Have your read your contract lately? If there is a clause stating that either mediation or arbitration is the first choice to settle disputes, then the contract is giving you an alternative to litigation. Litigation means suing someone in a court of law, with the proper help of an attorney. Litigation may still remain as an alternative provided that the arbitration clause in your original contract is NOT BINDING.
A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE, however, essentially restricts the two parties to the decision of an ARBITROR, whom the two parties have agreed that should settle the case. agreement or contract to abide by the rules of an ARBITRATOR. Although the two parties can represent themselves in an arbitration, it is also possible for each of them to bring their respective attorneys to represent them. We have members of our team who can conduct an arbitration.