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Arbiter

An impartial third party asked to resolve a disagreement without forcing the disputants to go to court. The parties to the dispute agree to make their cases before one or more arbiters and to abide by whatever decision the arbiter or arbiters make, each party forgoing the right to an appeal. There are generally three arbiters, but there may be up to five. An arbiter is also called an arbitrator, or, less formally, an umpire.
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Nograles further said such restrictions also run counter to the proviso on Labor Arbiters being subject to Civil Service Law, rules and regulations and therefore, could be re-assigned whenever the interest of the service so requires.
Dickie Arbiter has worked with the Queen for 12 years according to Mirror UK and he has been on the side to witness the fallout of Prince Charles' marriage to the late Princess Diana and his affair with Camilla-Parker Bowles.
Bahraini arbiters wishing to take part should contact the federation on 17-340016 or 39455902.
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The danger of the Convention is posed by the fact that it portrays the state as the protector of children, and the arbiter of how a child should be raised.
But when discussing the Founders' rejection of the British aristocracy as cultural arbiters in the Revolutionary era, he fails to acknowledge that a new crop of middling writers were doing the same in Britain.
Harold Bloom's pontification - "detheologizing Dante would be as irrelevant as theologizing him" (The Western Canon, 83) - typifies the response of all too many literary arbiters to a text studded with revelatory glosses.
Lee Smith said the "bottom line is that an increasing number of clients are seeking arbitration and mediation assistance, and that attorneys, mediators and arbiters must be prepared to effectively assist them.
Each fast-read, 8-page issue will cover the very latest news, trends, techniques, and developments impacting the world of arbitration and mediation, to help attorneys, arbiters, and mediators stay fully up to date," Smith said.
The other models involve the state's spending the people's money on what official cultural arbiters like, either at the national level, at the local level, or through private foundations.
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