"Arbitration is here to stay. Driven by what parties perceive as deficiencies of the formal judicial system, including expense, protracted length, gamesmanship, belligerency and wastefulness, arbitration has grown exponentially in the last ten years."
“Courts and legislatures, both federal and state, continue to sanction this trend. Given the $200 to $300 billion annual cost of civil litigation, arbitration’s dramatic increase must be viewed as a seismic shift in the notions of justice in this America. Formal studies also confirm general public acceptance of the process.”