alternative dispute resolution

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alternative dispute resolution

An attempt to resolve a dispute without a court proceeding, for example, arbitration or mediation.
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"This new development was the result of the random validation of voluntary regularization by the Mediation-Arbitration and Legal Service Unit of DOLE Caraga Region 13," Mantilla said.
If a dispute cannot be settled by mutual discussion within 30 days from commencement of discussions, the Parties shall refer the matter for Mediation-Arbitration in accordance with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 2004 and other applicable laws and rules.' This is a simplified or short version.
The insurer asked the Texas Department of Insurance to allow it to offer lower rates to homeowners who agree to settle disputes through a mandatory mediation-arbitration process, forgoing their right to settle matters in court.
Waco, Texas-based Texas Farm Bureau Insurance said it has asked the Texas Department of Insurance to approve a Homeowners' policy update that would include a mandatory mediation-arbitration clause.
Med-arb is short for "mediation-arbitration," which is a two-step alternative dispute resolution process involving both mediation and arbitration.
Just Sport Ireland is a new independent mediation-arbitration system that has been established for Irish sport.
* Med-Arb (Mediation-Arbitration)--Med-Arb begins as mediation but, if the parties fail to come to agreement, the process transforms into an arbitration with the former mediator assuming the role of decision-maker.
Hybrid variants of ADR techniques include nonbinding arbitration and mediation-arbitration. Nonbinding arbitration is similar to arbitration in that an arbitrator renders an award after a hearing, but it is not binding on the parties.