What is a High-Low Arbitration?
Also known as Bracketed Arbitration. This is an arbitration wherein the parties have agreed in advance to the parameters within which the arbitrator may render his or her award. If the award is lower than the pre-set "low," the defendant will pay the agreed-upon low figure; if the award is higher than the pre-set "high," the plaintiff will accept the agreed-upon high; if the award is in between, the parties agree to be bound by the arbitrator's figure. The high and low figures may or may not be revealed to the arbitrator.
What is a Baseball Arbitration?
A form of binding arbitration wherein each of the parties chooses one and only one number, and the arbitrator may select only one of the figures as the award. In a baseball arbitration, there are only two possible outcomes
What is a Non-Binding Arbitration?
A procedure sometimes called "non-binding arbitration" is conducted much like a (binding) arbitration, except that when the arbitrator issues the award after the hearing, it is not binding on the parties and they do not give up their right to a jury trial. In that case, the arbitrator's award is merely an advisory opinion. Many cases go to settlement or (binding) arbitration after this phase, or they can choose to go to a trial.
What is a Mandatory Arbitration?
Also known as Judicial Arbitration or Court-Ordered Arbitration. A legislatively mandated or court administered scheme for the resolution of pending court cases (usually valued at under $50,000), utilizing informal rules of evidence and procedure in a non-binding, advisory arbitration process that is ordered by the court at an early stage of a lawsuit. The availability of this process depends upon local state laws or court procedures.
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