How E-Discovery differs in arbitration versus court proceedings, and how and when to use an E-Discovery expert in arbitration to ensure a swift, cost-effective process.
Arbitration is a type of dispute resolution – specifically, the private, judicial determination of a dispute by an independent third-party. Arbitration proceedings are generally adversarial in nature, but are less formal than a court proceeding. The primary objective of arbitration is to resolve legal disputes quickly, efficiently, and privately. Arbitration is particularly useful where parties would otherwise incur substantial discovery costs, such as in cases requiring the production and examination of electronic information. If properly staffed, an arbitration panel can greatly reduce the inefficiencies associated with the litigation of cases involving electronic disclosure. (Contact us to request copy)