Thomas A. Grossman's answer They are not secret, but much of the information each side uses to prove his of her case is not necessarily open for review. If you have a key piece of evidence that favors you, you would want the other side to see it. Visa/Versa. An Arbitration is like a mini-trial, and both sides should come the Arbitration fully prepared. If you want a piece of evidence to be considered by the Arbitrator, you will need to present it to him or her as part of your case.
Timur Akpinar's answer I do not practice in Texas, but your question has remained unanswered for four weeks. I can’t speak specifically for Texas, but in general, many arbitrators and mediators tend to be attorneys. However, there are also non-attorney mediators and arbitrators who preside over disputes. It can depend on the region, certification requirements, and the rules of the entity administrating the arbitration. Non-attorney alternate dispute resolution professionals generally have specialized expertise in a...
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer For civil court you need a trial attorney. For probate court you need a type of trial attorney called a fiduciary litigator. Contact your local bar association or lawyer referral service.
Peter Munsing's answer Classic problem with any rental institution. You are on the hook so it's easiest to keep busting your chops. As they are involved with lyft you may want to look for an attorney who handles employment cases and insurance "bad faith" cases and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Thomas A. Grossman's answer You can try suing your employer in Small Claims Court. It is not very expensive. I don't know the rules for Small Claims Court in Texas, but you can call a local Superior Court and they usually have a section on how to file Small Claims actions.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I must answer your question under California law, as I don't know Texas law. I presume that you only have to testify if you are subpoenaed to do so. If you are not subpoenaed, you can still show up if you want to. If you are subpoenaed and do not show up at the Arbitration Hearing, it is possible that you could be fined or otherwise sanctioned for not showing up. It may depend on how big the case is.
Robert D. Kreisman's answer If the parties had agreed to a binding arbitration, the end result is just that-the decision is binding without judicial review. If the arbitrator awarded damages or some money remedy, the party assessed is usually given a set time limit in which to comply or pay the award. If not, the other side, the winning party, should and will file a lawsuit to enforce the binding arbitrator's decision. In short binding arbitration results are not reviewable by a court inasmuch the reason for the...
Jack Ternan's answer Arbitrators can address fraud claims and enter an award for fraudulent conduct. An attorney would need to see your arbitration agreement to advise whether it is possible to avoid arbitration. Also, it is possible to file a lawsuit and force the other side to expend resources to compel arbitration (which they may choose not to do).
Jack Ternan's answer The answer to this question depends on the terms of the trust agreement (or any other contract that might contain an arbitration clause). Unless there's an agreement to arbitrate, you cannot force the other side to arbitrate. Depending on the issue, it may not be beneficial for any side to arbitrate as arbitration frequently adds costs to dispute resolution.
Roy Lee Warren's answer Surely, there is no time limit on getting MMI/IR so you can call the Division of WC and ask to have a DD appointed to perform the certifying exam to get that assigned. Good luck to you.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer Here's a link that may help. https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=File_a_Grievance&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=29656 - you may have to copy and paste it in your browser.
In addition or as an alternative, perhaps you could seek assistance of separate counsel.
Ross F. Tew's answer It sounds like the two of you could sort this out with a mediator's input. I doubt she will agree to anything if she is not paid back, at least in part, for any contributions she has made to the purchase or improvement of property.
Ross F. Tew's answer An attorney could send a demand and explain the next steps he or she would take if the property is not returned. Mediation would be appropriate if both parties have claims against each other, so there can be some trade-off and negotiation. If all that is at issue is the laptop I would have your attorney send a demand.
Peter Munsing's answer You can see what the shop will do. If you pay get an itemized list. It'd be hard to separate out what got valued so my advice is make a clean break and 1)pay and keep your stuff 2) either give him his items or give them with a copy of the receipt showing what you paid and a polite request for repayment --however that would involve interaction with him.
If you give them back, suggest you do it through an intermediary.
Charles Snyderman's answer This question cannot be answered without an attorney reading the contract. What I can tell you is that courts sometimes nullify arbitration clauses, depending on the circumstances.
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