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Monday, June 10, 2019

What is the Difference between Arbitration and Mediation for my Legal Matter?

The main difference between arbitration and mediation is that in arbitration the arbitrator hears evidence and makes a decision.

In mediation, the process is a negotiation with the assistance of a neutral third party. The parties do not reach a resolution unless all sides agree.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Differences in Common Forms of Property Ownership

There are a variety of ways that an individual or group or company can hold title to a property.

While there are a variety of ways that an individual or group or company can hold title to a property from sole ownership to joint tenancy and beyond, here are the basic options that are a good first step for those about to take the leap to property ownership.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Using Mediation to Resolve Business Disputes

What are the benefits of using mediation instead of arbitration to resolve a business dispute?

Any business owner can attest that conflict in the realm of business is inevitable.  Business owners deal with a wide array of people on a daily basis, including business partners, customers, employees, vendors, and many more.  When a serious conflict arises between a business owner and a third party, several options exist to resolve the matter.  The three main means of conflict resolution are mediation, arbitration, and litigation.  At times, contractual disputes must be resolved using a manner prescribed in the contract.  Other times, the parties have an option in their choice of conflict resolution method.  Our Providence, Rhode Island business law attorneys discuss mediation and why it might be the best choice to resolve your business dispute below.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Boating and Booze Can Be a Lethal Combination: Don’t drink while boating and watch out for the other guy!

While most of us can’t help but be aware of the frightening statistics relative to drunk driving and its horrendous risks, many of us don’t consider the dangers of operating boats while “buzzed.” For a great many people, alcoholic beverages are so much a part of summer fun that they would no more think of stepping onto a boat for a pleasure cruise without beer or a pitcher of martinis than without towels or bathing suits. As those who have been injured in boating accidents can testify, however, the delights of boating while inebriated are more than outweighed by the miseries that result from boating while intoxicated. How many individuals have to be maimed, paralyzed, or killed for boaters to take drunk boating seriously?

Boating Accidents Should Be Reported Immediately

If you have had the misfortune of being injured while boating in an accident that is not your fault, especially if the boater responsible for your harm appeared to be intoxicated, your first job is to get to safety and receive any necessary medical care. Your second priority should be reaching out to a well-reputed...

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Monday, January 4, 2016


Welcome to the Providence Personal Injury Law Blog. Please check back for more updates and new information.  Thanks.

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