What is Litigation?
Litigation is a civil action brought to a court of law, where a plaintiff claims to have incurred a loss due to property damage and or physical injury as a result of the defendant’s actions. If a settlement is not reached by mediation, then the controversy will be heard and decided by a jury or judge in a court of law. Litigation is the last resort to resolve a controversy between the parties.
The difference between litigation and ADR approaches such as mediation and arbitration is the plaintiff and defendants are not allowed to fashion an agreement between them. The conflict will now be heard by a jury or judge in a court of law and they will hear the evidence and make the decision for the plaintiff and defendant.
Mr. Clinton Ford has many years of experience as an expert witness in a trial setting, enabling him to effectively communicate issues of the case to either the jury or judge.
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Is that a form of Dispute Resolution?
During the initial inspection