I regularly publish a newsletter showcasing articles, court decisions, or news items that I’ve come across that I hope readers will find of interest concerning the subjects that occupy my time and thoughts.  I focus on two principal topics:  legal and business issues concerning alternative dispute resolution (primarily mediation and arbitration), and corporate governance.  Additionally, I look for and try to include two or three articles of general interest that are either humorous or thought-provoking. You may subscribe to receive these newsletters for free. Subscribe

June 2022 Issue read

This Month’s Articles
Corporate Governance

  • Early Filers: Performance Bounced Back. CEO Pay Up.  Researchers/analysts at Compensation Advisory Partners analyzed the CEO pay reports of 50 companies who filed early.  Results:  median CEO total pay increased 19%.
  • Long-term Incentive Plans – Payouts and Performance Alignment.  In another study published by Compensation Advisory partners, researchers studied the long term incentive compensation plans of 120 companies from ten industries with median revenue of $36B. Conclusion:  executives had a 95% chance of achieving at least minimum threshold performance targets and a 70% chance of achieving at Target performance.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Leder v. Imburgia Construction Services, Inc., 325 So.3d 256 (2021)  In this case the Florida Appellate Court refused to enforce a contract’s arbitration requirement finding that both parties waived their right to arbitration.

Articles of General Interest

  • Time Can Actually Flow Backward, PhysicistsSay; Yes, you really can turn back time—with a catch.   In this “written for the masses” article describing a proper physics paper, the mind-bending notion that time can (and if I understand the article correcly, likely does) flow backwards is explored.
  • Egocentrism Drives Misunderstanding In Conflict And Negotiation.  A 2014 study exploring the impact of eroticism on negotiation results is presented.  While the study’s conclusion that eroticism negatively affects negotiation results is unsurprising, the study is worthy as well for its conclusion that “negotiators who take another’s perspective and try to place themselves in other’s shoes fare better in reaching mutually beneficial solutions.”

I hope you find one or more these articles of interest and this Newsletter worthy of your in-box.

Jim Reiman