“What Are My Litigation Alternatives?”

  1. Did you know that there are alternatives to litigation?  Most common are mediation and/or arbitration.  These alternatives are frequently used because they are more efficient, less costly, and a recognized process for resolving disputes.
  2. Litigation to a trial court is very time consuming and expensive. Although the courts are well equipped to handle significant large dollar disputes, many businesses are using the Courts to resolve smaller disputes with great cost to an employer who has no effective alternative resolution dispute policy in place.
  3. A business that contractually requires disputes go through mediation can reduce its legal expenses by thousands of dollars because mediation is an abbreviated process. A mediation result may be fully binding on the parties involved.
  4. All businesses should consider adding a mediation clause to all contractual agreements and handbooks.

Advertisement: This information is for general purposes only and is not intended to constitute any specific legal advice of any type.