Alternative Dispute Resolution

ADR is a term used to describe several different methods of resolving legal disputes without going to court. The rising cost of litigation is making traditional lawsuits impractical for many individuals and businesses. At the same time, civil courts face backlogged dockets, resulting in delays of a year or more for private parties to have their cases heard by a jury. New types of proceedings have been developed in response, and they are proving beneficial, saving time and money for everyone involved.

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  • Resolving Commercial Construction Disputes

    While commencement of commercial construction projects is typically (or, at the very least, should be) preceded by the execution of a well-drafted contract, even this is no guarantee that a dispute will not arise between your business and the construction company with which you are doing business.

  • What Happens in a Legal Mediation Proceeding?

    There are several ways that a California business dispute can be resolved, but litigation is usually not the preferred method for doing so.

  • Pennsylvania Alternative Dispute Resolution Basics

    Pennsylvania provides numerous avenues for alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, which can help save time and money, make the litigation process less stressful, and maximize the possibility of recovery. Read on to learn more.

  • Class Action Defense in San Diego: Diffusing a Complex Legal Challenge

    Class action defense is unfortunately a more common reality for California and San Diego agricultural, technology and manufacturing producers. Plaintiff’s attorneys attempt to find issue with a product, service or goods that affects a large group of people. The goal is to organize these individual cases into a large group known as a “Class.”

  • Mandatory Arbitration in Real Estate Disputes
      by HG.org

    Real estate deals often see conflict arising based on the factors of sellers and buyers not being able to resolve the matter between them. However, certain elements of the case may cause a mandatory arbitration being necessary. The most common form of mandatory procedures impacting a claim is state and federal laws pertaining to the issue at hand.

  • Winning Mediation Strategies

    Next to trial, mediation can be the most crucial day of litigating your case. That’s why it's important to spend time and effort having the case "trial ready" prior to even agreeing to mediate.

  • ADR Services that Work Best

    Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forms can be quite helpful for business owners who find themselves ensnared in legal disputes and conflicts with customers and/or other businesses. Litigation takes time, and as the old saying goes, “Time is money.”

  • What Mediation Can Do for You in Your Family Law Case

    Mediation is a fast-growing area that first began changing the face of litigation in Texas in the late 1980's. Along with other forms of alternative dispute resolution, it gives family law clients another option in handing their case. Here are some interesting facts about mediation that you may not know.

  • Defending Claims of Employer Retaliation in San Diego

    California has witnessed a significant rise in the number of employer retaliation cases in the past few years. The exposure to San Diego employers is significant and it is important to tighten employment contracts, policy and procedure and employee manuals, as well as internal processes for responding to and documenting employee complaints.

  • Accounting Fraud in California

    Cooking the books and other illegal strategies to gain economic advantage. Accounting fraud is the practice of purposefully or intentionally misrepresenting the financial accounting records of an LLC, corporation or business in California in order to mislead others. Accounting fraud is usually committed in an attempt to make a business or investment look more profitable than what it actually is in order to attract investors.


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