- Informal Mediation is the beginning of the formal DRC procedures.
- There are certain filing requirements as well as a twenty-one day timeframe within which the parties work towards a resolution.
- Informal mediation affords both parties with an opportunity to submit a written account of what transpired, along with supporting documentation.
- Once both disputants have had a chance to contribute, the DRC staff will help them reach an amicable, voluntary settlement.
- If the parties cannot agree to settle their dispute, a formal mediation or an arbitration option may be elected.
- Formal Mediation is an option that can be used regardless of the dollar value of the claim.
- Both parties must agree to use this option and the mediation is carried out by an independent third party mediator that can be selected from a roster maintained by DRC.
- If the parties do not agree to use formal mediation, or should a mediation not succeed in generating a settlement acceptable to both parties, then either party may proceed with arbitration.
- Unlike arbitration, all of the details of a formal mediation remain confidential. If a party later defaults on their obligations, the terms of the settlement can be enforced the same as an arbitration award, provided the parties execute a written settlement agreement with the mediator.
In dispute situations with our clients, the services provided by DRC have fulfilled Meridian Fruits SPR de RL Expectations and the results have left us with great satisfaction. For the above reasons, we put our trust in DRC for further assistance.