Dispute

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Dispute

A conflict or controversy; a conflict of claims or rights; an assertion of a right, claim, or demand on one side, met by contrary claims or allegations on the other. The subject of litigation; the matter for which a suit is brought and upon which issue is joined, and in relation to which jurors are called and witnesses examined. A labor dispute is any disagreement between an employer and his or her employees concerning anything job-related, such as tenure, hours, wages, fringe benefits, and employment conditions.

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Chamroeun called on the disputants to be patient while the provincial administration works on the cases gradually.
These discussions would be started by either side and always ended with my husband defending himself against a roomful of disputants. I add, with pride, that he could hold his own and keep his temper.
She also examines how female disputants use and experience the legal process in the new family courts, and the function and significance of family law in general and the legal reforms in particular for Egyptian women and men as they navigate marriage and negotiate the terms of their marital roles and rights.
'It is the method where disputants can participate in the solution finding process, so ADR can't be substitute of formal judicial system but can complement and support it,' he added.
Indeed, some disputants tried to corner the market on brutes to limit their availability to opposing disputants.
The article examines transcripts from dispute mediation to explore mediators' strategic maneuvering for keeping disputants on task--that is, on creating a plan regarding custody and visitation arrangements for their children.
"The new centre is open on two shifts to better handle family disputes at the most suitable time for the disputants."
Establishing the rules of justice amongst disputants enhances confidence in the court's performance and raises its status on Arab and international scenes, he stressed.
In 2015, the state registered deposits paid by private legal disputants, pending the outcome of their cases, as revenue representing around 7% of the state's total revenue in that year.
When the disputants reach a settlement, a reconciliation agreement is signed by both parties and attested by a competent judge after which it becomes a legally enforceable document.
Cognitive resolution is the way disputants understand and view the conflict, with beliefs and perspectives and understandings and attitudes.