So chapter 6 defined dispute resolution as the process of resolving disputes between parties. It also offered different methods of dispute resolution and one area in particular which I found interesting was the area on civil litigations; more specifically the negotiation process. Apparently because of the huge back log of cases (many being frivolous cases) more and more people are choosing to use alternative methods. According to the text “negotiations in disputes take place when disputants seek to resolve their disagreements without the help of neutral third parties” (264). This of course sounds like it could be amicable but then we are all human.
While reading this chapter quite a few movies came to mind but I could only locate the trailer for one- War of The Roses. While this may be an extreme case of negotiation gone bad it can also serve as a dilemma in our court system. The state has to put a lid on predatory and frivolous lawsuits in order to alleviate the burden on the courts so legitimate cases can be heard in a timely manner.