Frequently Asked Questions
Plaintiff: The party making the Claim.
Defendant: The party against whom the Claim is made.
Claim: The Plaintiff’s legal and factual allegation against the Defendant.
E-Judge: The party deciding who prevails (wins) in the dispute.
Discovery: The process in which the parties request information from each other.
Award: Written determination by the Judge as to who prevails (wins) the dispute.
Jurisdiction: The authority granted to the court to hear a case.
Counter Claim: An additional Claim by the defendant against the plaintiff.
The fees to use Brief are paid by the Plaintiff, so there is no up-front cost to the Defendant. However, the Plaintiff may seek reimbursement of those fees through the Brief dispute process and, if the Plaintiff prevails (wins), those fees paid by the Plaintiff to Brief may be included in the Final Award total.
Our policy is that the party initiating the case is the party responsible for the initial cost of arbitration unless the parties otherwise agree to split or shift those fees. (In those instances the Brief administrator should be contacted to facilitate a shared payment.)
It depends if your Claim is eligible for a return of attorney fees and costs. Brief will ask you, when you upload your Claim or your defense, if your costs are eligible to be paid back (it’s also ok if you don’t know; the Judge will review and correct for you). The Judge will also confirm whether a recovery of attorney’s fees (being paid back for your out-of-pocket) and your costs is appropriate. Any Award (decision) for attorney’s fees and other costs will always be, per federal and state law, at the discretion of the E-Judge.
Yes, we take all major credit cards, and ACH payments.
Offered as enterprise software, we utilize a credit-based system for our pricing model. As there are multiple paths a claim can take (default, contested, settlement, judgment, etc.), pricing will vary, depending on which milestone triggered events occur. Get in touch with us to obtain a quote.