The one-size-fits-all nomenclature, “alternative dispute resolution” (“ADR”)  lumps together two vastly different dispute resolution processes: “arbitration” and “mediation.” If arbitration means “you decide for us,” mediation means “we work it out together.”  The term ADR serves as the lexical umbrella that combines these paired opposites. This coupling of “mediation” and “arbitration” as “ADR” may have made sense in […]

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