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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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In order to avoid the waste of time and resources in a prolonged litigation having no certainty of winning the case, the departments and their attached formations are required to start court proceedings only if they have exhausted the alternate dispute resolution mechanism,' the policy notes.
The traders expressed extreme satisfaction regarding the DRC's speedy and free of cost alternate dispute resolution mechanism incorporated by the IGP for redressal of their grievances at grass root levels.
The authors explain formation of a contract, interpretation of the agreement, defenses and grounds for non-enforcement, consequences of breach, and the rights of third parties, commenting where contract law overlaps with or is affected by other areas, such as tort, agency, professional responsibility, and forms of alternate dispute resolution.
Negotiations, as we all know, are widely adopted to resolve disputes at early stages or after parties have realized that litigation or alternate dispute resolution may not be worth the effort.
They provide guidelines for drawing up service agreements, addressing contract research and contract manufacturing agreements, intellectual property, termination, governing law and jurisdiction, and alternate dispute resolution.
Chaisson chose alternate dispute resolution, which uses a mediator, to resolve the issues, the commission said.
Competitiveness, alternate dispute resolution, recognition of professional qualifications, modernisation of public procurement and single market governance will be on the agenda of the 30 May Competitiveness Council.
Mediation and alternate dispute resolution just aren't appropriate in all situations, especially where there is violence," says Track.
Several of the most salient varieties that have emerged within the past several years include healthcare reform, alternate dispute resolution, and immigration legislation.
The European Commission wishes to guarantee the existence of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) entities with competence to resolve contractual disputes between consumers and retailers, so that consumers can obtain redress through the intervention of a mediator or a complaints board.
Courts are expanding their Alternate Dispute Resolution options and using mediation, both public and private, conciliation and arbitration to help resolve legal disputes.
Global dispute resolution trends have evolved to incorporate alternate dispute resolution (ADR) tools.

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