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

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When Would I Go to Arbitration?

People go to arbitration the same way they go to court, and at the same stage in the conflict. You’re likely to go to arbitration rather than court when a contract requires it of you. Many of the contracts you sign have an arbitration clause in them. For example, your cable television provider and cell phone providers probably have somewhere in the contract you signed that in the event of a conflict about the service, you have to use arbitration rather than the courts.
You might also choose arbitration if you’d rather not have the details of your conflict made public. Although you’ll have to go to a regular court for a divorce, for example, you could use arbitration to decide the division of your assets so that ...

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