The pandemic has thrown one challenge after another at the construction industry, in many instances causing unexpected delays and price hikes on projects that have led directly to an increase in litigation, including contractual disputes and fraud claims against builders.

One industry that may be benefitting from all of this upheaval, however, is alternative dispute resolution, which, for construction defendants, has proven to be a cost-effective and time-saving, well, alternative to litigating in the severely backlogged courts.

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