The Truth About Forced Arbitration

40 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2019

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AAJ Research

American Association for Justice

Date Written: September 10, 2019


This comprehensive analysis of the self-reported data provided by two consumer arbitration organizations makes clear that forced arbitration is not an alternative judicial process, but instead eliminates claims, immunizes corporations, and allows abuse, discrimination, fraud, and essentially all other corporate wrongdoing to go unchecked. Americans are more likely to be struck by lightning than they are to win a monetary award in forced arbitration.

Keywords: Access to Courts, Civil Justice, Arbitration, Class Actions, Consumer Rights, Corporate Accountability

JEL Classification: D18, D60, D63, D78, G21, G28, K13, K31, K41

Suggested Citation

Research, AAJ, The Truth About Forced Arbitration (September 10, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

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