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The NFL mediation outlook: a primer

Can a mediator really get (and keep) the NFL and the NFLPA together? The answer is …

Updated: February 25, 2011, 2:44 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

It's private. It's confidential. It's fast. It's highly fashionable. It's a hot topic in law schools and in seminars for lawyers and judges, who talk about it even more than they talk about money. When it works, it avoids endless and expensive litigation. And it frequently works.

It's called mediation, and it's what has been happening for the last week in an attempt to reach a new labor agreement in the NFL. It's also perhaps the last hope of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, as he tries ...

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