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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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85) On October 12, 2007, Argentina filed its first proposal for disqualification of the arbitrator appointed by the claimant, Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler.
Board member Richard Tanner, who chaired a Program Evaluation Committee subcommittee that reviewed the program, said it needs more publicity so both lawyers and clients know about it, and needs more lawyers to volunteer as arbitrators.
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Also noteworthy is that article 257 does not require evidence of positive intention of wrongdoing by the arbitrator - which I believe must have been an error of omission on the part of the draftsman.
The majority of Courts have agreed that "evident partiality" means "an appearance of bias" standard as requiring an objective assessment of whether a reasonable person would believe an arbitrator was partial to a party to the arbitration.
2002), the Fifth Circuit held that allowing parties to seek a pre-award arbitrator disqualification undercuts the congressional purpose to promote just and expeditious dispute resolution with minimum judicial interference.
A participant to the arbitration proceedings may be an arbitrator in one case and counsel, expert or witness in another.
Kirchner suggests that when a party seeks an appraiser to act as an arbitrator the party is not seeking a jurist but rather is retaining the appraiser because of his or her appraisal skills.
The number of arbitrators, which could be one arbitrator for simpler domestic transactions or a panel of three or more arbitrators for international or more complex transactions.
For reasons not explained to the Court, neither side informed the arbitrator of the jury's verdict, nor listed any documentation relating to the verdict as evidence in the arbitration.
The arbitrator held an evidentiary hearing and issued a final decision after the parties submitted supplemental briefs.