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Commercial Arbitrations: Private, But Not Always Secret

An advantage of commercial arbitration is that it is private.  The dispute is resolved in a private proceeding.  Unlike court, the public is not allowed in. Arbitrators must keep secrets Under the rules of most arbitral organizations and under ethics rules for arbitrators, the arbitrator must keep things confidential.  E.g., AAA Comm’l Rule 25 (“The … Continue reading Commercial Arbitrations: Private, But Not Always Secret