Dispute Review Board

A one or three person board of alternative dispute resolution professionals contractually appointed to resolve construction project disputes presented by the Owner, Contractor or other stakeholder.

Discovery

The required disclosure of pertinent facts or documents to the opposing party in a legal proceeding.

Diplomacy

The art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or states involved in certain conflicts, with hopes of peacemaking.

Deposition

The out-of-court testimony of a witness (under oath) that is reduced to writing for later use in court or for discovery purposes.

Demand for Arbitration

A written notice which the Claimant files and serves upon the Respondent to initiate the claim and request Arbitration.