alternative dispute resolution

Resolution of a dispute through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or similar means, as opposed to litigation

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  • Alternative dispute resolution — (ADR) includes dispute resolution processes and techniques that fall outside of the government judicial process. Despite historic resistance to ADR by both parties and their advocates, ADR has gained widespread acceptance among both the general… …   Wikipedia

  • alternative dispute resolution — n: a forum or means for resolving disputes (as arbitration or private judging) that exists outside the state or federal judicial system Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. alternative dispute resolution …   Law dictionary

  • alternative dispute resolution — ➔ ADR * * * alternative dispute resolution UK US noun [U] ► MANAGEMENT, HR ADR(Cf. ↑ADR): »More and more, alternative dispute resolution should be the primary way to solve legal problems rather than litigation …   Financial and business terms

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution — (ADR) bezeichnet zum staatlichen Gerichtsverfahren alternative Streitbeilegungsmethoden. Am häufigsten werden diese umschrieben als strukturierte Streitbeilegungsmethoden, bei welchen mit Hilfe einer Drittperson ein Ergebnis gefunden wird, wobei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution — In an insurance sense, a number of disparate processes used by insurance companies to resolve claim and contractual disputes. Insured clients who are denied a claim are offered this course of action as a form of recourse. Alternative dispute… …   Investment dictionary

  • alternative dispute resolution — noun dispute resolution by processes which encourage disputants to reach their own solution and in which a neutral third party may act as a facilitator, as by arbitration, mediation, referral to experts, etc. Also, assisted dispute resolution,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • alternative dispute resolution — ADR, method of conflict resolution which involves intervention by a third party mediator and strives to find an agreeable solution for both sides of the conflict …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alternative dispute resolution — noun chiefly N. Amer. the use of methods such as mediation to resolve a dispute without resort to litigation …   English new terms dictionary

  • alternative dispute resolution — см. ADR …   Glossary of international commercial arbitration

  • alternative dispute resolution — Term refers to procedures for settling disputes by means other than litigation; e.g., by arbitration, mediation, mini trials. Such procedures, which are usually less costly and more expeditious, are increasingly being used in commercial and labor …   Black's law dictionary

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