Data from the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) dispels this notion.

For 2,547 commercial arbitration cases administered by AAA-ICDR in 2017, the following occurred:

1. For 31% of the cases (802 out of 2,547), the claimants received LESS THAN 20% of their claimed amounts.

2. For 49% of the cases (1,253 out of 2,547), the claimants received GREATER THAN 80% of their claimed amounts.

3. For only 6% of the cases (141 out of 2,547), the claimants received an award BETWEEN 41-60% of their claimed amounts.

4. In summary, data demonstrates that the vast majority of commercial arbitration cases are not decided by "splitting the baby."