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Company name and nature of the dispute. *
(sales contract, employment contract, nursing home contract, etc)
Who initiated the dispute? You
Company
Contract Problems:
Were you aware of the BMA clause?
Were you given enough time to read it?
Were you rushed to sign the contract?
Was it understandable?
Were the implications explained to you?
Did you ask to strike the clause?
Were you given the option to strike the clause and continue with the contract?
Other issues?
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Dispute Resolution:
When the dispute arose what steps did you take?
Did you try to go to court?
Did you consult an attorney?
 
If you proceeded with arbitration, what issue did you face during the proceedings:
Were you able to meet the time requirements for filing and responding to requests?
Were you required to meet burdensome documentation requirements?
Other issues?
 
Amount you were required to pay:
Flat fee:
To initiate claim only:
Discovery:
Hourly rate for arbitrator:
Telephone hearing:
In person proceeding:
Other costs: (Please explain and break down costs as best as possible)
 
Arbitration Service Provider
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Were you required to use this company or could you opt for another provider?
Did you have a lawyer?
If so did you have difficulty finding one?
Other issues?
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Outcome:
Did you get the outcome you sought?
Were you satisfied with the results?
Who paid Attorneys fees?
If you were awarded money how much were you awarded?
Was that sum what you asked for?
If you were required to pay damages, how much did you pay?
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