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Dispute Resolution

Learning Objectives

After studying this module, you should be able to:

Identify and explain the major stages of a lawsuit, i.e.,
  • Pleadings
  • Pre-trial discovery
  • Trial
  • Appeal
Explain the difference between a bench trial and a jury trial and when each might be appropriate.
Explain the use, advantages and disadvantages of negotiation, mediation and arbitration as alternatives to litigation.