Add this free clause to your contracts to protect yourself against the threat of litigation or dispute in the Public Court System.
If a dispute arises out of or relates to this contract, or the breach thereof, and if the dispute cannot be settled through negotiation, the parties agree first to try in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation administered by Peacemaker Equity under the Peacemaker Equity Rules before resorting to arbitration.
The mediation will be conducted in person at a specified location or via video conference or phone call and all documentation/evidence relating to the dispute and any negotiation which has taken place is to be provided via email to email@example.com at least 7 days before the mediation can commence.
The parties agree to waive their right to sue or litigate in any public court and agree to try in good faith to informally resolve any dispute via negotiation and mediation for at least 30 days before starting arbitration.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first engage a mediation session conducted by Peacemaker Equity. If the mediation process is unsuccessful and arbitration is required, the party seeking arbitration must send the other parties a written notice with a detailed explanation of the dispute, its basis and the relief sought with an accompanying affidavit.
If you want to send such a notice to Peacemaker Equity, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we want to send such a notice to you, we will send it to the email address associated with your account or to the email address requested.
If the parties do not reach an agreement to resolve the dispute via negotiation or mediation within 30 days after the date the notice was sent, then the parties may start arbitration as described below.
The parties agree that Peacemaker Equity administer the arbitration, and the arbitration will be governed by the principles of equity contained in the Bible.
The rules and principles for the PeacemakerEquity arbitration process are found at http://peacemakerequity.com. The arbitrator is bound by these rules and principles. The arbitration will be conducted via video conference, in person or by phone call.
All documentation/evidence is to be provided to email@example.com and the parties agree that the arbitrator’s judgement will be final and enforceable under applicable law, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court with jurisdiction.
The arbitration costs will be shared between all parties, according to the Peacemaker Equity Rules.
The parties agree that if they are unhappy with the outcome of the arbitration, they can appeal the decision to a jury of twelve which will be conducted via video conference, in person or by phone call, with all documentation/evidence to be provided to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A jury trial will follow the same rules and principles as an arbitration. The judgement will be made in consideration of all available evidence and in accordance with the principles of equity contained in the Bible.
If you do not want to be bound by this binding arbitration provision, you must inform Peacemaker Equity within 7days of the date that you first accepted these terms by agreeing to this clause. A written notification must be sent to email@example.com with your name address and a clear statement that you do not want to resolve disputes with us through the Peacemaker Equity arbitration process.