Litigation is something that very few companies and people want to be involved with. It is expensive, time consuming and draws a lot of energy and creates a lot of stress. Sometimes it's necessary.
Now, many folks are saying that "mediation is the new litigation."
Many times parties enter contracts which will remove your right to a trial by jury to which you are normally entitled and require that your solution occur through arbitration. This sounds like bad news but frankly in the post-Covid legal environment, arbitration is oftentimes preferable. Why? Because criminal defendants have a Constitutional priority found in the right to a speedy trial, criminal cases are now the focus of many court systems. This means that a construction case is given a lower priority and takes longer.
While a jury is 12 regular people listening to and deciding you case, arbitration has many advantages. It typically takes less time; in many cases it will be cheaper; you will have some control over the arbitration proceedings not found in a jury trial. However, there are limits in an arbitration proceeding and we would be happy to explain the process in greater detail.