Mediation vs. Litigation

Mediation vs. Litigation

For those facing the need to resolve a dispute, they may return to the common question of whether mediation or litigation is the best option to resolve the dispute.  Comparing the two processes will often result in a lot of differences, and the types of resolution are very distinct.  However, this does not intrinsically mean …

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Justice vs. Fairness and the World of ADR

Justice vs. Fairness

Justice and fairness are words that have found their way to the front of our minds this year in the United States.  The country has been facing increased calls for justice and fairness for all Americans, regardless of the color of their skin or other characteristics.  As the year has continued, many people have had …

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Avoiding Construction Liens

Avoiding Construction Liens

The excitement and joy of building a new home can quickly be overshadowed by a construction lien, or as it is more commonly known, a mechanic’s lien. Construction liens exist because it guarantees that a contractor will be paid for the work and materials that they put into a home or building. It allows a …

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What are the five methods of dispute resolution?

What are the five methods of dispute resolution?

Understanding just what the five strategies or methods of dispute resolution are can be incredibly helpful when engaging in a dispute resolution process.  This can help a party prepare for the process adequately with the right strategy and can give the party insight into their own needs as well as the other party’s needs.  The …

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Who are Labor Arbitrators?

labor arbitrators

Workplace disputes and collective bargaining issues are often resolved by a specialized type of arbitrator called a labor arbitrator.  While many arbitrators will cover a wide variety of subject matters and bring their own experience to their arbitrations, labor arbitrators often go through specialized training and bring specific experience to help resolve the intricate and …

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What is an Insurance Dispute? 

Insurance Dispute

A common question in insurance issues concerns what an insurance dispute is and if it fits their situation.  Dealing with insurance can often be a pain, and when an insurance claim goes wrong, people may wonder how to recover from the denial or other agreement that does not match what the policyholder hoped for.  Insurance …

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Conflict Resolution Includes All of the Following Except…

Conflict Resolution Includes All of Following Except...

Conflict resolution includes all of the following, except…? Conflict, whether between individuals, groups, governments or some combination of these, comes in many forms. Conflict resolution includes multiple processes and methods in facilitating a peaceful ending. Every form of conflict is a purposeful effort to meet some need or gain some advantage, whether it is status, …

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What Happens if You Lose in Arbitration?

What Happens if You Lose in Arbitration?

When arbitration is all said and done, there is always going to be a party who feels like they lost the arbitration.  This party will often need to consider what happens when they lose and whether there is anything they can do to contest the award.  Arbitration is often the end of the road because …

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The Role of Outside Counsel 

Outside Counsel 

Legal spending by corporations will almost certainly continue to tighten in 2022.  The days of unlimited corporate legal budgets have been gone for some time, as companies have worked to rein in their legal spending in the face of skyrocketing costs.  These efforts have taken many forms. The key to many of the cost-cutting measures …

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Demand for Arbitration

Demand for Arbitration

When a party is looking to begin the process of arbitration, they will usually create and send a demand for arbitration.  A demand for arbitration is what will start the arbitration process as the parties have agreed upon.  Those on the receiving end may or may not understand what the process means, but they will …

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