alternative dispute resolution

Arbitrator

A person who hears disputes and decides them, especially by way of arbitration.

Award

Definition

A final judgment or decision. The centerpiece of an award is usually a declaration that one party owes another a certain amount of money. Although the term often refers to the decisions of arbitrators and juries, it can also refer to the...

Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a newer type of alternative dispute resolution that mainly arises in divorce and family law. Each party hires a lawyer, and along with other professionals such as financial experts or divorce coaches, the parties meet to...

Collyer Doctrine

Applies when the National Labor Relations Board defers charges (ie. unfair labor practices) to the arbitration process when these charges are brought prior to an arbitration award. The National Labor Relations Board will, under this doctrine, refer...

Compromise

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn agreement between opposing parties to settle a dispute or reach a settlement in which each gives some ground rather than continue the dispute or go to trial.

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Consent Decree

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA court order to which all parties have agreed. It is often done after a settlement between the parties that is subject to approval by the court.

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Consent Judgment

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: consent decree

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Consent Order

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: consent decree

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Dispute Resolution

Terms Dispute Resolution or alternative dispute resolution, appropriate dispute resolution or ADR refer to a number of processes used to resolve a dispute between parties. ADR is usually an alternative to litigation and can be used to resolve any...

Federal Arbitration Act

A statute that protects the integrity of many arbitration agreements by making them binding and limiting the reasons for which courts can review and set aside arbitration awards. See 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-14.

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