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Problems of proof in the arbitration process: Report of the Pittsburgh Tripartite Committee

A discussion of hearing procedures and rules of evidence. [See also the transcript of the open discussion, 1966 page 263.]

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The survey of Academy members reveals the small but increasing number of cases they take dealing with the employment arbitration of statutory disputes. The survey addresses associated due process concerns;…

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Arbitrator Goldberg accepted appointment as an arbitrator of two police discharge cases, each of which had a voluminous history of acrimony and litigiousness by the grievants against their employer, and…

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Applying, literally, a state statutory definition of bias based upon nondisclosure, the California appellate court vacated an award by Arbitrator Kagel, even though no actual bias was shown. The Court…

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The sequel to an article in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and Arbitration Journal, addressed herein is the duty of disclosure. Results of a prior survey of thirty (30)…

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Professional responsibilities of arbitrators

Richard Block discusses whether and under what conditions arbitrators should agree to serve as expert witnesses.Walter Gershenfeld discusses when disclosure is required of an arbitrator, and when recusement is appropriate.And…

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Examination of the necessity of a code of professional responsibility for labor arbitrators that would address competency, impartiality, expedition, and expense. Since many arbitrators are not members of the Academy…

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The author addresses whether arbitrators face improper conflicts of interest when trying to please repeat-player clients or when serving as party-appointed arbitrator advocates.

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Discussion of typical ethical problems in ad hoc arbitration, many of which also arise in permanent appointments.

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A review of cases overturned on the basis of the evident partiality of the arbitrator. The author emphasizes the duty to disclose to the parties any current or past relationships…

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