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What if we do not agree on an arbitrator?

The appointment of an arbitrator can be more complicated than selecting a mediator. After all, the mediator will not make a decision for you. The arbitrator will.

Closure is neater in arbitration when all parties agree to the arbitrator tasked with making a binding decision for them. That said, there are mechanisms available to help in situations where parties cannot agree on who will arbitrate their dispute. Sometimes, such mechanisms are offered in the authority that directs parties to arbitration (such as a dispute resolution clause in a contract). It can be helpful to check there first.

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What is baseball arbitration?

Final offer selection.

The outcome of a dispute is decided by a third party arbitrator and the arbitrator chooses amongst the final offers presented by the parties to deliver conflict closure.

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What is your decision timing guarantee?

My standard arbitration engagement terms include a commitment on my part as to when I will provide my arbitration award. The idea is to give parties comfort that closure is coming for their conflict, and when.

A financial disincentive applies to me. For each day my award is late, my fee is reduced up to the total of my retainer. I have not missed a deadline yet - the financial component is meant to demonstrate to my clients my commitment to closure.

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Is arbitration like the court shows on tv?

I especially like this question because I have been known to reference Judge Judy when I explain what arbitration is.

The answer is no, though. For two main reasons...

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What are the advantages of arbitration?

There are many advantages of arbitrating that are worth considering...

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