Dispositive Motions in Arbitration - Best Practices for Advocates & Arbitrators

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Program ID: 16PRW009


Robert ArringtonRobert Arrington

Wilson Worley Moore Gamble and Stout, PC
Kingsport, TN

Steven HuretSteven C.Huret

Wilson Worley Moore Gamble and Stout, PC
Kingsport, TN

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90 minutes

When it comes to dispositive motions, certainly a claim made in arbitration could be just as suitable for disposition without a full evidentiary hearing as a claim made in civil court. Such motions may be beneficial from both a time and cost standpoint. But are dispositive motions allowed at all? By what authority? Must the arbitrator entertain them? When? What are the standards for determination? What should advocates consider in deciding whether to file such a motion?  

From this 90-minute recorded webinar, advocates will learn their best chances of prevailing on dispositive motions, including when to ask permission to file and when not to. Arbitrators will learn best practices to identify when such motions should be encouraged, and when permission should not be granted.

Areas covered will include:

  • Authority for dispositive motions in arbitration – the arbitration agreement, rules
  • Standards for deciding motions – federal, state, rules-based
  • Whether an award granting a dispositive motion will be confirmed
  • Managing dispositive motions
  • When to file; When not to file

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION – Arbitrators, advocates, and anyone interested in the arbitration process.

What others are saying about this presentation...

Practical addressing of dispositive motions with experiences and case and statutory law.

Discussion of dispositive motions in arbitration was practical and useful to both arbitrators and practitioners.

A good seminar that really covered the topic well and provide real guidance.

Very helpful on a difficult topic.  Provided insight into the varying circumstances which arise from dispositive motions and suggestions for handling them.

This program does not qualify for the AAA's annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement.  

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