Like about 42 kajillion other people, I'm a member of Linked-In. I'm also a member of a number of groups, including DRI and several groups dedicated to product liability issues.
I'd just written a post on the "common wisdom" when it comes to arbitration -- the common wisdom being, always good for defendants. I then came across this discussion, started by attorney Jonathan Michaud from Massachusetts. The question was:
I think many defense attorneys would say that the answer is either "yes" or "hell yes." And this time, I was of no mind to be a contrarian. My only reservations came from a natural inclination to avoid absolutes;
"So like most strategic decisions in the practice of law, there is no blanket rule. "