At one time, it was rare for an arbitration panel
to hear experts, because the arbitrators, who qualified to be panelists by virtue of their industry experience, were felt to be expert enough.
The Birmingham (Ala.) News is appealing an arbitration panel
's rulings that awarded a total of nearly $20 million to six former newspaper distributorships that alleged the company unlawfully ended their delivery contracts in 1998.
In the case, an arbitration panel
was ruling in a securities fraud case involving the Bossleys (a couple who lost substantial retirement money) and the firm that handled the couple's funds.
In Moser, the arbitration panel
found in favor of Ms.
A federal arbitration panel
recommended last week that Web broadcasters, who have enjoyed royalty-free use of songsters' work as the nascent medium finds its footing, start ponying up for tunes under a new fee scale.
The arbitration panel
then reduced the award to $14,987.70, presumably by allowing GEICO a setoff for benefits previously paid (the arbitration award was silent on this point) as well as deducting allowable expert witness fees.
A North American Free Trade Agreement arbitration panel
recently granted Mexican trucks access to U.S.
Unions representing workers at 18 plants agreed to end the strike after agreeing to set up an arbitration panel
consisting of one judge representing the union, one from the firm, and a third agreed upon by the two sitting judges or the Ministry of Labor.
The European Union secured an arbitration panel
in the World Trade Organization (WTO) to rule on a dispute with the United States over rival claims to the Havana Club rum trademark.
A hearing before a three-member arbitration panel
had been planned to discuss the rate increase until Nelson called a halt to the proceedings by taking the matter to a state circuit court.
Another complaint Stephens has with the arbitration panel
's ruling is that the panel expunged a document, NYSE Form RE-3, Stephens says the panel required them submit the document, then expunged it as defamatory.