No one wants disputes! But if you have one you need to get it Resolved quickly, inexpensively and efficiently and arbitration is a material benefit to all parties.
Unfortunately, the very act of doing business creates the possibility of disputes. Make the process of Resolution of disputes simpler for all parties by including a fair, equitable, and objective binding arbitration clause in your contracts with sub-contractors, service providers, and customers. Create the mechanism for dispute Resolution before they occur. Dispute Resolution activities should be invoked only after good faith efforts to resolve a dispute have failed.
If your dispute is with a customer, a professional service provider or a supplier or other business The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois has the forum you should use for resolution. Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce members are entitled to a 25% reduction in their portion of the arbitration hearing fees. For information and fees go to www.chicago.bbb.org.
Ultimately, there's a winner and a loser in a dispute. Why not sooner rather than later?
There is a growing trend to use arbitration to resolve business and personal disputes. This trend comes on the heels of rising litigation costs and escalating emotional expenditure for anyone involved in a dispute submitted to traditional litigation.
For details on the BBB ADR process contact: Roxanne Calibraro, Director of Dispute Resolution @ 312.245.2570; ~ e-mail Roxanne@chicago.BBB.org or click www.chicago.bbb.org/