Mediation proceedings may have prevented lawsuit against Amazon

November 29, 2012
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Lawsuit against Amazon

Businesses that are working with international companies or selling their products across borders may end up in a dispute for a multitude of different reasons, including contract issues, employee miscommunications or merger development problems.

However, not all parties may want to go to court due to minor disputes. As such, a Brazilian attorney can help businesses negotiating in this country mediate their concerns through dispute resolution tactics.

Companies that avoid going to court will not spend as much time and resources focused on monetary settlements. However, not all entities are able to work out their issues through mediation proceedings.

Two such parties include the governments of Brazil and Peru, which have filed a complaint against Amazon.com preventing the company from obtaining new internet domains, according to the Global Post.

The filed claims state that, if the e-commerce firm uses the URL it intends to, then it "would prevent the use of this domain for purposes of public interest related to the protection, promotion and awareness raising on issues related to the Amazon biome."

Nonetheless, attorneys specializing in mediation can help business owners reach an agreement and put an end to their dispute. The third party lawyer acts as a mediator and includes a timetable to structure the proceedings.

The Brazilian laws that are focused on mediation procedures include the Civil Code Introductory Law and the Code of Civil Procedure. These laws set up attorneys for dealing with international cases needing dispute resolution.

The use of arbitration in the Brazil legal system is currently on the rise, as businesses have a more confidential type of proceeding and the press cannot get a hold of the information like in a court case. Other benefits include the lack of enforcement in the final ruling, which allows both parties to remain in communication about their ultimate decisions regarding their dispute.

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