Legal columnist James M. Goldberg advises that decisions on how to resolve a disagreement can be settled at the contract stage.
One of the more frequently overlooked provisions of a meeting contract is the clause dealing with dispute resolution — the procedure to be followed when one of the parties breaches its obligations. Negotiation between the parties is always an option and need not be specified in a contract. The parties could specify mediation — bringing in a third party to help facilitate a resolution of the problem — but since a mediator generally has no authority to impose a solution, this approach is ...
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