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Can Machines Replace the Human Brain? A Review of Litigation Outcome Prediction Methods for Construction Disputes

Proceedings of the “New Perspectives In Construction Law” International Conference, March 2015

8 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2017  

Ahmad Alozn

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Students

Abdulla Galadari

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST); Khalifa University

Date Written: March 19, 2015

Abstract

Construction projects are naturally complicated and involve large number of unpredictable as well as external interrelated factors. Complex construction projects value is in excess of billions of dollars. As a result, disputes between the contracting parties are critical and difficult to resolve. Traditionally, litigation was the only avenue to resolve such disputes. However, with its complicated nature and technicalities involved, construction projects’ experts deployed alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation. Each vary in the involved resources and the legal consequences. Litigation, however, is found to be one of the most expensive and time consuming methods. Moreover, the results of litigation are unguaranteed. Therefore, researchers attempted to predict the outcome of litigation in the field of construction dispute to give the contracting parties a good order of estimate on the expected outcome. This would be a good tool to decide whether a party shall file a litigation case or not.

Suggested Citation

Alozn, Ahmad and Galadari, Abdulla, Can Machines Replace the Human Brain? A Review of Litigation Outcome Prediction Methods for Construction Disputes (March 19, 2015). Proceedings of the “New Perspectives In Construction Law” International Conference, March 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2902470

Ahmad Alozn

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Students ( email )

MASDAR
PO Box 54115
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Abdulla Galadari (Contact Author)

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) ( email )

MASDAR
PO Box 54115
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Khalifa University ( email )

Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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