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Looking out for neutrality in the arbitration process

In our previous post, we began speaking about the issue of arbitrator neutrality. The issue of neutrality is an important one, particularly in cases where one of the parties to the dispute appoints the arbitrator. So, what types of things should one watch out for in terms arbitrator impartiality, and how can one protect oneself when there is a lack of neutrality?

Is your arbitrator truly neutral?

As readers may know, mediation and arbitration can be effective means of resolving a variety of disputes, including disputes concerning divorce, construction projects, contracts and other business issues. Meditation and arbitration, as we noted, are commonly used in employment and labor disputes as well. For example, we wrote last time about a pending meditation between the Major League Soccer Players Union and MLS owners.

MLS players and owners (again) head to mediation over collective bargaining agreement

Mediation can play an important role in helping resolve legal disputes in a variety of cases, including family law, labor disputes, personal injury and construction disputes. In addition to helping resolve cases more quickly, meditation often involves significantly less cost for parties, especially parties who know how to engage in the process effectively and are committed to avoiding court.

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