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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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Arbitration is a dispute resolution process in which the disputing parties present their case to a third party--arbitrator or arbitrator's commission.
A mediator, chosen by the disputing parties, facilitates discussion of the dispute between them; he assists the parties in coming to their own resolution.
Confronted with the long delays and high costs that are typical of litigation, disputing parties often choose to settle their differences via ADR outside court--to achieve solutions faster and to save money.