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An examination of findings and recommendations made by state and federal courts since 1955 in matters of alleged misconduct by labor arbitrators. Allegations of arbitral misconduct are more common in commercial arbitration where, the author speculates, the parties are both less informed in their selection of arbitrators and more willing to seek court reversal of …

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Reiterates position previously taken – that arbitrators are bound by the law. Rejects the Mittenthal formula (1968, p. 42). Cites arbitrators’ decisions on both sides of the debate. Discusses cases where courts have considered the merits of awards.

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