LS308 Law and Society Unit 4 assignment

A dispute exists when one makes a claim in whole or

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experiences a grievance, will now seek a remedy from the other party. A dispute exists when one makes a claim in whole or in part that is rejected by the other party. An example is consumer goods and services; a consumer might ask a store to repair or replace defective products. If the store accepts the claim and repairs or replaces the products, there is no dispute. However, if the store refuses and claims it is not their responsibility, then an unambiguous dispute is established. There are now two parties with conflicting claims. According to Felstiner, Able and Sarat (1980-1981) events causing harm to a person must go through a process of transformation (naming, blaming and claiming) before the person actually enters a dispute with the party who caused the harm. NAMING, the experience, one party recognizes an experience as injurous. BLAMING, the reaction, the injured party figures out that someone else is responsible for the damages alleged. CLAIMING, the understanding and taking of responsibility for the damages.
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LS308 Law and Society Unit 4 assignment The awareness of an injury is the first step in creating change. The awareness comes in the form of naming. To name the injury or injustice is to define our own experience. The next step is
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