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Arbitration Costs and Forum Accessibility: Empirical Evidence

  title={Arbitration Costs and Forum Accessibility: Empirical Evidence},
  author={Christopher R. Drahozal},
  journal={Consumer Law eJournal},
Is arbitration cheaper than litigation, or more expensive? Does arbitration enhance access to justice for consumers and employees, or does it prevent them from vindicating their legal rights? Subject to the standard caveats, the available empirical evidence suggests the following tentative conclusions on those two questions. First, the upfront costs of arbitration will in many cases be higher than, and at best be the same as, the upfront costs in litigation. Whether arbitration is less costly… 
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