J11 MGT 401 - Dispute Resolution

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Dispute Resolution MGT 401 Prof. Salzman
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Prevention of Disputes Prevention “You have a chance to go broke twice in your life; once  when you lose a lawsuit, the other time, when you win.” Ways to prevent disputes in business 2
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Alternative Dispute Resolution  (ADR) What are Alternative Dispute Resolution  methods an alternative to? Why might a business want to use an ADR  method to resolve a dispute? 3
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Types of ADR 1. Negotiation   2. Mediation   - Mediator - Agreement 4
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Types of ADR (continued) 1. Arbitration - Arbitrator - Decision - Usually Binding - Appeals to court – very limited grounds - Mandatory?  5
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Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial [or other] Arbitration Rules [including the Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection], and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. From Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses – A Practical Guide  published by the American Arbitration Association; available at  http://www.adr.org/si.asp?id=4125   Arbitration Sample Broad Contractual Arbitration  Clause: 6
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Some Other Forms of ADR 4.   Mediation Arbitration (Medarb) 5. Minitrial 6. Summary Jury Trials Advisory Verdict Advance Settlement Process 7. Early Neutral Case Evaluation 8. Rent-a-Judge 7
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Litigation vs. ADR – Issues to  Consider Timing Costs Privacy Remedies Available Judge/Jury Unknowns Technicalities/Procedures 8
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Pre-Litigation Considerations Costs of trial and possible appeals Likelihood of success Remedy(ies) sought and the defendant’s  ability to pay/comply Receptiveness of the other side to pre- lawsuit settlement or Alternative Dispute  Resolution (“ADR”) 9
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State Courts 1. State Trial Courts Jurisdiction: - Limited vs. General Jurisdiction - Original vs. Appellate Jurisdiction Plaintiff chooses the court, but the court  must have  jurisdiction  over the  subject  matter  of the case and  personal  jurisdiction  over the defendant(s) 10
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1. State Appellate Courts Multi-judge panels Facts from trial court Errors of Law Who appeals?  Who defends? Options for an appellate court:  affirm, 
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