February 2022 E-Bulletin

This month's E-Bulletin topics include:

  1. AF Will Discontinue Support for Internet Explorer in June 2022
  2. Diminished Value Damages
  3. March 4-7 System Maintenance Cancelled
  4. NASP 2022 Spring Conference

AF Will Discontinue Support for Internet Explorer in June 2022

Last year, Microsoft announced that beginning June 15, 2022, the Internet Explorer web browser will no longer be supported on certain versions of Windows 10. As a result, Arbitration Forums will no longer support the Internet Explorer browser for its products and services after that date.

For the best experience when browsing the Arbitration Forums website or using our applications, users should transition to a modern web browser, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. 

If you need assistance, please reach out to your company’s technical support staff.
 
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Diminished Value Damages

Arbitration Forums, Inc. (AF), recently conducted an analysis of arbitration filings that sought diminished value (DV) damages. Filings reviewed fell into three categories:
  1. DV sought by insurer members that had paid damages pursuant to its policy coverage.
  2. DV sought by self-insured members that own a vehicle fleet and incurred the damages.
  3. DV sought by self-insured members that lease a vehicle fleet and incurred the damages.
We have updated online resources that touch on diminished value to further clarify AF’s position on arbitration’s jurisdiction over these damages. Specifically, page 8 of the Reference Guide to AF’s Agreements and Rules, the “When Damages Are in Dispute, Don’t Panic” arbitrator resource, and page 21 of the Guide for Arbitrators.
 
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March 4-7 System Maintenance Cancelled

Arbitration Forums, Inc. (AF) was scheduled to perform system maintenance from March 4-7, 2022. This maintenance has been cancelled and the website will remain available during this timeframe. We will communicate the rescheduled date once it is available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your organization and appreciate your continued support as we work to enhance our products and services.
 
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NASP 2022 Spring Conference

March 17-18, 2022
J.W. Marriott, Star Pass, Tucson, AZ

Visit the NASP website to register, make hotel reservations, download conference brochures, and more.
 
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