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While all parties can benefit from using ADR, online ADR offers additional advantages to certain types of businesses and individuals. These are the ones who are likely to incur extra time, money and inconvenience when using traditional ADR or litigation. Some common examples of this include the following: Businesses with a dispersed workforce.This includes multi-office…

All disputes can benefit from using ADR, however, online ADR offers additional advantages. While it can be used for virtually any type or size of dispute, its affordability and ease of use makes it especially practical for smaller business and consumer claims. Often these disputes are not pursued because the litigation costs outweigh the amount…

One of the benefits of both traditional and online ADR is that the parties can control much of the process, including selecting an arbitrator and shaping the arbitrator’s powers and authority. However, the arbitrators also have a great deal of control thanks to the relative informality of ADR compared to a courtroom setting. Many skilled…

Online ADR for attorneys is a unique opportunity to handle cases that otherwise would not be practical or cost-effective to take on in a traditional, “brick and mortar” way. Litigation and traditional ADR can be time-consuming and expensive. This in turn limits an attorney’s ability to accept new cases. This is particularly true when the…

While ADR has many advantages over litigation, traditional ADR can still be a relatively expensive and inefficient option. Rising costs related to party, counsel, witness and arbitrator travel fees, can limit the benefits of ADR, particularly in small cases. As a result, many claims are not pursued because of the time and money involved. Fortunately,…

Among the many reasons arbitration is used by parties is the ability to eliminate some of the formalities of litigation, while maintaining certain rights for the parties to state their case. However, a recent New Jersey appellate court decision addressed how far the law allows parties to go regarding how arbitration hearings are conducted. State…

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including arbitration and mediation is not new. It has been used successfully for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. However, in recent years, it has been growing in use with more companies choosing to use arbitration in commercial and consumer disputes. With this increased usage, the methods for conducting ADR have…

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