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What Is Arbitration?

Arbitration is an Alternative Dispute Resolution process whereby a person chosen as the arbitrator resolves the disagreement between parties. Arbitration is similar to a court trial, with several exceptions:
1) The arbitrator (or panel of arbitrators) make(s) the decision called an "arbitration award:
2) The arbitration does not take place in a courtroom.
3) The arbitration award is binding.
4) Arbitration is not a matter of public record. The proceedings are private and confidential.
5) The rules of evidence are relaxed so that the parties have a broader scope, more expanded opportunity to tell their stories;
6) It is much less expensive than legal litigation.
7) An arbitration time frame is substantially less than that of litigation.
8) The Arbitrator(s) maintain neutrality and conflicts of interests.

What are all the disputes can be Arbitrated?

Any type of disagreement arising under the agreements/contracts can be arbitrated, viz.,
1. contract disputes involving businesses
2. domain name disputes,
3. employment claims,
4. real estate and construction issues, and
5. tort and civil rights matters, etc.,

What are all the advantages of Arbitration?

The advantages of arbitration include:
- Timely resolution and closure to complex issues
- Lower costs than litigation
- Privacy and confidentiality of issues and parties
- Quick process avoiding court back-logs
- Parties maintain more control over the proceedings than litigation
- Opportunities for Parties to express their interests without objections
- Limited legal procedures
- Ability to select arbitrator(s)

Is Arbitration Different From A Court Litigation ?

The outcome of a trial can usually be appealed.
Arbitration usually cannot be appealed.
Arbitration is usually less formal than a trial.
The rules of evidence and code of civil procedure may not be followed.
An arbitrator can be more flexible than a judge, because before the arbitration begins, both sides can agree to what guidelines and structure the arbitrator is to consider and follow in rendering the ‘arbitration award’.

Who is Arbitrator?

The Arbitrator is an experienced person both parties agree to.
The arbitrator takes the place of a judge and jury and listens to the facts presented by the parties, applies the relevant law, and determines the decision on an award.
Individuals who serve as arbitrators typically possess certain qualifications or minimum levels of experience to maintain the integrity of the arbitration process.
These individuals do not have to be from a legal background.
Unlike a judge, arbitrators are paid by the parties, not by the government.

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