In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily on participants' responses to survey questions about fairness and reduction of cost, delay, and court burden. It also addressed how various program features affected goal achievement. The ten programs that were evaluated in the report were Eastern Pennsylvania, Northern California, Middle Florida, Western Michigan, Western Missouri, New Jersey, Western Oklahoma, Eastern New York, Middle North Carolina, and Western Texas.
This unpublished document presents the report's court-annexed arbitration data for the Western District of Missouri.