You can add an arbitration clause to your agreement to use Mediation and Civil Arbitration, Inc. ("M&CA") as your forum to settle disputes to avoid court.
If you include an M&CA arbitration clause in a validly executed agreement and make a valid claim with M&CA and the other side doesn’t respond or attend the hearing, an M&CA arbitrator has discretion to make a final, court-enforceable decision on your claim based on the evidence presented (assuming proper notice is given - i.e. you have provided us with their correct email address).
You can modify the above-suggested sample arbitration clause as you see fit.
Please be advised that the sample arbitration clause, and any other information on this site, is not intended to be legal advice and your particular situations and agreements may vary. Please seek the advice of a licensed attorney to be sure you understand the above, and that you properly incorporate an M&CA arbitration clause into your agreement.
Please email if you have any questions on the above.
SAMPLE ARBITRATION CLAUSE
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by Mediation and Civil Arbitration, Inc. (www.mcarbitration.org) in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules effective at the time a claim is made, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Arbitrators shall be appointed by Mediation and Civil Arbitration, Inc. The place of arbitration shall be New York, New York and any hearing shall be held via video or telephone conference. The parties agree that no objection shall be taken to the decision, order or award of the tribunal following any such hearing on the basis that the hearing was held by video or telephone conference. The parties consent to electronic service of process, with service to be made to the following email addresses [PARTY 1 EMAIL ADDRESS] and [PARTY 2 EMAIL ADDRESS]. All such service of process may come from the opposing party's email listed here or email@example.com. The parties shall list all said email addresses as "safe senders" (or other whitelist) and are responsible to check their "SPAM" and "junk" type incoming messages on a daily basis.
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