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June 8, 2010

Say Your Sorries and Settle Already

 

By: Dr. Kevin Boully


Boully_Kevin_88_120 What can corporate defendants and their executives learn about effective dispute resolution from Major League Baseball’s most blogged-about umpire?
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Last week, Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce made the wrong call on the would-be final out in the ninth and final inning of the Detroit Tigers victory over the Cleveland Indians.  No big deal under most circumstances, but in this game the errant call killed what should have been a perfect game by the Tigers pitcher – one of the rarest feats in baseball history.  Yet,  it was how Joyce handled the mistake that immediately struck viewers like me and serves as a lesson to anyone accused of wrongdoing – or facing an uphill battle in litigation.   

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