"Even if you have a legitimate case, if your opponent has a lot more money to spend on high-priced attorneys who employ delay tactics, as Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank and Dragon's Den fame would say, either "you're going to be squashed like the cockroach you are", or those high-priced lawyers are going to have you tied-up in hearings and motions and pre-trial discovery for so many months or possibly years that you will go broke before you ever get the chance to present the full merits of your case..."
Posted by The Huffington Post on 02-26-13
"If you pit the wisdom of the masses against Judge Judy, who would win? If Lance Soskin has anything to say about it, online dispute resolution may one day displace traditional arbitration and mediation to help people avoid the hassle and cost of going to court. His online start-up, eQuibbly, has been offering people in the U.S. and Canada a new way to settle their disputes..."
Posted by Marco Chown Oved, Staff Reporter at the Toronto Star on 12-16-2012
"There isn’t much you can’t do online these days. From shopping to dating, and banking to gaming, it seems that no activity, whether work- or leisure-related, is out of the question. Now, with the launch of eQuibbly, you can even resolve disputes online, thereby avoiding costly and time-consuming court proceedings..."
Posted on 11-16-2012
"Nevermind telling your side of the story in court, or to your best friend. Cyber justice is starting to be dispensed to resolve civil disputes and personal disagreements. Sometimes it's left to ordinary folks to vote on winners and losers. Take eQuibbly, for example. It lets people bring their personal and business disputes online -- anything from complaints about loud music to boyfriends oogling other women to how restaurant tips should be shared..."
Posted by The Canadian Press on 09-26-2012
"Trying to resolve a dispute with a neighbour, contractor, or even friend? There are lots of disputes that bother us but are too minor to go to court over yet seemingly impossible to agree on. So how do they get resolved..."
Posted by Knowlton Thomas on 08-28-2012
"Quibbly offers disputing parties the option to post either “non-binding” disputes or “legally binding” disputes. These parties are typically seeking advice on who is right and suggestions that may help them resolve their dispute. Often, eQuibbly is a last resort for people who have sought out advice from others, or who have tried to negotiate in person and failed to resolve anything. As a result, they turn to independent third parties who can review the facts and evidence without any emotional attachment and reach a final decision..."
Posted by Sifat Azad on 09-21-2012
"With eQuibbly, no matter what your dispute is, you can take it to the platform and get people to give their ideas for resolution and then the public can vote on them...eQuibbly is an incredible idea founded in Toronto by Lance Soskin, a lawyer, investment banker and now entrepreneur."
Posted by Kyle Sandler on 09-20-2012
Move Over Judge Judy, Let your Social Network be your Judge
eQuibbly Provides Fair, Fast, Free Online Dispute Resolution
Toronto, ON (August 28, 2012) – With the economy in the doldrums, litigation has moved financially out-of-reach for the average person. As a result, the legal industry is taking the path forged by many other service industries –weaning itself off its expensive brick-and-mortar ways and moving to the web. eQuibbly, a new arbitration app, allows people to post disputes online, and have Facebook friends and Twitter followers, and the general public be the jury. It's much faster and cheaper than taking them to court.
“Online arbitration is the latest trend in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). We take it a step further by introducing crowdsourcing and crowdvoting into the mix,” said Lance Soskin, president of eQuibbly. “If you think about it, leveraging your social network to resolve your disputes makes sense. We trust our friends and fellow citizens to provide us with accurate information every time we research something on Wikipedia and TripAdvisor. And we trust them to make the right decision when electing government officials. So why not have them help resolve our disputes?”
With eQuibbly, both parties present their side of the story and their proposed resolution. Then their Facebook friends, Twitter followers and others interested in the dispute vote for the winner. The entire process takes about 14 days. In addition to party vs. party disputes, eQuibbly has a "controversial dispute of the week" where people debate current hot topics.
eQuibbly is holding a "Pen the Best Tagline" contest on Facebook and Twitter until October 15, where the winner will receive $400. See details on eQuibbly’s Facebook Page.
eQuibbly offers a free web application to help resolve disputes quickly and fairly online. The company believes decisions should be rendered according to what impartial third parties perceive as being fair to the persons involved given the circumstances surrounding the dispute, rather than the uncompromising laws of the judiciary. eQuibbly offers two options: (1) Post a dispute in public so users of the site and your social network can vote for the winner, or (2) post a confidential private dispute where only invited arbitrators or mediators can participate.
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