Frequently Asked Questions2020-11-12T09:45:35-08:00

Glossary:

Plaintiff: The party making the Claim.

Defendant: The party against whom the Claim is made.

Claim: The Plaintiff’s legal and factual allegation against the Defendant.

E-Judge: The party deciding who prevails (wins) in the dispute.

Discovery: The process in which the parties request information from each other.

Award: Written determination by the Judge as to who prevails (wins) the dispute.

Jurisdiction: The authority granted to the court to hear a case.

Counter Claim: An additional Claim by the defendant against the plaintiff.

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What is an Award and what do I do with it?2020-11-04T15:03:32-08:00

Similar to traditional arbitration and mediation, Ejudicate is a private service and renders the parties in a dispute an Award (decision).  Again, similar to traditional arbitration and mediation, the Award will be a one-to-two page document that summarizes the Claim, the E-Judge’s decision, and why they decided in that way. That Award can then, at the choice of the prevailing (winning) party, be filed with the appropriate court to be converted into a legally binding judgment.

Can the E-Judge ask questions of the litigants?2020-11-04T14:59:01-08:00

Yes, if there is a question of fact or evidence, the E-Judge will ask the parties to clarify information and may ask for additional written testimony, evidence or documents.  

What are my rights?2020-11-04T14:59:23-08:00

Ejudicate recommends that you consult with an attorney as you have the right to defend the Claim against you.

Do I have to respond to a Claim?2020-11-12T00:01:53-08:00

Ejudicate recommends that you consult with an attorney, but failure to respond to a Claim may result in a default Award or judgment against you. 

Do I get an opportunity to dispute the Claim?