Should we let the players decide
Sorry - I seem to be posting quite a bit here. I'm also learning a lot, though!
I had a difficult situation where the law was not easy to understand and apply, and where there was culpability on both sides.
Both sides were willing to accept an assigned score of AVE : AVE, but I still believed it would be possible to play the board and get a result.
Should I have taken the easy route and accepted their "proposal", or stuck to my guns and try to get a result?
I think the technical answer is probably "get a result if you can", but practically?
Ironic followup: After working out what should be done to play the hand, one pair had looked at the hand records so it was AVE : AVE after all.