Alternative Dispute Resolution
("ADR") refers to methods of resolving disputes outside of court. The most common forms of ADR are arbitration and mediation.
. An arbitrator conducts a hearing between the parties and then, acting as a judge, rends a legally binding decision. See more
. Decision of an arbitrator which is enforceable in court.
. Meetings in which a mediator talks with the parties individually.
. The plaintiffs. The party or parties bringing the action.
. Claims by the defendant back against the plaintiff.
. A controversy where the plaintiff is in doubt as to his legal rights and seeks a declaration from the court regarding those rights.
. A neutral third party who assists in discovery disputes.
order of the court prohibiting someone from doing something or
commanding them to undo some wrong or injury. Following are examples:
Internal Dispute Resolution
1. Prohibitory injunction: the court orders an owner to cease construction of a carport that violates the association's architectural standards.
2. Mandatory injunction: the court orders the removal of a carport that violates the association's architectural standards.
. Procedures required by the Davis-Stirling Act for associations to resolve disputes internally.
. Mediation is an inexpensive alternative to litigation. In mediation a neutral third party works to facilitate a peaceful resolution between the parties. See more
. Claimants (plaintiffs) and respondents (defendants) in the case.
. Also known as defendants. The party being sued.
temporary restraining order ("TRO") is an emergency remedy of brief
duration which prevent a party from taking a particular action until
the court has had an opportunity to hear arguments or evidence on an
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