The most important difference is that the parties retain much more control over the handling of their dispute. For example, the parties can select a particular arbitrator (or three). And, if all parties agree, any procedural rules (e.g., American Arbitration Association Commercial Rules, JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Administered Arbitration Rules, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, International Chamber of Commerce Rules, UNCITRAL Rules) can be used; hearings can be held at any time, in any place. The hearings are private, so the public and news media may not attend. The setting is less formal than in court. Much of the costly "discovery" process of court litigation is frequently avoided.