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Other people’s messes: The arbitrator as cleanup hitter

Professor Heinsz discusses the authority of arbitrators to reconsideration the earlier decisions of other arbitrators. His observations include the results of a questionnaire that he sent Academy members. Rolf Valtin opines that parties’ use of the words “final and binding” connotes their intention that an arbitration decision will not be merely advisory; not their intention …

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The authority of labor arbitrators to fashion and administer discovery procedures is now firmly established. The basic objective of arbitral discovery is to achieve full disclosure while avoiding the legal complexities of discovery as practiced by “litigators.” A duty of full disclosure applies to the parties. This article addresses burden of proof responsibilities (and distinguished …

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Judicial review: As the parties see it

Four advocates expound on the topic of judicial review of arbitration awards. Judges may defer to labor arbitration awards because they believe that any mistakes by the arbitrator pertain to only minor, ad hoc labor disputes with no far-reaching impact, or because they believe that arbitrators possess a special competence. In the area of discrimination …

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Arbitration and federal rights under collective agreements: Report of the Committee on Law and Legislation for 1966

Review of recent court decisions affecting collective bargaining agreements. Major subdivisions of report include statute of limitations; actions cognizable under Section 301 of the LMRA; parties to the action, obligations of successors, effects of the Norris-LaGuardia Act, damages allowable under Section 301; exhaustion of remedies in actions by individual employees and by employers or unions; …

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