Alternatives to Filing Suit
While the main focus of this book is on lawsuits, three alternatives to lawsuits cannot be ignored. Negotiation happens throughout the entire process of litigation, and this part discusses the best ways to negotiate to preserve your position. Many courts now require mediation before you can even proceed with your lawsuit; you’ll learn what mediation is and how it can help and hurt your case. Finally, more and more contracts you sign require that you use the true alternative to a lawsuit, arbitration, to resolve any problems you have because of the contract. You’ll discover this hidden solution to conflicts and how to work with it in this part.