Dale & Eke is taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously.  So, for the purpose of maintaining social distancing under CDC guidelines and to promote the health and safety of our clients, visitors and staff and reduce the spread of COVID-19, our physical office will be closed until further notice.

For the time being we are limiting all in-office meetings to those clients and potential clients who are not feeling ill or who have not shown signs of illness.  However, we are recommending that, unless you make other arrangements with your attorney, all client and potential client meetings occur via telephone or video conferencing.  If you have any paperwork for us that you need to drop off, please use the mail slot outside of the front door to our office.

We can still be reached at our office telephone number (317-844-7400). Your call will be answered by our office phone system and you may leave a voicemail in the general mailbox or with a specific attorney. All voicemails left in the general mailbox will be routed to the requested attorney or staff.

You may also email the firm through its website at  www.daleeke.com.

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and adjust procedures as necessary.  Your health and safety, and the health and safety of our attorneys and staff, is our highest priority.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain and unprecedented times.

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3 methods of resolving business disputes

Disputes are quite common in business, and if you find your Indiana business involved in one, you may start exploring your options to determine your strongest chance at a successful resolution. Most people choose to settle business disputes using one of three common methods: mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Per Harvard University, if previous attempts at coming to an agreement have failed, you may be able to settle matters using one of the following dispute resolution formats.

Mediation

Mediation requires you and the party or parties on the opposing side to meet with an unbiased third party known as a mediator. Both sides offer their perspectives, and then the mediator offers advice about how to move forward.

Arbitration

Arbitration is similar to mediation in that both have you coming together with a neutral third party. However, rather than give you his or her opinion, the arbitrator makes a legally binding decision about how to settle the disagreement.

Litigation

Sometimes, you may not be able to settle your business dispute through mediation or arbitration. Under these circumstances, you may have no choice but to move forward with litigation. Litigation has you and the opposing side square off with one another in front of a judge or jury with the help of your attorneys. Often, but not always, litigation ends with some sort of settlement.

Regardless of what dispute resolution method you choose, make sure to arrive prepared. Bring any evidence that backs up your side with you and make sure to carefully document all details and communications that relate to your business dispute.