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How to Avoid Drafting a Really Bad Arbitration Agreement PART 1

Posted on: Mon, 10/21/2019

A well-constructed dispute resolution clause is the foundation of a cost-effective and efficient dispute resolution process. Yet courts regularly are faced with arbitration clauses that are problematic in some respect.

Inserting an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clause in their contracts allows parties to customize the dispute resolution to their individual circumstances. Since arbitration is a creature of contract, parties must be very clear concerning the process they have elected to utilize to resolve potential disputes.

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Sports Arbitration: Resolves Disputes, Preserves Brands

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2019

Brand and reputation are everything in professional and scholastic athletics. No sports organizations, individual athletes, or coaches want their dirty laundry aired in a public courtroom, where the media can pick it up and broadcast to the entire world. 

As in other industries, legal disputes inevitably arise in sports. However, since fan support is key to their survival, negative media coverage stemming from a legal dispute is potentially more devastating to leagues, teams, sponsors, athletes, and coaches than to parties in other sectors. 

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How Can You Save on Resolving Healthcare Disputes?

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2019

There are time–and therefore likely cost—savings associated with using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) versus litigation to resolve healthcare disputes. In addition, business relationships can be preserved, important in this industry where people typically continue to work together.

Healthcare organizations can integrate ADR methods into their conflict-management programs to resolve disputes efficiently. See the infographic in this post for the time difference in using ADR v. litigation.

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