in dispute


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in dispute

Causing doubt, disagreement, or controversy. You're qualifications are not in dispute; it's your demeanor in the office that we have an issue with. The inheritance has been in dispute among the siblings for many years now.
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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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The nature of insurance coverage disputes mandates that an insurer accept reasonable settlement demands, even where coverage is legitimately in dispute and properly reserved.
Virgin Trains said most of its station staff belonged to an-other union, which was not in dispute, and it would do all it could to maintain a normal service.
Romario, in dispute with Spanish outfit Valencia, killed the game off with two goals in seven minutes.
Of the parties here in dispute, only [the cedent] Casualty had the information available to it.
They typically have experience in disputes spanning disparate industries.
While Zeig involved a dispute over first-party property insurance, it is notable that almost all of the cases applying the Zeig rule did so in disputes involving third-party liability insurance.