Who Should Pay For Arbitrations?

After reading one of my archival posts on Arbitration, Connecticut home inspector Martin Greenberg wrote:

“Joe, I recently attended a CT Law course taught by an attorney. He indicated that the AAA has recently changed its practices and is now looking to the defendant for a substantial sum of money as the case initiates. He advised to specify arbitration using an attorney qualified to arbitrate and with related experience.

What is your opinion?


I think that AAA may be feeling the economic pinch as much as the rest of us and must think that transferring the financial burden to defendants is just what the doctor ordered to gin up a slew of new arbitration matters by removing the financial disincentive to the filing of ludicrous claims.