Arbitration is not for everyone

Illustrating yet again that a decisive majority — including the editors of the Wall Street Journal — can be wrong, 82 percent of respondents in a survey commissioned by the Obama campaign favored out-of-court arbitration over traditional courtroom litigation. The Wall Street Journal’s write up, “No Lawyers, Please,” notes that “most Americans do not want their day in court. Rather, they prefer cheaper and faster methods of settling arguments.” If cheap and fast are the criteria, why not just roll dice or bring back duels? Continue reading