New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
eQuibbly has assembled a team of highly respected Judges, who presided over trials in courts in the U.S. and Canada, to decide cases online. Within two weeks a Judge will issue a legally-binding decision that is enforceable in a court of law in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The whole process takes place online in a virtual private room where the plaintiff and defendant explain their disagreement, upload evidence, answer the Judge's questions, and receive a legally-binding judgment.
eQuibbly now specializes in private online-arbitrations conducted by highly-qualified Judges at affordable flat-rates. "Apart from the convenience of being able to settle a dispute from the comfort of your home or office, arbitration is becoming popular because suing someone in court is a public process where information about a business or someone's personal affairs is available for anyone to see. Not so with arbitration - It's possible to avoid unwanted publicity and to protect confidential information from prying eyes", said Lance Soskin, president of eQuibbly. "Most people don't realize how time-consuming, intimidating, unpredictable, costly, invasive and frustrating court can be – even small claims court. I explain what litigation is like in an article I wrote titled 'Is Suing Someone in Court Similar to Getting a Digital Rectal Exam?'".
The Situation In Trial Courts Is Dire. Government budget cuts have led to many courts being shuttered and others downsized, resulting in even larger backlogs for courts with an already over-burdened docket. In many jurisdictions, hundreds-of-thousands of claimants must now wait much longer than normal to have their day in court - some waiting years to have their civil complaints heard by a judge. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in his annual report on the state of the federal judiciary that budget cuts will create widespread delays in resolving civil and criminal cases and over time these delays will give rise to “commercial uncertainty, lost opportunities and unvindicated rights.”1
eQuibbly offers a simple, private and cost-effective way for individuals and companies to resolve disputes without the expense and aggravation of litigation. For a reasonable flat-fee, former official trial Judges arbitrate cases online and hand down legally-binding decisions that are enforceable in courts of law.
Private entities are permitted by similar arbitration laws in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and many other countries, to decide cases and hand down legally-binding decisions called Arbitral Awards that are enforceable in a court of law on a summary motion. Regular contracts, like settlement agreements, are not enforceable in this manner - to enforce them one would first have to litigate the matter. The purpose of arbitration is to bypass litigation and end up with an enforceable decision.
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1. 2013 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, December 31, 2013 (supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/year-end/2013year-endreport.pdf).