How Long Does Arbitration Take? A Closer Look

How long does arbitration take

Because arbitration is often touted as a cheaper and quicker resolution compared to litigation, curious minds may wonder how long arbitration takes.  While many proponents of arbitration state that it often moves more quickly than litigation, critics state that it can be just as long as traditional litigation in the court system.  While this may …

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Demand for Arbitration: What You Should Know

Demand for Arbitration

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

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Disadvantages of Arbitration: A Closer Look

Disadvantages of Arbitration

Arbitration proceedings are often touted as a fantastic alternative to resolving legal disputes; however, there are disadvantages to arbitration that can make it the wrong choice for a dispute for various reasons. Understanding how arbitration may not fit a situation or case can help parties make the best decision regarding the dispute resolution mechanisms.  It …

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Commercial Dispute Resolution: A Guide

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Commercial dispute resolution is a highly skilled and nuanced method to resolve disputes within and between businesses.  It can be beneficial for companies that want to settle disputes quickly and effectively without going through litigation and dealing with all the associated costs.  It also allows companies to continue to retain their relationships with other businesses …

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Claims and Counterclaims Examples

Understanding Counterclaims Examples

Exploring examples of counterclaims can be beneficial in helping a party understand what issues they can raise against someone who has brought a civil lawsuit against them and how they may try and recover against the same party.  It can also help a party understand when they may have to bring the counterclaim at that …

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How Long After Mediation Can You Go To Court

How Long After Mediation Can You Go To Court

Understanding the aftermath of the mediation process, mediation results, and how long after mediation you can go to court is a vital step in deciding the ADR route. By now, you have likely encountered the mediation process somehow, either by personal experience or its recent rise in alternative dispute resolution circles. Mediation allows the parties …

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Court ordered mediation – All you need to know

Court ordered mediation - All you need to know

Learning all you need to know about a court-ordered mediation can feel like a daunting task.  When a court orders the parties in a family law case to mediation, there are often many questions on what the process will look like and whether the parties will be punished for failing to settle in mediation.  Family …

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Power Imbalance: How Factoring in Power Works

Imbalance of Power

The factors that contribute to power imbalance are often complex and difficult to notice daily, but over time, they contribute to an unhealthy dynamic if they are not addressed.  Imbalances of power can be found in every relationship, from our most vulnerable and trusted relationships with partners and best friends to workplaces or even in …

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Average Settlement Offers During Mediation

Average settlement offers during mediation

Average settlement offers during mediation are essential when a party considers using mediation to settle a lawsuit. Combining this knowledge with other tips and tricks for settling a lawsuit through mediation can ensure that a party is prepared to tackle a mediation during a civil lawsuit and achieve the best possible outcome. Having a researched …

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What is Business Litigation?

business litigation

Business litigation involves presenting issues with business and corporate entities to the courts and arguing on behalf of business entities in court. A variety of topics may be the subject of business litigation, and many business litigation lawyers are experts in one of these areas. These litigation disputes can be incredibly complex and take time …

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