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Musings of Metaverse Arbitration author.

Musings of Metaverse Arbitration

What is the internet’s current favorite buzzword? Metaverse. In simple terms, the metaverse is an interactive three-dimensional virtual world. The...

By Brittany Munn, Amy Schmitz
Top Tips for Attorneys Representing Clients in Arbitrations author.

Top Tips for Attorneys Representing Clients in Arbitrations

This article was first published on the JAMS ADR Blog here. Planning and preparation are key components for any successful...

By Harold Himmelman
If We Can’t End Mandatory Arbitration, Let’s Improve It author.

If We Can’t End Mandatory Arbitration, Let’s Improve It

There has been a lot of recent legislative action aimed at reining in forced arbitration clauses in consumer and employee...

By Brittany Munn, Colin Rule
A New Federal Arbitration Program Stumbles Out of the Gate author.

A New Federal Arbitration Program Stumbles Out of the Gate

In 2020 Congress passed the "No Surprises Act" [i] (The "Act") to address the sometimes-abusive practice of Out-of-Network medical billing....

By David Berry
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 25 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 25

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about making online arbitration...

By Oladeji Tiamiyu, Myriam Seers, Olof Heggemann, Amy Schmitz
Resolving Sexual Misconduct Cases in the Workplace: Where Do We Go Now? author.

Resolving Sexual Misconduct Cases in the Workplace: Where Do We Go Now?

Just a few weeks ago, on March 3, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law a bill that amends the...

By Brittany Munn, Colin Rule
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 24 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 24

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about when an online...

By Olof Heggemann, Oladeji Tiamiyu, Myriam Seers, Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 23 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 23

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about advice for attorneys...

By Myriam Seers, Olof Heggemann, Oladeji Tiamiyu, Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 22 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 22

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about building rapport with...

By Oladeji Tiamiyu, Myriam Seers, Olof Heggemann, Amy Schmitz
President Biden Signs Into Law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. It Became Effective Immediately author.

President Biden Signs Into Law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. It Became Effective Immediately

President Biden on March 3 signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. It became effective...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Conversation  No. 71: Ashley Rafael, General Counsel, Midway Moving & Storage, Inc. author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 71: Ashley Rafael, General Counsel, Midway Moving & Storage, Inc.

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Ashley Rafael, General Counsel, Midway Moving & Storage, Inc. Ashley is...

By Ashley Rafael, Amy Schmitz
Forced Arbitration Ban in #MeToo Cases: What’s Next for Employers? author.

Forced Arbitration Ban in #MeToo Cases: What’s Next for Employers?

This article first appeared on Engage Blog by Hogan Lovells, here. President Biden is expected to sign into law legislation...

By Ches Garrison
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 21 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 21

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about making online arbitration...

By Olof Heggemann, Oladeji Tiamiyu, Myriam Seers, Amy Schmitz
Analysis: Georgia Court Vacates FINRA Award on Several Bases author.

Analysis: Georgia Court Vacates FINRA Award on Several Bases

Just as we were finalizing the last Alert, we learned that a Georgia Trial Court had vacated a FINRA Award based...

By George Friedman
Canada – Statute Gives Unintended Economic Incentives to Avoid Mandatory Arbitration author.

Canada – Statute Gives Unintended Economic Incentives to Avoid Mandatory Arbitration

This article was first published on the Arbitration Matters blog, here. In Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 1171 v Rebeiro, 2022...

By Lisa C. Munro
Practicalities of Privacy and Secrecy in Arbitration author.

Practicalities of Privacy and Secrecy in Arbitration

There has been a great deal of discussion lately about nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) in arbitration. The problem is that the...

By Amy Schmitz
The U.S. Supreme Court Finally Will Review (and May Bury) PAGA’s Anti-Arbitration Rule author.

The U.S. Supreme Court Finally Will Review (and May Bury) PAGA’s Anti-Arbitration Rule

This article was first published on Proskauer Blog, here. While the California Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld arbitration agreements with...

By Anthony J. Oncidi, Philippe A. Lebel
Arbitration Conversation No. 69: Stephen Anway, Partner and Co-Chair of IDR at Squire Patton Boggs author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 69: Stephen Anway, Partner and Co-Chair of IDR at Squire Patton Boggs

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Arbitrator Stephen Anway, global co-chair of Squire Patton Boggs’ International Dispute...

By Stephen P. Anway, Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Conversation No. 68: Prof. Imre Szalai of Loyola University New Orleans author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 68: Prof. Imre Szalai of Loyola University New Orleans

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Prof. Imre Szalai of Loyola University New Orleans, a nationally-known scholar...

By Imre Szalai, Amy Schmitz
After a Lull in 2021, a Busy Year Ahead Arbitration-wise for SCOTUS author.

After a Lull in 2021, a Busy Year Ahead Arbitration-wise for SCOTUS

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert, here. We entered 2021 with SCOTUS poised to again rule on delegation...

By George Friedman
In Case You Missed Them, Here Are the Top 10 Highlights of Arbitration in 2021 author.

In Case You Missed Them, Here Are the Top 10 Highlights of Arbitration in 2021

In case you missed them, here are the Top 10 Highlights of Arbitration in 2021 to look back on as...

By Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Conversation No. 67: Stephen Kane, Founder, and CEO of FairClaims.com author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 67: Stephen Kane, Founder, and CEO of FairClaims.com

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Stephen Kane, Founder and CEO of FairClaims.com, an ODR provider working...

By Stephen Kane, Amy Schmitz
Déséquilibre and Arbitration Clauses in Subway Franchise Contracts in France author.

Déséquilibre and Arbitration Clauses in Subway Franchise Contracts in France

The presence of arbitration clauses in franchise contracts is not a novelty[1]– on the contrary, it is a practice being...

By Leonardo de Oliveira, Clotilde Jourdain-Fortier
Just Like Thanksgiving and Black Friday: Five Truisms about Arbitration — That Aren’t True author.

Just Like Thanksgiving and Black Friday: Five Truisms about Arbitration — That Aren’t True

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert, here. Years ago I penned a blog post on Thanksgiving and arbitration....

By George Friedman
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 20 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 20

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about the growing interest...

By Imre Szalai, Steven Shapiro, Erin Archerd, Amy Schmitz
Tales from the Arbitration Crypt author.

Tales from the Arbitration Crypt

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. With Halloween behind us, I thought it might be...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 19 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 19

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about the biggest pitfalls...

By Steven Shapiro, Imre Szalai, Erin Archerd, Amy Schmitz
Invoking a Policy’s Arbitral Provisions that Fall Under the New York or Panama Convention when a Third Party Sues the Insurer author.

Invoking a Policy’s Arbitral Provisions that Fall Under the New York or Panama Convention when a Third Party Sues the Insurer

This article was originally published in the ARIAS·U.S. Quarterly, Q3, 2021 and is republished here with permission. A.        Overview The...

By Edward Lenci
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 18 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 18

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about advice for attorneys...

By Erin Archerd, Steven Shapiro, Imre Szalai, Amy Schmitz
The Continued Rise Of The New York Convention And The Fall Of The “Bellefonte Cap.” author.

The Continued Rise Of The New York Convention And The Fall Of The “Bellefonte Cap.”

Another Circuit Court Holds That the New York Convention Pre-empts State Laws Prohibiting Arbitration of Insurance Disputes On August 12,...

By Edward Lenci

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