Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming an increasingly popular option among medium to large corporations, litigators and lawyers. As a speedy and less costly alternative to a court trial, ADR offers many advantages. Experienced judges bring years of experience to arbitration and mediation of complex commercial cases such as Medicare fraud cases.
Benefits of ADR
ADR combines the benefits of the federal court system and of arbitration. Like the federal court system, it has experienced judges, familiar rules and the option to appeal, while features like judge selection, speed, confidentiality, cost efficiency, customization, and enforceability draw on the best of arbitration processes.
Rules are agreed upon by all parties and are based on Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP). These are familiar to most litigators, and can be modified with the agreement of all parties.
Arbitration services from experienced judges
Alternative dispute resolution is increasingly popular because it offers an alternative to costly court trials for civil cases. Complex commercial cases like Medicare fraud cases are best settled though arbitration, where experienced judges help parties in arriving at a settlement that is agreeable to all. Arbitration services can provide
- Proprietary case management software
- Case Managers
- FRCP-based procedures
- Mock Trials
- Expert Testimony
- Standby Mediator
Resolving complex commercial cases
As well as help in arbitration of complex commercial cases such as medicare fraud cases and bankruptcy issues, ADR judges can play an important role in settling civil rights cases, copyright and patent law and intellectual properties.
The number of federal cases that actually go to trial is very low. In 1962, just 11.2% of federal cases went to trial. At the present time, just 1% of all civil cases reach the trail stage in federal courts, while the rest are settled out of court.
International investigations for public interest litigation
Experienced federal judges can also carry out international investigations for public interest litigation, such as those pertaining to the consequences of climate change. The consequences of pollution on public health too are a subject for public interest litigation. It is estimated that around 5,000 lives could be saved each year just by reducing the toxic air pollution created by industrial plants. It would also help to prevent heart and respiratory disease among thousands of people.
ADR experienced judges can help with the resolution of complex commercial cases like Medicare fraud cases and other types of white collar crime. Their experience and knowledge also makes them qualified to serve as investigators for important public and private litigation.