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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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Rics's Jackson explains that a change of mindset and industry culture is also required to minimise disputes in the region: "Based on our discussions with contractors, [we have found that] they feel and continue to suffer from the master/servant mindset in the industry.
The LCCI president said that when trade relations develop, there are possibilities that trade disputes may arise.
The Abu Dhabi Lease Law No.: (20) of 2006, as amended by Law No.: (6) of (2009) (" Abu Dhabi Lease Law "), provides that rental disputes must be referred to the Rental Disputes Committee, which is established by the law.
Mediation in the civil and commercial field can be used for the following areas, among others: partnership disputes, corporate transactional disputes, commercial agency disputes, professional negligence disputes, employer/ employee disputes, insolvency disputes and general commercial disputes.
He said the law would help in efficient and effective resolution of international trade disputes through negotiations, mediation, arbitration, determinations, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and referral of disputes to Commercial Benches that would be set up under the proposed Commission.
Mediator is a neutral third party person who encourages those in the dispute to talk to each other about issues.
In his judgment the judge commented "That is precisely the kind of information which must be disclosed to a potential purchaser for them to be able to make up their minds whether they wish to buy a property with the running sore of constant disputes and antagonism existing between the owners of the access road and those who have rights of way over it" This is obviously a good indication as to how the courts would view Ian's dispute.
The results of the third National BIM Survey (NBS) survey into construction contracts and related legal issues has cemented what we already knew - disputes are a part of our everyday working life.
India has seen a significant number of tax disputes between the government and the corporate sector in the recent past, many of which have made headlines.
Border Disputes: A Global Encyclopedia was compiled in response to the rapidly increasing amount of new borders and border disputes.
Gone is the notion that in-house counsel manage disputes by overseeing litigation after the eruption of a dispute.
According to details the Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani has established Dispute Resolution councils in Cantt Peshawar last year so as to bring positive change in Thana culture and ensure prompt settlement of petty disputes amongst the general public.