Arbitration Fees and Policies

Rates:  Arbitration fee is $1,800.00 (morning or afternoon) or $3,600.00 (full day). Each party’s pro rata share of the fee for the estimated days is due five (5) business days before the first session. Checks should be made payable to Coast to Coast ADR. Payment of the remainder of the fee is due before issuance of the findings and order. Counsel and parties are jointly responsible for payment of all fees. Effective June 1, 2017

And for the thousands of cases with an exposure below $35,000, C2C offers its E3 Resolution Track (Expedited, Efficient and Economical). The E3 Track permits the parties to settle the case in the morning while incurring only the half day cost of a mediator. And permits disputants to promptly resolve the rare unsettled case on that very same day by arbitration while everyone is focused on that case without having to engage a second neutral and adjourn to another time and place for an arbitration which repeats most of what occurs at the mediation.

E3 is cheaper and quicker. It is perfect for an amount in controversy under $50,000. And C2C will do this type of dispute resolution in any type of case by agreement. It opens real dispute resolution to the parties in a smaller case.  It permits the parties the freedom to settle or have an arbitrator’s decision without breaking the bank.  An impetus to settle in the morning is self-imposed by this E3 dispute resolution track. The parties can avoid the extra neutral fee and the extra time lost from other activities by settling in the morning. And they retain the right to actually get a judgment from an arbitrator if preferred. The likelihood of settlement is substantially increased by the E3 Track while costs remained controlled.

This is the perfect method for resolving disputes between

  • HOAs and owners
  • Auto bodily injury cases
  • Property damage cases
  • Accident cases
  • Consumers and businesses
  • Landlords and tenants
  • Distributors and business customers
  • Contractors, owners and subs or suppliers

Billing for travel time:  Extra hours or reading or travel at $375. Travel time is billed only outside of San Diego County on the Southern California ADR sessions or outside of Massachusetts on the East Coast sessions.

Scheduling and Cancellations:  Parties may book arbitrations with a Coast to Coast ADR neutral in either half-day sessions or full-day sessions. Coast to Coast ADR reserves the right to retain 50 percent of the pre-payment if the mediation is cancelled within three (3) days, and to retain 75% percent of the pre-payment if the cancellation is on the business day before the scheduled mediation. This is largely because the mere fact of a scheduled arbitration is itself a settlement stimulating event and the arbitrator’s time and reputation validly reserved for the parties should be compensated.

Procedures:  A pre-hearing telephone conference (no charge) in the nature of a pre-trial conference will be held to discuss scheduling, as well as the customary “discovery” issues, deadlines, evidence issues, procedural issues and mediation if raised by the parties. The conference can be held in person if the matter is complex or any party requires it to be in person (in person pre-hearing conference at extra hours rate). The arbitrator will also read the pre-arbitration submissions to familiarize himself with the issues and evidence.

Experienced. Prompt. Effective.