October 2018 E-Bulletin for Arbitrators

This month's E-Bulletin topics include:

  1. Prior Payments via EFT
  2. Video Evidence Added to Online Filing
  3. Arbitrator QwikShare Coming in Early December: Top-3 Mistakes to Avoid
  4. System Maintenance, October 2018
  5. NASP 2018 Annual Conference: Sentimental Subro Journey

Prior Payments via EFT

Image of a keyboard with a money transfer keyIn previous articles, we’ve addressed how to handle credits for prior payments when the Respondent proves that its payment to the Applicant was cashed or cleared (versus the payment simply being issued).

The evidence submitted to prove the prior payment may include a copy of the endorsed draft or a screen capture of the Respondent’s claim system.

If a draft was issued, the screen shot will confirm the payee, amount, and payment date, as well as the status (i.e., cashed, cleared, etc.). If an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) was used, the status may show as “sent” (this may vary by carrier).

Credit for a prior payment should be given when the evidence supports that the payment status is cashed, cleared, deposited, honored, or, for EFTs, sent.

Screenshot highlighting the status
 
Top of this bulletin

Video Evidence Added to Online Filing

On September 23, the ability for parties to submit video evidence in Online Filing was added. What does this mean to you as an arbitrator?

First, you will recognize that a video file has been submitted by the presence of a graphic icon (see below).

Screenshot of the Submitted Evidence Status

When reviewing video evidence, consider its relevancy and credibility, just as you do with any other submitted evidence.

Other than that, there is nothing else you will need to do, except maybe adjust your computer’s audio volume before you play the video. No software or accessory needs to be added to your computer.
 
Top of this bulletin

Arbitrator QwikShare Coming in Early December: Top-3 Mistakes to Avoid

Image of a woman with her head in her handsDecision returns got you down? Don’t fret!

During this 20-minute, live webinar, explore three common case scenarios associated with arbitrator mistakes, and discover key decision entry considerations to help you avoid returned decisions.

The 20 minutes you invest now could help you save significant time in the future by enabling you to better recognize and anticipate potential decision quality issues.

See available dates for enrollment.
 
Top of this bulletin

System Maintenance, October 2018

Image of a miniature toolbox on a laptop keyboardAF is scheduled to perform system maintenance and upgrades. As a result, AF's website will be unavailable from 10 PM Eastern on Friday, October 26, 2018, to 6 PM Eastern on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our members. AF is committed to continuously enhancing our products and services. We thank you for your continued support.
 
Top of this bulletin

NASP 2018 Annual Conference: Sentimental Subro Journey

Image of the NASP conference logoNovember 11—14, 2018
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort — Orlando, FL

Be sure to visit us at Booth #211 or attend our session, "Presenting an Effective Case!” on Monday, November 12, 3:45-4:30 PM.

Visit the NASP website to register, select an exhibit booth, make hotel reservations, and download conference brochures.                                                           

Top of this bulletin