Discovery is a set of procedures used to gather evidence and information in a court case. They are usually done outside the courtroom, before trial.
Last time we went over various options in dealing with the “underwater” home mortgage. Unfortunately, most people with a home mortgage are “underwater” on their homes these days.
Some call it the “Mortgage Meltdown” or the “Great Recession”. In either case, millions of people with a home mortgage are impacted. The so-called “underwater” phenomenon. Meaning the home is worth less than what’s owed on the mortgage.
Mediation was covered in the last article. But, what about that other procedural step called: Arbitration? Arbitration may be either binding or non-binding. Binding arbitration, as the name implies, is indeed "binding" in the sense that it generally results in a final decision for a case.
Recently we've reviewed, in a general sense, various types of Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") and how those processes work. But what about court?
Arbitration and mediation were covered in previous articles. But, for those with cases in El Dorado County (civil) Court, there is another form of Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") called: Dispute Resolution Conference.
Now that the construction job is underway, you as the owner, hope things progress smoothly & on-time. Unfortunately, that's not always the case!Misunderstandings & disagreements are common.