Compulsory Arbitration - Introduction

Compulsory Arbitration – Introduction

Anyone who has been through litigation knows how expensive it can become, and very quickly. Taking a case from the initial investigation through a full trial will easily cost in the low six figures. The incredible expense associated with litigation is a very serious obstacle to pursuing one’s rights if your claims are not worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. In an effort to mitigate the litigation expenses for smaller claims, the courts in Arizona have instituted a procedure known as “compulsory arbitration.” While this procedure was designed to make litigating small cases more affordable, it has not always had the desired effect. I will be writing more about this procedure in the weeks to come.


Michael L. Kitchen


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