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1 Alternative Dispute Resolution
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2 What is ADR? Methods of resolving a dispute that don’t  involve litigation
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3 Negotiation Process whereby parties attempt to settle  disputes informally Usually does not involve 3 rd  parties
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4 Arbitration    Process where neutral third party hears dispute and  renders a legally-binding decision.  - Judge Judy - The People’s Court - Christina’s Court - Judge Joe Brown Outcome is usually Binding – parties must deal with it
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5 Arbitration v. Litigation Discovery and evidence rules MUCH more lenient Parties have more input in process Much quicker Usually less costly Confidentiality
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6 Arbitration Agreements Provisions contained in contracts that require parties  to attend arbitration rather than file suit if a dispute  arises. Texas General Abitration Act Circuit City Stores, Inc.   - courts won’t enforce arbitration  agreements if they are “unconscionable.”
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