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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…

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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 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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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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