In both its private and more recently, public (court-annexed) forms, arbitration has proven to be an effective tool in fighting the explosion of litigation. In certain contexts, however, some dispute has arisen as to who can actually be an arbitrator. DDI Seamless Cylinder provides an excellent example of this newly disputed area in the framework of the federal courts.
Jeffrey T. Davis,
Arbitration or Stipulation: Playing Word Games in the Federal Courts - DDI Seamless Cylinder Int'l v. Gen. Fire Extinguisher Corp.,
1994 J. Disp. Resol.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/jdr/vol1994/iss2/5