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Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Litigation

2017

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Resolving Time Sensitive Construction Disputes: Are Attorneys Just Getting In The Way?, Jeremy Winter Oct 2017

Resolving Time Sensitive Construction Disputes: Are Attorneys Just Getting In The Way?, Jeremy Winter

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

In addition to promoting the usage of other compelling dispute resolution alternatives such as dispute review boards, this Article advances the argument for marginalizing the over-involvement of and dependence upon zealous adversarial attorneys when attempting to resolve time sensitive construction disputes. More specifically, the remainder of this Article is divided into four main sections. Part II will introduce the construction industry's transactional system through the lens of principal construction professionals, examine the different types of construction contracts, and outline some common time sensitive construction disputes. Part III will provide an overview of alternative dispute resolution's rich connection to the construction …