April 2018 E-Bulletin

This month's E-Bulletin topics include:

  1. Liability Admitted? Remember to Enter 100 Percent
  2. Reminder: New Arbitrator Testing Platform Coming Soon

Liability Admitted? Remember to Enter 100 Percent

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We often see cases where the Respondent concedes liability, noting “liability admitted” or “liability not disputed” in his or her contentions. The Respondent might also note a partial payment to the Applicant. Doing this indicates that the only issue in dispute is damages.

However, we also often see in these responses that the Respondent does not enter “100%” in the Percentage of Liability Admitted field (shown below). When liability is not in dispute, it’s important to enter “100%” in the Percentage of Liability Admitted field.

When that value is entered, the case is systematically categorized as a damage dispute. This classification helps get the dispute matched to an appropriately qualified arbitrator and expedites the case’s resolution.

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Reminder: New Arbitrator Testing Platform Coming Soon

Coming SoonArbitration Forums, Inc. will be transitioning to a new arbitrator testing platform. As a reminder, all users who are testing to become an arbitrator or are attaining a certification must complete unfinished and/or outstanding tests in the current platform by May 4, 2018. Any tests not completed in the current platform by the end of the transition period must be retaken on the new platform.
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