Q: Is there an equivalent of a "mistrial" in alternative dispute resolutions?
A: In my experience in handling arbitrations in New York, I have not seen the term “mistrial” come up in this context. I’ve only seen the term arise in the context of formal court proceedings. I have seen arbitration forums list grounds for appeal (e.g. arbitrary or capricious conduct, as an example). These can vary according to the entities administering the arbitration, mediation, or other alternated dispute resolution forum.
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