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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Appendix A
Glossary
ADR See alternative dispute resolution.
alternate service The process of posting court documents in prominent places as an alternative to physically presenting or serving the party with the documents.
alternative dispute resolution (ADR) Any method of solving a problem that doesn’t involve going to court. ADR is very popular as a low-cost, low-conflict alternative to traditional adversarial court proceedings. It includes negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
American rule for damages The winning party cannot receive attorney fees from the other side unless there’s a specific statute or rule allowing it.
appeal by leave An appeal that requires the court’s permission to file.
appeal by right An appeal that the court ...

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