AAA’s Revised Commercial Arbitration Rules

AAA has issued revised Commercial Arbitration Rules that will apply to cases filed as of October 1, 2013.

The revisions include:

  • a mediation step for all cases with claims of $75,000 or more (subject to the ability of any party to opt-out)
  • arbitral control over information exchange (discovery)
  • the availability of emergency measures of protection
  • access to dispositive motions
  • new preliminary hearing rules as well as remedies and sanctions for non-compliance

The original article can be found here.