Alternative Dispute Resloution: Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Online Guide to Mediation reports a new alternative dispute method (can this be a joke?) used by a federal court in Florida. The order directs that "counsel shall engage in one (1) game of "rock, paper, scissors." The winner of this engagement shall be entitled to select the location for the 30(b)(6) deposition to be held somewhere in Hillsborough County during the period July 11-12, 2006. If either party disputes the outcome of this engagement, an appeal may be filed and a hearing will be held at 8:30 A.M. on Friday, July 7, 2006." No doubt we will hear whether the dispute was settled in this manner.

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