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Many used car dealerships offer free limited warranties to incentivize buyers to purchase cars. Unfortunately, when there is a dispute over what is covered by a warranty, litigation can be very expensive, particularly for small claims. No matter the dollar amount, the dealer’s attorney still must show up in court to argue the matter because…

By Mark D. Norych, Esq. President and General Counsel Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc. Contracts are legally enforceable agreements which are usually, but not necessarily, in writing and involve some type of transaction. Historically, the only way to enforce a contract in the event of a breach was to file a law suit. Law suits are…

One of the benefits of ADR is that the parties can agree in advance which ADR provider they will use and what rules would govern in the event of a dispute. However, even when a particular provider is expressly designated in an agreement, the parties can always consent to other terms. A recent matter before ARS…

Generally, once a decision is rendered in an arbitration, payment of any damages awarded is due. If a party fails to pay as required by a decision, the other party can enforce the award in a summary proceeding. Here’s what a party seeking enforcement should know: S. courts have the power to enforce arbitration awards….

If you’ve read this Blog for any time at all or picked up any book on Arbitration advocacy or even effective Trial practice…pretty much guaranteed you’ve seen the concept of Theme mentioned. So when looking at writing your Contentions on a subrogation arbitration case…is a Theme really all that important? I mean cases are decided…

Lawyers are often accused of being slow to embrace technological advances, but that is changing. Technology solutions are increasingly being adopted because of how they can benefit a law firm’s productivity, profitability and client services. The following technologies are experiencing significant growth among attorneys: Cloud-based applications. Many law firms are looking to cloud-based applications that…

Mediation is often misunderstood as a dispute resolution process because it is a more flexible than either arbitration or litigation. It relies on a neutral party (a mediator) helping the opposing parties come to an agreement, instead of imposing a solution on them. How mediators work with the parties can vary significantly so it is…

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a great option for addressing trust and estate disputes. In fact, the Father of Our Country, George Washington, chose to provide for ADR in his own will.[i]ADR has many benefits over litigation in resolving disputes including reduced costs, faster resolution, privacy, confidentiality, and informality when compared to litigation. ADR also offers…

What You Need to Know About Online Mediation Mediation is a highly effective form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It is solution-oriented; focused on helping the parties reach a mutually agreed upon settlement of their disagreement. Many courts recognize the benefits of mediation and require parties to a business or consumer dispute to go through…

Many companies, law firms and individuals have been subject to major data security breaches in recent years. That’s why it’s important to always ensure the security of confidential information that is uploaded to and accessed on any website. In the context of online ADR security, there is a wealth of private information that needs to…