Coral Springs Fla., September 25, 2013 – Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc. (ARS) today announces the launch of a proprietary cloud-based service that integrates technology and arbitration for a revolutionary approach to dispute resolution. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., the company’s Arb-IT™ software fully automates the step-by-step process of arbitration and mediation.
ARS helps clients resolve disputes involving claims for monetary damages up to $100,000 in a faster, more efficient and less costly way than traditional litigation. Unlike judicial processes, ARS arbitration hearings and mediations are scheduled for the convenience of the participants – they never have to leave their homes, offices or businesses. Hearings and mediations are conducted via phone and video conference.
“ARS clients can save as much as 80 percent of the costs of traditional litigation in as little as 20 percent of the time,” said ARS President and CEO Thomas P. Weber. “This affordability means that individuals and small to mid-sized companies can pursue claims previously out of reach.”
The Arb-IT™ software allows users to upload evidence (including photographs and videos) from virtually any PC, tablet or mobile device so parties can easily participate in the dispute resolution process.
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Arb-IT™ uses a proprietary, fully automated and impartial arbitrator selection process to systematically select credentialed arbitrators to manage claims. To ensure neutrality, a conflicts check is integrated into the ARS system to make sure the arbitrator has no connection to the parties.
Notable ARS Board Members
George Friedman is the former Executive Vice President of Dispute Resolution of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He previously served as a senior officer at the American Arbitration Association, and is an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches alternative dispute resolution. He is an American thought leader who has the distinction of being one of the architects of the Due Process Protocols for both employment arbitration, and health care dispute resolution. He has published often on alternative dispute resolution and technology.
“For years, I’ve had a vision for a comprehensive, web-based ADR system,” said Mr. Friedman. “ARS is the fulfillment of that vision, and I’m delighted to be joining the Board.”
Randy Wood is the co-founder of Citrix Systems, a global software company that has grown into a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Wood held key management positions at Burroughs (now Unisys) and Data General (now EMC).
“ARS is revolutionizing the way formal disputes are resolved in the United States,” said Mr. Wood. “We bring cutting-edge technology to justice and justice to the masses.”
About Arbitration Resolution Services
Arbitration Resolution Services was created to revolutionize the way disputes are resolved throughout the country. By integrating state-of-the-art technology with experienced and knowledgeable professionals, ARS has developed the ideal environment to bring alternative dispute resolution, using binding arbitration, to virtually everyone, anywhere in the country. For further information, visit www.arbresolutions.com.
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