Binding Arbitration

“Your proposal for the settlement of the dispute quickly went south,” the lawyer for one of the partners said in a lyrical, sing-song voice that exhibited his self-satisfied, taunting tone.

“The propsal was meant to serve as a guide to get all parties through this difficult process,” the arbiter said. “To declare failure at this point is pure conjecture and is premature.”

“I, for one, don’t relish the position you’re in,” the other lawyer said. “I don’t think arbitration is going to bear any fruit. The two sides are simply too far apart on the major sticking points. I think we will have to go to trial.”

“Well good luck to both of you,” the arbiter said, packing up his materials, standing up, and leaving the room. “I just hope your clients have very deep pockets,” he added as he slammed the door behind him.

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (settlement), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (quickly), Word of the Day Challenge (lyrical), My Vivid Blog (taunting), Ragtag Daily Prompt (guide), Fandango’s One’s-Word Challenge (conjecture), and Your Daily Word Prompt (relish).

7 thoughts on “Binding Arbitration

  1. bushboy March 31, 2022 / 9:01 pm

    Thanks for getting my prompt in there Fandango, it read well 🙂

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  2. Nope, Not Pam April 1, 2022 / 2:50 am

    Wow, so many prompts and so well done 🥳

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  3. leigha66 April 1, 2022 / 2:39 pm

    Arbitration has got to be such a difficult thankless job. Well written Fandango!

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