Settlement Perspectives

Thoughts on how to resolve disputes and get your deal done.


1 PerspectiveJanuary 29, 2009

Settlement Perspectives: The Newsletter

A Brief FYI for Readers Seeing this as a Post Online:

This is the first in a series of monthly(ish) newsletters to be sent by email to those who have signed up for Settlement Perspectives’ occasional newsletter. If you wish to receive future newsletters by email, please feel free to sign up in the space provided on the right or send me an email and I’ll put you on the list. Future newsletters will be posted here only occasionally. Thanks–



Dear Newsletter Reader–

Welcome to the first issue of Settlement Perspectives’ monthly(ish) newsletter, designed to explore even further what we usually discuss — thoughts on how to resolve disputes and get your deal done.

A natural question to ask before we publish the first newsletter is whether a new publication is even necessary — wouldn’t another blog post do just fine? Like any good lawyer I’ll respond with “maybe,” but I think a newsletter format works better to discuss:

  • Upcoming posts on Settlement Perspectives;
  • Recent news, comments and other events; and
  • Recent posts on Settlement Perspectives.

What’s Next on Settlement Perspectives

A few of you have asked what’s in the pipeline at Settlement Perspectives — what’s next on the editorial calendar? While topics change to fit events (and, admittedly, moods and whims), posts with the following working titles are in various stages of research and preparation; you should see each of the following in the next month or so:

  • One Tire Too Many: An Unexpected Lesson in Trust
  • Do I Have to Pay the Other Side’s Attorneys’ Fees, Too? How Rule 68 Can (Sometimes) Help
  • Is There a Business Case for Dedicated Settlement Counsel?
  • One Way to Take Your Early Case Assessment to the Next Level
  • Decision Tree Analysis: How to Put Your Tree Into Action.

Recent News, Comments and Other Events

Recent Posts

In case they slipped past you, check out these recent posts on Settlement Perspectives for January and December:

If you missed any of these, you can receive a regular feed of Settlement Perspectives posts by clicking here. Still not sure about this whole RSS thing? Daniel Schwartz gives a great explanation about how RSS Feeds and blog subscriptions work, which are time-savers as well, on his Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

Thanks again for subscribing to Settlement Perspectives’ newsletter; if ever you want to unsubscribe, please just reply to this email and tell me so.


John DeGroote
Settlement Perspectives
(214) 823-0302

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1 Perspective:

Unit Interactive :: Blog :: Strong ConnectionsFriday, January 30, 2009 8:59 am

[...] not currently in need of negotiation advice, but I find his posts compelling and I think he’s got a great little newsletter …in an era when newsletters are made almost obsolete by blogs. In John’s case, however, his [...]

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