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Looking Back at the First 18 Months of Arbitrate.com author.

Looking Back at the First 18 Months of Arbitrate.com

Mediate.com launched its spinoff online community Arbitrate.com on March 1, 2021, and the site has made an enormous amount of...

By Indraneel Gunjal, Colin Rule
More on Amended AAA Commercial Rules author.

More on Amended AAA Commercial Rules

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. Just as we were putting SAA 2022-33 (Sep. 1)...

By George Friedman
California AB-51 Update: Ninth Circuit Panel Declares A “Do-Over” author.

California AB-51 Update: Ninth Circuit Panel Declares A “Do-Over”

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. The split Ninth Circuit Panel that had ruled a...

By George Friedman
Why You Should Consider California as the Seat for Your Arbitration author.

Why You Should Consider California as the Seat for Your Arbitration

As all the parties to an arbitration know, choosing the seat of the arbitration is extremely important because the law...

By Colin Rule, Indraneel Gunjal
What Does the Federal Arbitration Act’s “Policy Favoring Arbitration” Really Favor? Arbitration as a Way of Settling Disputes Rather than “Deciding” Cases author.

What Does the Federal Arbitration Act’s “Policy Favoring Arbitration” Really Favor? Arbitration as a Way of Settling Disputes Rather than “Deciding” Cases

Introduction For decades, arbitration practice has been conceptualized as an alternative way to resolve cases, acting much as a court...

By Stephanie Korenman, Aegis Frumento
FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through June: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Are Down at the Half-way Mark. Mediation Filings Are Still Strong But Are Slowing Down author.

FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through June: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Are Down at the Half-way Mark. Mediation Filings Are Still Strong But Are Slowing Down

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics...

By George Friedman
Canada – Court Partially Stays Class Action Related to Videogame “Loot Boxes” author.

Canada – Court Partially Stays Class Action Related to Videogame “Loot Boxes”

This article was first published on the Arbitration Matters blog, here. In Petty v Niantic Inc., 2022 BCSC 1077, Justice Mayer...

By James Plotkin
How Companies Can Hedge Risk of Mass Arbitration author.

How Companies Can Hedge Risk of Mass Arbitration

This article was first published on the Cooley LLP Blog, here. Mass arbitration is a recent trend where companies are...

By Marc Suskin, Rachel Thorn
The SCOTUS “Arbitration Quartet” – What You Need to Know author.

The SCOTUS “Arbitration Quartet” – What You Need to Know

Introduction As our readers know, the Supreme Court just concluded a very busy Term that included an unprecedented five arbitration-centric...

By George Friedman
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

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