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The best time to agree on a sensible way to resolve a contractual dispute is when parties are negotiating their business agreement, before any dispute has arisen. A cooperative atmosphere typically prevails at that juncture, so that agreeing on rational, fair dispute resolution procedures can be built into the negotiating process. Once disputes erupt, it can be much more difficult for parties to agree about anything.
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