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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Why Would I Go to Arbitration If I Had a Choice?

The major advantage arbitration has over the courts is that it is a private proceeding. The courts are a public forum, and anyone with any interest in knowing about your case can find out all about it unless the court “closes” the case to the public. In the pre-Internet days, it wasn’t easy to find out anything about what was going on in a courthouse without physically going to the court and asking to see a particular case file. With the Internet, it’s not difficult at all to discover other people’s legal business, or at least the fact that there is some sort of legal proceeding going on.
Because arbitration is private in the first place, it’s easier to enter into an agreement that the entire ...

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