Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a legal technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts. The parties to a dispute refer it to one or more persons (the "arbitrators", "arbiters," or "arbitral tribunal"), whose decision (the "award") they agree to be bound. It is a settlement technique in which a third party reviews the case and imposes a decision that is legally binding for both sides.
The procuring cause/arbitration worksheet has been approved for use at local association hearing panels when identifying relevant issues and facts in determining questions of entitlement to disputed funds. It is intended to supplement – and not replace – the comprehensive list of questions found in Factor #6 of the Arbitration Guidelines.
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