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The Views of Architect and Engineer Attorneys on Arbitration in Commercial Design Cases

In 2022, Beazley surveyed 29 lawyers who regularly defend complex architect and engineer (“A&E”) professional liability claims involving our insureds to assess whether these lawyers prefer arbitration or litigation for commercial construction disputes and whether views have changed due to COVID-19. The resounding response from 50% of responding attorneys told us they “never” or “rarely” prefer arbitration over litigation in federal or state court, while only 13% say they usually prefer arbitration for cases against A&E firms.

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