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Simplifying the default process in US arbitration

Overview

Most arbitration providers require the arbitrator(s) to continue the arbitration in the absence of the defaulting party and to closely examine the evidence. This article discusses, compares, and contrasts the default procedures in litigation and various arbitration forums, and explains how including a well-drafted arbitration clause in an agreement may minimize the expense and time spent in seeking to obtain a default award in arbitration.

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