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AAA Now Requires Pre-Approval and Registration of Arbitration Clauses

For companies looking to avoid the often time-consuming and costly process of going to court over consumer claims, arbitration clauses have become a common feature in consumer agreements. Arbitration generally offers a less formal, less expensive and less complicated process to resolve disputes than litigation. While many arbitrators are legal professionals rather than former judges, and arbitrated cases proceed outside of the courtroom, arbitration administration agencies have become interested in extending due process rights to consumers that are similar to the protections afforded to them in court.

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