Arbitration is used by thousands of organizations from every sector that count on the American Arbitration Association® (AAA®) and our 87 years of knowledge and experience to resolve a variety of disputes, including large and complex cases. As part of our ongoing efforts to directly address users’ stated preferences for a more streamlined, cost-effective and tightly-managed process, the AAA has issued revised Commercial Arbitration Rulesthat will apply to cases filed as of October 1, 2013.
The revisions include:
a mediation step for all cases with claims of $75,000 or more (subject to the ability of any party to opt-out)
arbitral control over information exchange (discovery)
the availability of emergency measures of protection
access to dispositive motions
new preliminary hearing rules as well as remedies and sanctions for non-compliance