alternative dispute resolution

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A type of dispute resolution that seeks to limit the costs of litigation by using alternative, often out-of-court means, such as arbitration, conciliation and summary possession proceedings. Alternative dispute resolution options are voluntary, and often involve a neutral third party to make decisions.

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The suggestion of an alternative dispute resolution was mentioned by a mediator who was kind enough to lend his expertise to our problem.
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We had to resort to an alternative dispute resolution, because everything else did not work and just gave everyone a hard time.
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The clause in the software's purchase contract specified alternative dispute resolution as the method of solving conflicts between the manufacturer and the consumer.
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