Explanation of the Contents of the Table

Each box of the table contains information about a separate arbitration.  These arbitrations closed on or after July 1, 2002, as a result of a decision by the neutral arbitrator dismissing the claim, granting summary judgment, or issuing an award after a hearing.  Most of the information is contained in a row along the top of each box. The names of the attorneys are found underneath this row.

First, going from left to right, along the top:

Date of Disposition: The date of the neutral arbitrator’s decision.

Prevailing Party: When the Claimant won after a hearing, "Consumer" appears.  When the Respondent won a summary judgment or other dispositive motion or after a hearing, "Non-Consumer" appears.  When the case was dismissed by the neutral arbitrator for non-substantive reasons, "Not Applicable" appears.

Amount of Award: The amount of monetary damages, if any, awarded to the Consumer or Claimant.  The monetary award amount includes any costs awarded.

Second, below this line, the names of the neutral arbitrator and attorneys are listed in alphabetical order.  The attorneys are described as either the consumer or non-consumer attorney.  The names are based on the names listed on the demand for arbitration, the returned Lists of Possible Arbitrators, and any letters sent to the OIA by the attorneys in a case.  In cases where the Claimants never had attorneys and chose to represent themselves, only the names of the non-consumer attorneys are listed.  The name of the Claimant is not listed.