The COVID-19 pandemic and arbitration share a few chronic symptoms. There are conflicting opinions about the standards for governing rulemaking, a debate on whether state policy or federal authority should control, and questions about the jurisdiction and neutrality of decisionmakers responsible for providing solutions. For those seeking review of an arbitration award today, like the current health environment, the situation is disconcerting. No herd immunity or PPE exists to protect challengers against the legal contagion spreading through the arbitration review process.



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