Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Arbitration Can Resolve Some Disputes ; Out-of-Court Methods Have Advantages for Legal Consumers

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Arbitration Can Resolve Some Disputes ; Out-of-Court Methods Have Advantages for Legal Consumers

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Ask anyone who has ever been involved in a lawsuit, and theyll tell you about the expensive and lengthy process of resolving disputes through litigation. Oftentimes we all pay for the cost of expensive litigation through higher prices for goods and services.

Americas litigation system costs families thousands per year on average, and if the personal injury lawyers get their way, it could end up costing even more.

According to the Institute for Legal Reform, seven in 10 small business owners say that a lawsuit would force them to reduce benefits for current employees and hold back hiring new ones.

Thankfully, there is an option to consider before filing an expensive lawsuit to resolve a dispute.

If you are involved in a dispute and are considering a legal action, be a wise legal consumer and consider using arbitration or another alternative dispute resolution process, such as mediation.

Arbitration is a voluntary, out-of-court method of dispute resolution where opposing parties make their case to a neutral, independent arbitrator, whom they have mutually selected. …

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