The Report on Lengthy Litigation
The Arbitration Committee did not open or close any cases this week, leaving five cases open.
The Tothwolf case has entered its second week of deliberations. The case, which concerns a long-standing dispute between Tothwolf and several other editors, was filed by third party Jehochman. No workshop drafting has yet taken place; a draft decision, to be written by arbitrator Wizardman, is expected by 6 December.
Ottava Rima restrictions
The Ottava Rima restrictions case has entered its second week of deliberations. The case was filed by Ottava Rima to appeal an editing restriction imposed following a community discussion on the administrators' noticeboard. A number of proposals have already been made on the workshop page; a draft decision, to be written by arbitrators Wizardman and Rlevse, is expected by 1 December.
The Socionics case has entered its seventh week of deliberations. The case was filed by rmcnew, who alleged that Tcaudilllg has engaged in edit-warring and personal attacks. Tcaudilllg has denied the allegations, calling them "ad hominem attacks on [his] character". Drafting arbitrator Carcharoth has drafted a number of proposals on the workshop page; a draft decision was expected by 14 November.
The Asmahan case has entered its tenth week of deliberations. The filing editor, Supreme Deliciousness, alleges that Arab Cowboy has engaged in a variety of disruptive behavior on the "Asmahan" article; Arab Cowboy denies the allegations, and claims that Supreme Deliciousness is pursuing a disruptive agenda of his own. The drafting arbitrator, John Vandenberg, has posed a number of questions to the parties, and has drafted a number of proposals on the case workshop. A draft decision in the case was expected by 19 November.
Eastern European mailing list
The Eastern European mailing list case has entered its tenth week of deliberations, and its sixth week of voting. The case concerns a set of leaked mailing list archives which are alleged to show an extensive history of collusion among numerous editors of Eastern European topics. Standard workshop procedures have been suspended for the case, so normal drafting of proposals by the parties and other editors has not taken place.
The proposed decision, written by arbitrator Coren, would strip Piotrus of his administrator status, ban him for three months, and place him under a topic ban for one year; ban Digwuren and Martintg for three months and also place them under year-long topic bans; and issue a number of admonishments and reminders, as well as an amnesty for all participants of the mailing list not otherwise sanctioned. Additional proposals made by other arbitrators include bans for Tymek, Jacurek, and Radeksz, as well as more nuanced topic bans for Piotrus and Digwuren. Voting on the proposals is divided.
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