April 2015 Blog Articles (1)

Joint Sessions in Mediation - “Prisoners’ Dilemma” or Opportunities for Better Outcomes?

One of the panel presentations at last week’s ABA ADR Conference in Seattle led me to wonder whether attorneys perceive mediation negotiations, especially in joint sessions, as a type of "Prisoners' Dilemma".

 

You may recall the setup for this classic example of game theory. Two co-conspirators (A and B) are arrested and held in separate cells with no means of contacting the other. The prosecutors do not have sufficient evidence to…

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Added by Sasha S. Philip on April 21, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

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