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Term: Bifurcate (bifurcation)
Definition: A trial of issues seperately. On occasion, where expediency is paramount and the resolution of an issue may be determinative of other issues, the trial judge may order bifurcation.
 
 
Term: Binding Arbitration
Definition: An informal dispute resolution method where the issues are decided by a person or panel of persons selected by the parties to resolve a dispute and where the decision is binding on the parties and there is no right of appeal except in very limited circumstances. An alternative to Trial.