OPINION: A New Scarlet 'A'? Not So Fast!

Law360, New York (November 13, 2015, 11:44 AM EST) -- There is no doubt that mandatory arbitration procedures are sometimes used to stack the deck in favor of companies over individuals. But some recent news coverage has gone one step further, raising the question of whether there is something inherently wrong with arbitration that gives rise to an unfair result.

Extreme positions create the risk that very real benefits can be lost through overreactions to anecdotes. Who could fail to see the benefit, at least in certain matters, for an expert in a given field to evaluate cases quickly and efficiently in contrast to a judge swamped with a crowded and...

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