Litigation, Adr And / Or Criminal Prosecution

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In various situations, litigation, ADR and/or criminal prosecution should be explored. In this writing, we will address three situations and which process would be best suited to address them and why. As out class text has demonstrated (Lau & Johnson, 2011), there are many options we can explore to resolve both civil and criminal disputes that arise within the business world. Ahead of approaching the situations presented in the assignment, let’s talk a little bit about the basic options one might choose to resolve such issues. The first option, litigation, is (HG.org, 2016) “the rules and practices involved in resolving disputes in the court system. The term is often associated with tort cases, but litigation can come about in all kinds of cases, from contested divorces, to eviction proceedings. Likewise, most people think of litigation as synonymous with trial work, but the litigation process begins long before the first witness is called to testify. In fact, the vast majority of litigated cases never reach the inside of a courtroom.” The key point being that many cases never the light of day of a court room; which tells us the process works to some degree. According to the Law Dictionary (Hirbyand, 2016), about 95 percent of pending lawsuits end in a pre-trial settlement. That is impressive as well as efficient. The second option we will discuss is ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution). Again, according to our class text, ADR “encompasses many

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