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Title: Arbitration Alternative - A Comparative Analysis of Case Processing Time, Disposition Mode, and Cost in the American Arbitration Association and the Courts
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1983)  Pages:discussion 6-19
Author(s): H M Kritzer; A K Anderson
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Annotation: Alternatives to traditional litigation have been popular topics for discussion and debate in recent years, though existing alternatives have seldom been the subject of empirical enquiry. This note compares one particular alternative, arbitration through the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to civil litigation in state and federal courts.
Abstract: The analysis shows (1) that AAA cases are generally processed more quickly than court cases, (2) that AAA cases are more likely to be 'decided' (rather than 'settled'), and (3) that AAA processing is not necessarily less costly than court processing. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Arbitration
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