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Frequently Asked Questions: Litigation

What happens after discovery?

If there are no disputed facts, a party may move for summary judgment (a request that the Court resolve the matter based on the paperwork submitted without having to proceed to a trial).  If there are disputed facts, the parties might try to resolve the matter through informal settlement negations; through mediation (a process in which a neutral person attempts to facilitate a settlement); or through arbitration (a process in which a neutral person renders a binding decision).   Should the parties be unable to settle or resolve the case, it will ultimately be decided at a trial.

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