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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 3860
Professor
Denis Mc Carthy
Semester
Fall

Description
Chapter 9 • Alternative dispute resolutionADR ◦ Number of trials per year has decreased ◦ In civil cases, judges must tryADR first ◦ Many states require some form ofADR for divorces ◦ Negotiation: settle without third party (lawyers still involved) ◦ Arbitration ▪ Both parties agree to be bound by decision of arbiter ▪ Often used to resolve contract dispute ▪ Involves trial like process ◦ Summary of jury trial ▪ Jury's decision is not binding ▪ Lessons learned often make both parties more inclined to settle out of
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