Fair’s fair, I suppose. As I discussed here, a growing consensus has emerged concerning the limited value and not so limited failings of arbitration as a forum for resolving complex disputes; as I have discussed in other posts, such as here, the efficacy and value of arbitration really depends on the particulars of the specific case a party is presenting.

In the interest of equal time, I suspect the American Arbitration Association would disagree with that consensus, and I suspect you can find much of how that organization views arbitration in the AAA’s Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, which I just received a sales pitch for. For those of you with an interest in commercial arbitration, a lot of the topics in the handbook look right on point and concern issues I have talked about on this blog, such as management of the complex case and judicial review of arbitration decisions. For anyone interested in more detail and greater depth on some of the issues related to arbitration that I have discussed on this blog, this book is a good place to start.