alternative dispute resolution

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alternative dispute resolution

Abbreviation: ADR
Any of the methods of dealing with disputes and avoiding trial or litigation that are less threatening, less costly, and less time-consuming. Examples include arbitration, facilitation, negotiation, and mediation.
Synonym: conflict resolution
See also: resolution
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2) In a summary jury trial, usually two or three real juries are empanelled; they hear an elementary summary of the case by counsel, and render a nonbinding verdict.
A summary jury trial is an abbreviated presentation of the case by the attorneys before a judge and jury.
Unlike the mini-trial and most other ADR procedures, the summary jury trial can only be used after suit has been filed because it requires the power of a court to summon and supervise jurors.
Less than a month after being rejected by a federal jury, a New Orleans family that claims its Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer contained dangerous levels of formaldehyde is asking that a judge allow for two nonbinding summary jury trials, the Associated Press reported.
Summary jury trials are used primarily in federal courts.
Summary jury trials usually include the abbreviated presentation of complex litigation to advisory juries who then render one or more advisory verdicts for executives with decision-making authority to consider in their settlement discussions, again typically facilitated by an expert advisor or facilitator.

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