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Adequate Remedy

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA remedy that a court deems adequate under the circumstances. The remedy may be ordered by the court or arrived at by the parties to the lawsuit.For example, a court might consider it adequate for one...

Adjudicate

See: Adjudication

Adjudication

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) In a judicial proceeding, the act of resolving a dispute or deciding a case. 2) A judicial ruling or decision.

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Adjuster

A representative of an insurance company who handles claims; both negotiation and settlement.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Definition

Any method of resolving disputes without litigation. Abbreviated as ADR. Public courts may be asked to review the validity of ADR methods, but they will rarely overturn ADR decisions and awards if the disputing parties formed a valid...

Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

A service that can administer an arbitration or mediation from start to finish. An ADR service offers help with selecting arbitrators and mediators, scheduling sessions, dealing with emergencies, and generally complying with proper procedural rules....

Arbiter

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA person or entity that has the legal authority to decide disputes.

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Arbitration

An ADR method with one or more persons hearing a dispute and rendering a binding decision. An agreement to arbitrate disputes can be made before or after a specific dispute arises. Since the parties can agree to the rules of arbitration (e.g.,...

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...

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