Carri Hulet (producer), under the supervision of Lawrence Susskind

    Highlights of dialogue from a two-day workshop on deliberative democracy and dispute resolution approaches to civic engagement
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    Dirty LaundrySmall claims mediation involving meeting design, emotions and differing views in value and legitimacy.

    Pat Aaron
    Three-person mediated small-claims dispute between a dry cleaning business and a customer over compensation for torn shirts
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    DONS Negotiation

    Robert Bordone and Jonathan Cohen, adapted from PONS Negotiation by Nevan Elam and Whitney Fox
    Four-person, two-party, two-round between a former couple and their lawyers regarding the knowing transmission of DONS, a fatal disease communicated through sexual intercourse
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    Drug Testing in the Workplace

    Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld and Roger Winthrop
    Three-person employment mediation between a truck driver and his company's personnel director, mediated by an Employee Assistance Program representative, regarding a positive drug test; a four-person version also includes a union representative
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    Eazy’s Garage – Four-PartyFour-party (lawyers & clients) version

    Bruce Patton (adapted by Sheila Heen)
    Four-party, two-stage negotiation between an auto mechanic and a client and their respective attorneys over a disputed repair bill; first stage involves lawyer-client interviews and second stage involves negotiation
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    Eazy’s Garage – Two-PartyTwo-party (lawyers only) version

    Bruce Patton
    Two-party negotiation between lawyers for an auto mechanic and a customer over a disputed auto repair bill
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    Ellis v. MacroB

    Kate Harvey and David Kovick, under the supervision of Lawrence Susskind and Jennifer Brown
    5-person nonscorable mediation between an employee and his/her corporate employer regarding potentially conflicting values and interests around issues of homosexuality and religious faith
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    Ellsworth v. Ellsworth

    Frank Sander and William Ury
    Two-party, multi-issue negotiation between lawyers for a divorcing couple over the terms of the divorce, including alimony, child support, and income tax issues
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    Fishladder Claim

    Susan Podziba and Lawrence Susskind
    Three-party, two-round internal negotiation among agency officials over whether to litigate or pursue non-binding arbitration to settle a contract claim against a private contractor
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    Gator v. City of Quincy

    Karen Falkenstein Green
    Three-person small-claims mediation between a motorist and a city attorney regarding liability for damage to the motorist's automobile due to a pothole
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    George and Martha

    Two-party integrative negotiation between representatives for a divorcing couple over the amount of child support payments
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    HackerStar Negotiation, The

    Morgan Guaranty Trust Company

    Realistic video depicting the use of principled negotiation to prepare for and negotiate a bitter business dispute, featuring Getting to YES co-author Roger Fisher
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    John & MaryWorkplace mediation involving allegations of sexual harassment

    James Lawrence
    Five- or six-person mediation between manufacturing company management and a former employee (and their respective counsel) regarding the employee's departure amid allegations of sexual harassment; optional extra role for manager accused of harassment
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    Juvenile Justice Restorative Circle

    David Baharvar under the supervision of Robert C. Bordone
    Six- or eight-party mediated restorative justice circle among juvenile offender, offender's parent, victim, community member, facilitators supporting each side, and one or two mediators, regarding a juvenile shoplifting incident
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    Lake Wasota Fishing Rights

    Denise Madigan, Tod Loofbourrow with teaching notes by Eileen Babbitt and Lawrence Susskind
    Six-party, six-issue, scoreable negotiation among representatives of tribal, state, federal, recreation, and business interests over fishing rights in a large lake
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    Law Library, The

    John Palenberg, Elizabeth Gray, Deborah Winter, and Wayne Davis
    Two-party negotiation between representatives of two law firms over the sale of a collection of law books