Upstream, Downstream, and in between: Navigating the Muddy Waters of Neutrals' Bias and Conflict of Interest
James Richard Coben
Hamline University School of Law
September 9, 2011
Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 4, Winter 1999
In this short ethics essay, the author describes a bewildering alphabet soup of federal and state statutes, and ethical rules and standards (both public and private) which utterly fails to provide clarity regarding when arbitral decisions or mediated settlements might be subject to attack based on a neutral’s alleged bias or conflict of interest.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: mediation, ethics, conflict of interest, bias, justice, professional conduct, self-determination, neutrality, alternative dispute resolution, ADR
Date posted: September 9, 2011
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