Arbitration, once viewed as an undesirable alternative to litigation, has become widely accepted as a viable and often superior cost-effective approach to resolving disputes. In 1955, the national Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws proposed a Uniform Arbitration Act.' Currently, 35 jurisdictions have arbitration statutes patterned after the U. A.A..' What began as an article in the Missouri Law Review entitled Recent Developments: The Uniform Arbitration Act, has evolved into an annual survey of recent developments in case law interpreting state versions of the U.A.A.' This detailed update monitors the underlying principles and rationales that develop from recent decisions. The goal of this analysis of recent developments is promotion of uniformity in interpreting the U.A.A. and providing a framework for analyzing similar cases



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