LDM Partner Cathy S. Trent-Vilim recently obtained an arbitration award in her Client’s favor in a crop insurance case.  The claimant alleged that the crop insurer improperly removed the claimant’s New Producer status, resulting in an overpayment of indemnity benefits.  The parties agreed to proceed under expedited procedures and to submit the matter to the arbitrator in writing.  Three business days after the claimant submitted his rebuttal submission, the arbitrator issued his reasoned award, complete with findings of fact, determinations and a statement of the basis of the award.