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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 effect, that process has already provided for alternate dispute resolution, albeit before the litigation began.
Moffitt teaches civil procedure, negotiation and alternate dispute resolution.
In making the offer the province acknowledges the hardship suffered as a result of the alternate dispute resolution program put in place in 1996.
Likewise, the Seattle EEOC recently decided to pilot the use of the Seattle FEB Alternate Dispute Resolution Consortium for cases at the hearing stage of the process.
And the other is to put into place alternate dispute resolution processes [ADR] that are going to be effective," said Savino.
If the injured worker at any time in this process has a problem that cannot be resolved by the nurse advocate, the first step is for the worker to contact an alternate dispute resolution (ADR) representative (in some instances referred to as an ombudsman) who is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The academy facilitates education and an exchange of information between members on mediation and alternate dispute resolution and promotes those techniques as an efficient and effective method of dispute resolution.
He also said his firm had ``opened a dialogue'' with Lockheed about avoiding a courtroom clash and settling the case using alternate dispute resolution.
With the court system overburdened by excessive litigation, alternate dispute resolution (ADR) has become very popular.
Apart from competent authority and court proceedings, what is the prognosis for either advance pricing agreements or alternate dispute resolution (arbitration, etc.
Another approach to solving the problems of delay and litigation costs is alternate dispute resolution (ADR).
Islamabad -- Recognizing the importance of alternate dispute resolution mechanism for effective and speedy resolution of trade disputes, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed MoU with Economic Reforms Unit of Ministry of Finance for the establishment of Alternate Dispute Resolution Center at its premises to facilitate the local business community in out-of-court settlement of business to business disputes.

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