Today there was a very interesting article in a blog that I subscribe to called: Concurring Opinions. In a post titled, “Rock, Paper, Scissors ADR”, Dave Hoffman reports on a case where a federal judge in Florida decided to resolve a dispute between two attorneys that could not resolve any issue between themselves.
According to a CNN article, the judge characterized the measure as “a new form of alternative dispute resolution.”
Can this theory ever be used in the world of sports? Rock, paper, scissors has been used in place of a coin toss, in deciding uncertain calls, and with games ended prematurely due to rain. What if it was ever used in contract re-/negotation???
On February 8th, my post was titled, Arbitrationâ€¦good or bad?. It revealed that Sports Agents win less than half of the arbitration hearings that they actually persue and that the hearing can be very detrimental to an agent’s client. In addition it can be expensive and time consuming.
So if you cannot settle a dispute before an actual arbitration hearing, why not try to coerce Mr. Steinbrenner into a best-out-of-five game of rock, paper, scissors?
[tags]rock, paper, scissors, arbitration, adr, alternative dispute resolution[/tags]