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Arbitration

Los Angeles Arbitration Attorneys

If you have contacted a manufacturer about a defective car, motor home, or other consumer product, they may suggest you resolve the dispute through arbitration. The manufacturer may present it as an effective and efficient way to reach a resolution. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Humphries, we believe that this is not an effective method of resolving defective product disputes. In fact, the California Lemon Law contains absolutely no requirement for arbitration. Arbitration can result in an unsatisfactory outcome, such as being asked to try to repair your defective product again, or being told that the defect is not serious.

Before you agree to go through arbitration, contact us at (562) 493-0289 for a free initial consultation about your options.

There are two types of arbitration, nonbinding and binding. Binding arbitration obligates you to any decision that is reached at the hearing. Nonbinding arbitration, on the other hand, will be presented to you as a loose option, such that if you do not like the results, you can take your case back to the traditional court system. Unfortunately, the results of the nonbinding arbitration hearing can be used against you if you take your case back to court. For that reason, we recommend against arbitration of either type.

While we encourage you not to take the arbitration route, if you choose to do so, we recommend that you enlist the help of an attorney. The arbitration process is just like a trial, with the opportunity to present evidence and explain your case in front of an arbitrator. An experienced lawyer can work to see that your consumer rights are protected in this setting.

Contact the Orange County defective product dispute lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Humphries for an experienced consumer protection attorney at (562) 493-0289. Se habla Español. We are available to assist clients throughout California, including Bellflower, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange County.

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The Law Offices of Michael S. Humphries
1400 Ocean Ave
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: 562-493-0289
Toll Free: 1-866-344-4999
Fax: 562-493-0371

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