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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  • 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.

  • Alternative Forms of Dispute Resolution
      by HG.org

    When a legal dispute arises, many individuals believe that litigation is the only way out. However, there are a number of ways that legal conflicts can be resolved without resorting to litigation, including negotiation, arbitration and mediation.

  • What Can I do About a Late Contractor?
      by HG.org

    When a person hires someone else to provide goods or services to him or her, the terms of the contract dictate when the work is to be performed or the goods to be provided. However, situations can occur in which the contractor is not providing timely delivery, and the customer may pursue legal action to enforce his or her rights.

  • Filing a Lawsuit to Secure a Prompt & Enforceable Settlement

    While it’s true that litigation can be an extremely expensive means of dispute resolution, and that prompt, voluntary settlements are almost always preferable to extended litigation, it is also true, paradoxically, that filing a lawsuit can be the best way to settle a dispute promptly and effectively. This is so for two reasons.

  • Disputes Between a California General Contractor and a Subcontractor

    The nature of the relationship between a California general contractor and a subcontractor is legally quite complex. The general contractor awards a sub-contract based upon a bid, or extensive experience with a particular subcontractor. It is not unusual for work to begin on a jobsite under a subcontract prior to any physical agreement being drafted or signed.

  • How to Effectively Resolve Partnership Disputes

    Partnership disputes distract business owners from the central focus of their company: profitable operations.


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