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Fantasy Sports Dispute Resolution

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

 


1) Who is FantasyDispute.com?

2) Is the judges decision binding on our league?

3) What do we do if our league commissioner refuses to enforce your decision?

4) How do I become a fantasy dispute judge?

5) What is the privacy policy of FantasyDispute.com?

6) What if I disagree with the judge's decision?

7) What kind of information should I include in my Dispute or Response?

8) Does either party get a chance to reply?

9) What is a typical dispute?

10) What factors does the FantasyDispute.com judge consider in rendering a decision?

11) What does it cost?

12) What if FantasyDispute.com does not render a decision the same day?

 

1) Who is FantasyDispute.com?

FantasyDispute.com founder and judge is Bill Green, an attorney from Martinez, California. I have over twenty years experience in fantasy sports and dispute resolution. I combined these interests to create an affordable, comprehensive, efficient, and fun way to resolve disputes that arise between fantasy teams.
My business website is HERE

If you have any comments about the web site or the process, contact us at info@fantasydispute.com.

 

2) Is the judges decision binding on our league?

Enforcing the decision is up to your league commissioner.
Your league rules or constitution should be amended to add the Fantasy Sports Bill Of Rights.
1st Amendment: Each owner shall play fairly and use good sportsmanship. Each owner shall make transactions with the intent of improving their own team.
2nd Amendment: The league commissioner shall use reasonable discretion to resolve league disputes.
3rd Amendment: If an owner disagrees with the league commissioner's decision regarding a dispute, the owner has the right to submit the dispute to www.FantasyDispute.com for binding resolution at that owner's expense.

 

3) What do we do if our league commissioner refuses to enforce your decision?

You should have thought about this ahead of time, and gotten your league commissioner's cooperation with whatever FantasyDispute.com decides.  If your commissioner or one of the teams involved still refuses to accept the decision, your league is not being fair and it is time for you to find another league.

 

4) How do I become a FantasyDispute.com judge?

FantasyDispute.com is always looking for fair-minded people with at least ten years of fantasy sports experience to act as judges. Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@fantasydispute.com.

 

5) What is the privacy policy of FantasyDispute.com?

FantasyDispute.com does not request any of your personal information. We really don't care who you are.  All we need is your email address, which we will not share with anyone intentionally without your written permission.

 

6) What if I disagree with the judge's decision?

You used the services of FantasyDispute.com because there was a dispute in the first place. It should not be surprising that one party disagrees with the result.  Decisions of FantasyDispute.com are FINAL.  FantasyDispute.com cannot guarantee the right answer, but we do guarantee a quick answer from a neutral party. This maintains the integrity of your league.

 

7) What kind of information should I include in my Dispute or Response?

This is entirely up to you.  FantasyDispute.com encourages you to state your case as completely as possible. You may include information such as league rules, scoring system, league website, number of teams in league, number of players per team, rosters of teams involved in dispute, contract, salary, or keeper league information, or whatever else is needed to resolve your dispute. You may include comments by your commissioner or others that support your position, or anything else that you think will persuade the FantasyDispute.com Judge (bribes not accepted).  

 

8) Does the side that entered the original Dispute get a chance to reply?

No. Once you have submitted your Dispute or Response, that's it. You should anticipate the Response, and include persuasive argument in the Dispute.

 

9) What is a typical dispute?

An example would be one owner submitting a Dispute about an alleged unfair trade of Barry Bonds for Dontrelle Willis. The Response would probably come from another owner not involved in the trade.

 

10) What factors does the FantasyDispute.com judge consider in rendering a decision?

The judge will consider everything that is submitted in the Dispute or the Response. It is important for each side to argue their position as convincingly as possible. For instance, in a Barry Bonds for Dontrelle Willis trade dispute, the Dispute and Response may look like this:

Sample Dispute:

We are in a 5 x 5 rotisserie league. Two owners traded Barry Bonds for Dontrelle Willis on August 25th. The guy who got Willis was out of contention, and the guy who got Bonds was in second place before the trade. The owners are coincidentally brothers. These are the same Bozos that traded Pujols for Ishii last year.  Please rule that this trade is unfair and the players must be traded back effective August 25th.

Sample Response:

I'm the guy that got Bonds. This is a keeper league that has been in existence for 8 years. Bonds $45 contract ends this year. Willis should be a superstar for years to come and is under contract for three more years at $10 this year (increasing $5/year). See this comment from the guy that got Willis: [Dear FantasyDispute.com, This trade should be approved. The fact that we are brothers has nothing to with it. I think it's likely that Bonds will get injured before the end of the year due to his age. I think Willis has upside and the Marlins are going to win a bunch of games down the stretch.] See this comment from our commissioner: [Dear FantasyDispute.com, as the commissioner for this league, I think this trade should be allowed since our league has historically been very liberal in allowing trades. I know both brothers, and they are both always quite competitive.  The guy who submitted the dispute is in first place, and I am in third. I don't want to be accused of favoritism, so we have agreed to let FantasyDispute.com settle the issue.]

 

11) What does it cost?

Only $14.95 per dispute.  Payments accepted by Paypal only.

 

12) What if FantasyDispute.com does not render a decision the same day?

 The FantasyDispute.com judge was waiting for the Response.  If there will be no Response by the other person, you should have checked the box next to There will be no response. (See How It Works #3).  If a Response is not received within 24 hours, The FantasyDispute.com judge will e-mail a written decision after 24 hours, but before 48 hours has elapsed. 

The FantasyDispute.com judge will e-mail a written decision simultaneously to both owners the same day as long as the Response is received by 5:00 p.m. PT or the Dispute is submitted by 5:00 p.m. PT and there will be no Response.

If the FantasyDispute.com judge does not meet these deadlines, contact info@fantasydispute.com and your payment will be promptly refunded through Paypal.