Baseball Arbitration in Construction Can Be Good in a Pinch

August 31, 2018, Law360, by John Kennedy —

If the methods of resolving construction disputes played America’s national pastime, baseball-style arbitration might be rostered as a pinch runner. While it’s rarely seen and some aren’t sure it has any use at all, it can be used in lieu of slower processes such as arbitration and litigation and fans say it excels in the right situation.

As its name suggests, baseball arbitration most often comes into play as part of that sport’s salary negotiations, when players seek to negotiate salary increases with their team. It’s a one-on-one discussion wherein while both sides agree the athlete should get something, they may disagree on how much. And that’s the sweet spot for its use in construction disputes: two-party matters focused on a single issue involving payment.  To read entire article click here.


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