mediation

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...

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....

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

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn alternative way to settle disputes in which both parties hire specially trained attorneys who work to help them respectfully resolve the conflict. Every participant in a collaborative case agrees to...

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

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: alternative dispute resolution (adr)

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