The primary purpose of an arbitration award is, of course, to resolve the issues submitted to the arbitrator for determination. However, awards also serve a number of other purposes, namely, to facilitate the selection of arbitrators, to assist researchers in evaluating trends in arbitration, to educate prospective arbitrators, and to help the parties in the preparation of their cases and briefs.
Donald J. Petersen and Julius Rezler,
Impact of Opinion 11 on the Publication of Arbitration Awards, The,
1986 J. Disp. Resol.
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