With the CaseXplorer Arbitration online case evaluation tool, users are able to obtain feedback on their arbitration case from three or five AAA evaluative arbitrators who are not associated with the actual arbitration. The user provides the selected arbitrators with written materials—facts and legal arguments—along with questions. Documents and videos may be provided as well. The arbitrators’ written responses are provided to the user once all the arbitrators have completed their responses. This process usually takes three to four days. At minimum, users will learn more about their case, and the arbitrators’ feedback may allow for cases to be resolved sooner.
Selecting the arbitrators can be the most critical and challenging component of a construction mega project arbitration. Unlike traditional arbitration where parties select a local arbitrator or panel of arbitrators, construction mega project disputes often involve parties from different states and/or countries. Consequently, it is likely the parties will need to deal with an unfamiliar sole or tripartite panel of arbitrators. CaseXplorer Arbitration’s online arbitrator search can help parties in these challenging situations.
The online search allows users to peruse the AAA’s full roster of CaseXplorer Arbitrators by keyword, expertise and locale to select three or five participating arbitrators. As part of the process, users are required to provide party information regarding themselves as well as the other side to the dispute (i.e., names of persons, firms, companies) in order to facilitate conflict checks and disclosures by prospective CaseXplorer Arbitrators.
If you are interested in learning more about CaseXplorer Arbitration and how you can use this process for your arbitration cases, please contact Michael Powell at PowellM@adr.org or 213.362.1900.