Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services

High-Low Arbitration

MDRS encourages parties to consider this format, which is designed to minimize the risks of both parties in proceeding to High-Lowbinding arbitration.

Without disclosure to the arbitrator selected, parties agree in writing to a minimum and maximum arbitration award. After hearing the case, the decision of the arbitrator is binding but can be no greater than or less than the minimum and maximum amounts agreed upon earlier by all parties.