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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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ADR entities provide facilitators chosen by mutual accord of disputing parties.
Sanders Sauls also seemed to conflate the "protest" and "contest" phases of disputing an election in Florida (and the differing burdens of proof required in each phase).
Whatever one may think of the Florida high court's handling of the election cases, there's no disputing that when it comes to lack of judicial restraint, it's the U.
Mediation is a voluntary, nonbinding process using a neutral third party to guide the disputing parties toward a mutually satisfactory resolution, Bates said.
As opposed to other dispute resolution approaches, mediation best meets this balance of organizational goals and Individual needs, Mediation is a process in which disputing parties meet with a trained, impartial, third party mediator.
Shoemaker, disputing GM's assertion that the strike is about the company's ability to be more competitive, said that the UAW doesn't have the same kind of labor problems with Ford Motor Co.
The popular alternative to lawsuits offers disputing parties the opportunity to resolve issues efficiently, inexpensively, and on their own terms.
A mediator assists disputing parties in voluntarily reaching a mutually acceptable resolution.
Who are the key players in a non-competition employment dispute situation - can you give me at least 3-4 examples - (such as the business owner, disputing party, lawyers, employees, etc.
Customers disputing one or more charges typically hold their entire payment until any disputes are resolved.
Privileged conversations between mediators and disputing parties must be protected and remain secure.
The high-level and diverse experience of the panel members allows SquareTrade to handle complex, high value cases and provide a premium level of service to disputing businesses.
SquareTrade offers a structured and unbiased multi-step process to guide disputing parties to resolution, which is conducted completely online.
The City of Shavano Park (a neighboring municipality of approximately 2500 people) has been disputing Martin Marietta Materials' rights to access certain longer-term reserves at the Beckman quarry.