I: What is FantasyJudgment.com?
FantasyJudgment.com is a pantheon of fantasy sports experts dedicated to resolving issues, disputes and conflicts within the confines of fantasy sports leagues. The five judges all have unparalleled resumes with countless years of fantasy sports experience. It is with great pleasure that we combined our unbridled passion for fantasy sports with our professional backgrounds to provide independent, third-party dispute resolution services to the fantasy sports universe.
II: Is my fantasy league bound by FantasyJudgment.com’s decision?
Your league’s commissioner ultimately has the final authority on your issue. However, it is recommended that your league’s Constitution be amended to include a provision for dispute submission to FantasyJudgment.com. This will alleviate the pressure on your commissioner to resolve every issue and remove any purported impropriety on his behalf. Additionally, it is recommended that an additional fee be included for each league member to contribute to the costs of fantasy judgments.
III: Does FantasyJudgment.com respect my privacy?
We do! We only require valid email addresses so that decisions can be sent to you. Plus, your payment information is private and secure with PayPal.
IV: What if I do not agree with the Judge’s decision?
By its very nature, a dispute contains differing opinions on a particular issue. As a result, one side will likely not agree with the decision rendered. However, the judge’s decision should be considered final. While we cannot guarantee the absolute correct decision, we can guarantee that your issue will be decided expeditiously and neutrally. This helps maintain your league’s integrity, which has an intangible value.
V: What information or data should be provided in a dispute?
To help facilitate the fairest decision, you should provide as much information as possible. This includes citations to your league’s rules, scoring system, league structure, rosters, contracts/salaries for keeper leagues, and anything else relevant that will assist us in rendering a decision. You should also include persuasive arguments, background, and precedent in further support of your position. Once the dispute is submitted, the Respondent has the opportunity to reply. After that, the information is provided to the judges for a decision.
VI: What are some examples of disputes or issues that arise in fantasy leagues?
Most disputes or issues arise from alleged unfair trades (i.e., Albert Pujols for Rich Aurilia and Melky Cabrera). Other examples of disputes are: enforcement of a league’s rules, timing of transactions entered, adjustment of retroactive statistics, position eligibility, and scoring errors.
VII: How do the FantasyJudgment.com judges come to their decisions?
Each issue or dispute is analyzed on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the information provided by the Appellant and Respondent, the judges will weigh all factors involved, including the rules of each league and the persuasiveness of the arguments made. After considering these factors, the judges will consider their own fantasy sports experience and render a decision that is the fairest given the information provided and available.
VIII: How much does it cost to utilize FantasyJudgment.com’s services?
There is a charge of only $15.00 per dispute submitted. We also offer a season package of $100.00 for unlimited disputes submitted.
IX: What if a decision is not timely rendered by FantasyJudgment.com?
If there is no reply by the Respondent, then the time frame for a decision is technically 48 hours from the time a dispute is submitted by the Appellant. If a decision is not rendered after 48 hours from the time a dispute was submitted, or if a decision is not rendered within 24 hours of the Respondent’s reply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and your payment will be refunded through PayPal.