Category Archives: Arbitration

Is Arbitration Right for Me?

There is not much worse in life than having to spend time and energy going to court to settle a dispute.  You have heard about arbitration, but you thought that it could only be used in big dollar amount cases, and not for your small claim commercial case. Arbitration uses a third party to settle a claim, the third party will review the evidence and come to a decision that is legally binding and will be enforced by the court. Continue reading

5 Ways to Settle Disputes Without Litigation

We find that people involved in a legal action assume that a day in court is the only way to resolve the matter. However, it is important to realize that there are other options available to save time and money. Included here are a few alternative methods that have been used successfully to settle a legal matter out of court. Continue reading

Mediation, Your Voice

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a process by which a third neutral party assists in delivering an agreement that is mutually acceptable to opposing parties. The process is attended voluntarily. Attorneys without mediation settle cases, so mediation is intended for cases not settled in this manner. Continue reading

What is Arbitration – Binding Vs. Non-Binding?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) makes use of arbitration to give all the parties involved the opportunity to search for a greater resolution to the situation that will not necessitate them to bring the matter to the court or pay more than needed. The mediation or negotiation is one of the options that ADR suggests whenever there is a conflict, and it does not require the presence of a jury. Continue reading

The Role of Mediation and Arbitration to Resolve Disputes Instead of Going to Court

Cases often demand more of courts than they can reasonably accommodate. When that’s the situation they must consider legal alternatives to resolving disputes. Mediation and arbitration allow for a flexibility that allow for expedited resolution of certain cases, and they’re it’s fast becoming the preferred method by many lawyers and courts alike, even if many have trouble distinguishing between the two. Continue reading

Resolve a Conflict with Mediation

Conflicts can be devastating when not solved in a professional way, either by involving a mediator, litigator or both. Disagreements may arise between business partners, individuals, family and many others. Mediation is the best tool to put out a fire during disagreements to come to a resolution before using litigation. Continue reading

New Developments Concerning Employee & Employer Arbitration in the Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC Case

Courts have been increasingly applying elements of the Federal Arbitration Act to more and more employer/employee arbitration disputes. Currently, 49 states have encoded into state statutes, the Uniform Arbitration Act (1956). These two combined situations are giving arbitration decisions and subsequent agreements the enforcement of state and federal law. Continue reading