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arbiter

a person empowered to judge in a dispute; referee; arbitrator

arbiter

[′är·bəd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer unit that determines the priority sequence in which two or more processor inputs are connected to a single functional unit such as a multiplier or memory.
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International commercial arbitration rules and ethics codes require that every arbitrator act impartially and independently of the parties involved in the arbitration.
32) Arbitrators shall disclose facts or circumstances which in the eyes of the parties may give rise to doubts as to the arbitrator's impartiality or independence, and "[a]ny doubt as to whether an arbitrator should disclose certain facts or circumstances should be resolved in favour of disclosure.
Board member Richard Tanner, who chaired a Program Evaluation Committee subcommittee that reviewed the program, said it needs more publicity so both lawyers and clients know about it, and needs more lawyers to volunteer as arbitrators.
NAF also employs a "loser pays" rule--allowing the arbitrator to assess all costs against the losing party--and advertises this fact to its corporate clients.
If the agreement of the parties names an arbitrator or specifies a method of appointing an arbitrator, that designation or method shall be followed.
Describe and limit the type of information the arbitrator may consider;
The process is anything the parties and the arbitrator want it to be, with the CPA taking the leadership role.
After reviewing the pre- and post-hearing briefs the parties submitted to the arbitrator and an affidavit from Harbert's lead attorney during the arbitration proceedings, the court concluded that there was no evidence of manifest disregard for the law.
This may be problematic given that between the exchange of offers and the beginning of hearings in the present period, evidence of arbitrator preferences exists only from prior arbitration periods.
The arbitrator ruled that in fact the contract was invalid and would constitute a prohibited gift of public funds, reaffirming the position of the board of directors,'' the hospital said in a statement.
The arbitrator considered a number of factors including her 25-year employment record, no previous disciplinary problems, her confession and remorse, her health and family problems at the time, and expert evidence about gambling addiction.