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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
Canada – Court of Appeal Upholds “Single Proceeding” Insolvency Model Over Recourse to Arbitration author.

Canada – Court of Appeal Upholds “Single Proceeding” Insolvency Model Over Recourse to Arbitration

This article was first published on the Arbitration Matters blog, here. In Mundo Media Ltd. (Re), 2022 ONCA 607, Court of...

By James Plotkin
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
Arbitration Conversation No. 83: Gary Born, Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Hale author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 83: Gary Born, Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Hale

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer...

By Gary Born, Amy Schmitz
Arbitrators: Be Cautious When Sanctioning Attorneys author.

Arbitrators: Be Cautious When Sanctioning Attorneys

A Colorado appellate court recently held that arbitrators do not have the inherent power to sanction an attorney personally for...

By Imre Szalai
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
The Supreme Court Limits 28 U.S.C § 1782 Discovery in Aid of International Arbitration author.

The Supreme Court Limits 28 U.S.C § 1782 Discovery in Aid of International Arbitration

Introduction 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (“Section 1782”) is a United States statute that allows parties to obtain discovery of documents...

By Brittany Munn
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
Compliance Reinforcement Mechanism in 2021 Delos Rules of Arbitration: Continuing a Tradition of Bold Innovation author.

Compliance Reinforcement Mechanism in 2021 Delos Rules of Arbitration: Continuing a Tradition of Bold Innovation

The 2021 Delos Rules of Arbitration came into effect on 1 November 2021, the first major revision since the institution was established...

By Marco de Sousa
Independence Day and Arbitration author.

Independence Day and Arbitration

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. Years ago I penned a blog post on Independence...

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
Supreme Court Limits California’s PAGA Law on Employment Claims, Preempting It in Part under the Federal Arbitration Act author.

Supreme Court Limits California’s PAGA Law on Employment Claims, Preempting It in Part under the Federal Arbitration Act

This article was first published in CPR Speaks, The Blog of the CPR Institute, here. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled...

By Arjan Bir Singh Sodhi, Russ Bleemer
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
Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Southwest: Goes with the Flow on “Engaged” in Interstate Commerce author.

Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Southwest: Goes with the Flow on “Engaged” in Interstate Commerce

The Supreme Court has decided Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, No. 21-309, ruling unanimously that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) section 1 exemption of “workers engaged...

By George Friedman
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
Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Sundance: No Prejudice Requirement to Prove Waiver of Arbitration Rights author.

Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Sundance: No Prejudice Requirement to Prove Waiver of Arbitration Rights

The Supreme Court has decided Morgan v. Sundance Inc., No. 21-328, ruling unanimously that there is no prejudice requirement under the Federal Arbitration...

By George Friedman
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
A Note on Badgerow v. Walters et al. (No.20-1143, March 31,2022) author.

A Note on Badgerow v. Walters et al. (No.20-1143, March 31,2022)

At her confirmation hearing Justice Kagan noted “So in that sense, we are all originalists.” (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing,...

By Terry Moritz
Our Promised Elaboration on the FINRA DRS 1Q Stats author.

Our Promised Elaboration on the FINRA DRS 1Q Stats

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

By George Friedman
Remembering Thierry Garby author.

Remembering Thierry Garby

Thierry Garby, an ambassador of international mediation, passed away in January. ICC, and the broader dispute resolution community, were fortunate...

By Michael McIlwrath
ICSID Member States Approve Amended 2022 Arbitration Rules author.

ICSID Member States Approve Amended 2022 Arbitration Rules

On 21 March 2022, the member states of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) approved wide-ranging amendments...

By Andrew Cannon, Vanessa Naish
Arbitration of PAGA Claims & Uncertainty in the Future of US Arbitration author.

Arbitration of PAGA Claims & Uncertainty in the Future of US Arbitration

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, No. 20-1573, on March 30,...

By Imre Szalai
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
Arbitration Conversation No. 74: Peter Merrill, CEO of Construction Dispute Resolution Services author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 74: Peter Merrill, CEO of Construction Dispute Resolution Services

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Peter Merrill, President, and CEO of Construction Dispute Resolution Services, a...

By Peter Merrill, Amy Schmitz
Badgerow v. Walters – Answering Vaden’s Questions and Limiting Its Application author.

Badgerow v. Walters – Answering Vaden’s Questions and Limiting Its Application

Introduction             The Supreme Court’s decision in Vaden v. Discover Bank, 556 U.S. 49 (2009), held that district courts can...

By Kristen Blankley
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
This Just In: SCOTUS Decides Badgerow author.

This Just In: SCOTUS Decides Badgerow

 Just as we went to press came word that, based on statutory construction, the Supreme Court has decided Badgerow v. Walters,...

By George Friedman

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