What is UMPIRE?

When matters in dispute are submitted to two or more arbitrators, and they do not agree in their decision, it is usual for another person to be called in as “umpire,” to whose sole judgment it is then referred. Brown. And see Ingraham v. Whitmore. 75 111. 30; Tyler v. Webb, 10 B. Mon. (Ky.) 123; Lyon v. Blossom, 4 Duer (N. Y.) 325. Un ne doit prise advantage de son tort demesne. 2 And. 38, 40. One ought not to take advantage of his own wrong. Una persona viz potest snpplere vices dnarnm. 7 Coke, 118. One person can scarcely supply the places of two. See 9 H. L. Cas. 274.

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