Compare Various Dispute Resolution Methods

Confidential? Yes Yes No
Informal? Yes Yes No
Who controls outcome? Parties Single Arbitrator
or Three-Person Panel
Judge or
Binding? If settlement is reached, yes

If no settlement is reached, no

Yes, award with limited basis to appeal Yes, but have right to appeal
Appeal Process No Limited Yes
Avg. Time Duration or Range* day-days day-months day-months
Can attorney be present? Yes Yes Yes

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