Resolve your Disputes with Top-notch Arbitrators from the Hoover Law Group
What Does the Term Arbitration Imply?
Akin to a trial, arbitration refers to the procedure in which an arbitrator, post lending an ear to the evidence, arrives at a decision. The only difference between the two is that, in arbitration, the decision is made by the arbitrator unlike a jury or judge in a court. The arbitrator, similar to the judge, creates rulings on motions, determines the sequence in which the eyewitnesses would be present, and can also foist judgment on the party who fail to abide by the arbitrator’s commands. People opt for arbitration to settle down matters without getting involved in court cases, and to attain swift verdicts with insignificant expense.
When Does Arbitration Become Mandatory?
Arbitration is entailed in two types of cases. Civil Lawsuits and Domestic Relations cases.
• Civil Lawsuit – A case in which the petitioner sues the accused, or an institution, or a company for money refers to as a civil lawsuit. Civil lawsuit encompasses cases such as an altercation pertaining to a contract, personal injury instances resulting from automobile accidents, or other sorts of cases that don’t incorporate criminal accusations. In Washington, the cases are subject to mandatory arbitration if the total sum of money demanded by the petitioner is below $50,000. This rule is applicable even in Oregon also. But in Oregon both parties pay the arbitrator fee, where in Washington only the plaintiff pays the fee where arbitration is mandated by court rule.
• Family Law or Domestic Relations Cases – This incorporates cases in which the both the parties have a feud regarding concerns other than child support or custody. Take for instance the case where the wife and the husband are unable to make up their minds about the ways and means to separate their debts as well as property.
The skilled arbitrators of the Hoover Law Group with substantial dexterity can find a solution to your state of circumstances through constructive mediation, or can also speak for your situation in court in a forceful and determined way.
The Functioning of Arbitration
Arbitration is a means to keep the lawsuit charge significantly less and also cut down the general time required to resolve the cases. The schedules of hearings and motions are determined by the arbitrator. A hearing is usually decided within 49 days from the day an arbitrator is selected. Now prior to the hearing, both parties should provide the arbitrator their respective list of evidences, who would serve as witnesses during the arbitration hearing. The arbitration hearing, compared to a legal proceeding, is much easy-going and relaxed. However, the arbitrator ought to have the eyewitnesses assert about the genuineness of their evidences, and permit each side or their attorneys for interrogation and presenting evidences. Since in arbitration, the regulations of testimonies are quite lenient compared to a trial, it enables both parties to evade the payment to witnesses like doctors, by putting forth hand-written accounts instead. However, in spite of the easy-going procedure of arbitration, both the plaintiff and the defendant are required to produce their cases in the same way as they would have been had it been a trial.
The Hoover Law Group has its own successful mediators and arbitrators who, with their forthright advices, can aid entities or individuals to avert additional litigation of the issues. The firm founder, Gregory Scott hoover, has been an arbitrator and mediator for over 17 years and is a certified mediator from the King County Resolution Center.
Gregory Scott Hoover’s primary area of legal practice is in the form of civil, personal injury and criminal litigation, immigration law and assisting those involved in EB-5 transactions. Mr. Hoover is licensed in both Oregon and Washington, and New York, U.S.A., and England and Wales, U.K. Mr. Hoover is also a skilled negotiator, mediator and arbitrator. As a skilled negotiator and litigator, Mr. Hoover can skillfully resolve your situation through effective negotiations or, if necessary, aggressively represent your matter in court.
Hoover Law Group
By Gregory Scott Hoover
Attorney at Law
815 S. Weller Street, Suite 105
Phone: (206) 613-3111
Fax: (206) 613-3112
650 Holladay Street Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 222-1276
Fax: (503) 444-3301
211 East 43rd St, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
A very good article. I really appreciate it.