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Arbitration Clause

Wherever the right to contract is assured, you and the other party can agree by contract to use eMediate as mediator and arbitrator for any potential dispute. It is best if this agreement is in place before any dispute arises. This is accomplished by simply adding the paragraph in the box below, to all contracts before signing.

By doing this, you will keep your dispute out of public courts. Your attorney may discourage this. Remember, many attorneys earn money by filing lawsuits, which you want to avoid.

If you failed to have this Arbitration Clause in place in advance and now find yourself in a dispute, it may not be too late. However, you now need to convince your adversary to voluntarily agree to have eMediate hear the issue. This could be more difficult, but may be possible in the interests of economy, privacy and ease. If you find yourself in this predicament, we may be able to help. Click here for our invitation widget.

If you are wise and want to prepare in advance, select and copy the following clause and then paste it into all of your contracts.

If you have any questions, contact us here, or if you would like a free e-consultation, contact here.

eMediate shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this contract including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable according to its rules current at the time the dispute is filed. Any dispute or claim filed in a public court or other private court is a breach of this contract and is grounds for immediate dismissal of the claim wrongly filed. A final decision and award by eMediate is binding and can be filed wherever required to affect an end to the dispute and secure just compensation.
Sample Arbitration Clause to add to your contracts

Medical practitioners and others in a "superior role" of the relationship (see Malpractice and Validity of Contracts ) may be able to reduce voidability of their contract by adding the following clause (in addition to the clause above):

"Currently, there is no doctor / patient relationship between the parties. This contract merely contemplates initiation of that possible future relationship. Because there is no relationship, both parties are equal under the law (without any superiority or undue influence, presumed or actual). Part of the inducement (consideration) to enter into a future relationship, at the prices contemplated, is the offer and acceptance of this agreement for eMediate to arbitrate any dispute."

Sample Arbitration Clause to add to your contracts

Agreement to Arbitrate

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