Aribitration Rises in Los Angeles Because of Mediation
Left, international commercial arbitrator, Eric Van Ginkel.
Right, AAA patent / commercial arbitrator, Les Weinstein.
The Los Angeles Legal Pad has been talking to our friend Michael Powell over at the AAA about the sixteen percent increase in the arbitrations in the greater Los Angeles area last year.
When asked "why the jump," Powell explained:
The only thing we can put our fingers on is the increase in mediation. We think all the attention put on ADR in California has made a difference in companies that are drafting contracts and including arbitration clauses.
The increase, Powell was reported as saying, was especially prevalent in the entertainment and health care industries.