#Columns: Mediation - Conflict Resolution through collaboration

Bar & Bench June 19 2015

Laila Ollapally

A wealthy man in his will left behind vast properties including a big company to his four sons.  However they could not agree on how to divide and manage their assets. Disagreements arose and positions polarized. The first casualty of conflict is communication. The brothers could no longer have a productive conversation.  Feeling frustrated and helpless, they filed several cases against each other, including criminal cases. 10 years went by and the burden of litigation had its heavy toll. Two of the brothers died and the third . . .

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