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dispute something with someone

to argue with someone about something, such as an amount of money. The customer disputed the amount of the check with the waiter. Please don't feel like you have to dispute every bill with the supplier.
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in dispute

also under dispute
doubted or causing argument Her ability to do the job is not in dispute.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form open to dispute (still in doubt): Her story of what happened is still open to dispute.
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in dispute

Disagreed about, in controversy. For example, This parcel of land is in dispute, claimed by several persons, or The origin of this phrase is in dispute. [Mid-1600s]
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IDRS Ltd, one of the UK's leading dispute resolution service providers, has been sold by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) to the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) on 8 November 2011.
The client may remain cooperative only as long as he or she believes the agency is doing its best to resolve a dispute in a fair manner.
This book provides a detailed, practical explanation as to how dispute boards work in construction contracts.
The Panama Canal Expansion was one of the highest profile disputes in 2013, with the Panama Canal Authority in dispute with the GUCP contractor consortium about cost overruns said to be worth $1.
Later, they agreed to settle the dispute this month.
Given the hundreds of millions-indeed billions--of reinsurance dollars currently in dispute before arbitration panels, it is imperative that the industry address the problem underlying today's arbitration system.
At end of the day, those involved in a noise dispute are still neighbors who must see each other in the elevator.
To change the time-consuming and unpleasant system of never-ending audits and dispute may require a simpler tax system, an adequately staffed and risk-oriented tax organization and an open-minded public.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme, the scheme operated by The Dispute Service in England and Wales, now protects deposits to the value of [pounds sterling]1.
Small businesses in a dispute are set to benefit from the launch today of Dispute Support, a new online dispute resolution information and referral tool.
Summary: The newly created Rental Dispute Settlement Centre, which will start operations in early December, seeks to resolve real estate disputes speedily, efficiently and fairly, a top Dubai government official said on Thursday.
Dispute settlement machinery is a mechanism set up for the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes.
Wayne Clark, director (Dispute Management) at Hill International Qatar, said steps should be taken now, rather than later, to include sensible dispute resolution provisions in the contracts.
Any civil dispute arising between parties can be resolved not only in the court.