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A critique of decision writing and the growing tendency of arbitrators to write overly-lengthy decisions, to overuse dicta, and to engage in “pseudo-intellectual posturing” and to give unsolicited and gratuitous statements.

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Implementation of arbitration awards

An examination, through example, of the results that flow from arbitration awards. Arbitrators are accountable for the acceptability of their own awards. Consequently, regardless of the ruling on the merits, awards must be precisely and convincingly written in a manner that renders the decision a “salable product” to both parties, that avoids technical challenge by …

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Problems in opinion-writing: A panel discussion

The panel discusses some general criticisms of and ideas for improving written opinions, and their individual writing styles.

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