Minnesota Taps AAA To ContinueAdministering State's No-Fault ADR Caseload

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 01:00

The Minnesota Supreme Court No-Fault Standing Committee announced recently that the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has been selected to continue administering the state's No-Fault arbitration caseload, as a result of a recent competitive bid process.

The AAA has administered Minnesota's No-Fault caseload for over 30 years, handling more than 62,000 cases, and will continue to do so under the terms of the new appointment, which designates the AAA as administrative organization for the state's No-Fault arbitration system for a four-year period beginning July 1.

Minnesota's No-Fault arbitration system was established under the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act, pursuant to an order of the state Supreme Court specifically requesting that the AAA administer these arbitrations. In 2003, the court opened up competition and sought bids for administration of this caseload.

"Under the leadership of Kathryn Stifter, assistant vice president of the AAA, the Minnesota office's local staff has administered No-Fault arbitrations with unmatched history and practice," said William K. Slate II, president and CEO of the AAA. "We are delighted to renew our longstanding commitment to the citizens of Minnesota, providing them with the highest quality, lowest cost arbitration services for their No-Fault insurance claims."