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    Define and Describe Alternative Dispute Resolution

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    How can this address the lawsuit explosion and help the courts, the country at large and individual businesses and citizens resolve disputes in as fair and equitable manner as possible?

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    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) involves resolving disputes without going to court. Options include negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Arbitration is binding on the parties much like a court suit would be but usually costs less and does not use the formal judicial process. Mediation usually involves an attorney and two parties, with the attorney facilitating rather than representing the parties. ...

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    This solution defines and describes an alternative dispute resolution.