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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…

Generally, ADR is significantly less expensive than litigation. However, the cost of ADR can quickly increase as ADR providers tack on additional fees and hourly charges. It may seem like there is no option but to pay these extra expenses, but online ADR provides the parties with more options to control and reduce their costs….

Online dispute resolution may seem intimidating, but it’s really a very simple process. The advantage is in utilizing a system that is designed to walk applicants through each step. Preconditions to filing Before an application to arbitrate is filed, the parties must agree to submit the matter to binding arbitration or be required to arbitrate…

Generally, arbitration decisions rendered in private arbitrations are final and binding, subject to very limited court review. There are four major grounds for challenging arbitration awards: fraud, arbitrator bias, arbitrator misconduct, or the arbitrators exceeding their authority. Absent these, decisions can be converted to enforceable judgments. Since appeal rights are so limited, disputes are resolved…

Hearings are of course traditionally part of the ADR process and can be beneficial where live testimony is needed. However, many cases can be resolved with documentary evidence, such as contracts, police or accident reports, witness statements, photographs, estimates or receipts, and video or audio recordings. One of the disadvantages of traditional brick and mortar…

Many parties choose ADR because of the simplified rules of evidence and discovery. Typically, there are limits on the nature and scope of discovery and time limits on how long the process can take. Issues are handled through phone calls rather than multiple hearings, subpoenas, depositions, interrogatories and the like. And, the strict rules of…

An important benefit of arbitration is being able to select a neutral third-party with the relevant knowledge and experience needed to resolve your dispute. In traditional arbitration, there are several steps involved in picking an arbitrator, resulting in what can be a long process in many cases. However, Complete Online Dispute Resolution (“C-ODR”) can significantly…

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