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Pioneering a Transformative Approach to Dispute Resolution at the American Arbitration Association author.

Pioneering a Transformative Approach to Dispute Resolution at the American Arbitration Association

At the heart of the American Arbitration Association (AAA®) lies a vibrant culture of innovation and a forward-looking approach to...

By Kendal Enz
Arbitration Conversation No. 100: Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Virginia author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 100: Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Virginia

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, who has represented Virginia’s third congressional...

By Robert Scott, Amy Schmitz
2023: The Year of OArb author.

2023: The Year of OArb

A common question asked after our presentations on online dispute resolution (ODR) is: “when can we expect the arrival of...

By Amy Schmitz, Colin Rule
Metaverse and Digital Identity author.

Metaverse and Digital Identity

The term metaverse was first coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash.  In the novel,...

By Ken Korea
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
SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Coinbase author.

SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Coinbase

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Conversation No. 99: Chris Poole, CEO of JAMS author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 99: Chris Poole, CEO of JAMS

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Chris Poole Chief Executive Officer of JAMS, the largest provider of...

By Chris Poole, Amy Schmitz
Tenth Circuit: Effective Vindication Exception Invalidates Arbitration Agreement. ERISA Action Advances in Court author.

Tenth Circuit: Effective Vindication Exception Invalidates Arbitration Agreement. ERISA Action Advances in Court

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. A U.S. Court of Appeals holds that the...

By Harry Jacobowitz
Arbitration Conversation No. 98: Arbitrator Gary Benton author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 98: Arbitrator Gary Benton

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Gary Benton, an internationally recognized Arbitrator and Mediator with expertise in...

By Gary L. Benton, Amy Schmitz
Split Ninth Circuit Holds California’s AB-51 is Preempted by the FAA author.

Split Ninth Circuit Holds California’s AB-51 is Preempted by the FAA

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. A divided Ninth Circuit Panel holds that California’s...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Conversation No. 96: Allen Waxman, President & CEO of CPR author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 96: Allen Waxman, President & CEO of CPR

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Allen Waxman, the President & CEO of the International Institute for...

By Allen Waxman, Amy Schmitz
EFASASHA Didn’t Invalidate Employment PDAA, But Unconscionability Did author.

EFASASHA Didn’t Invalidate Employment PDAA, But Unconscionability Did

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. Because the employee’s sexual harassment lawsuit predated the...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Conversation No. 95: Olof Heggemann, Founder, Eperoto author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 95: Olof Heggemann, Founder, Eperoto

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Olof Heggemann, Founder of Eperoto.com. Olof has a professional background in...

By Olof Heggemann, Amy Schmitz
Mandatory Arbitration in Investment Disputes? Registered Investment Advisers Get to Decide… author.

Mandatory Arbitration in Investment Disputes? Registered Investment Advisers Get to Decide…

Most investors do not understand the difference between two types of financial advisors who they often rely on for investment...

By Brittany Munn
Canada – Procedural Fairness in International Arbitration author.

Canada – Procedural Fairness in International Arbitration

This article was first published in the Arbitration Matters Blog, here. “Out here, due process is a bullet”, said John...

By Myriam Seers
SCOTUS Again Declines to Review Case Involving FINRA Award author.

SCOTUS Again Declines to Review Case Involving FINRA Award

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. For the second time in a few months,...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Conversation No. 92: Arbitrator Lisa Munro, Partner at Lerners LLP author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 92: Arbitrator Lisa Munro, Partner at Lerners LLP

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Arbitrator Lisa Munro, a partner at Lerners LLP. Lisa brings to...

By Lisa C. Munro, Amy Schmitz
SCOTUS to Take Up FAA Section 16 Question author.

SCOTUS to Take Up FAA Section 16 Question

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. Reversing a recent trend, the Supreme Court has...

By George Friedman
Judge’s Interpretation of an Ambiguous Arbitration Agreement Survives, Despite Post-Decision Recusal for Conflict of Interest author.

Judge’s Interpretation of an Ambiguous Arbitration Agreement Survives, Despite Post-Decision Recusal for Conflict of Interest

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. A U.S. District Court judge, after issuing an...

By Harry Jacobowitz
Alleging Arbitrator Bias, Oppenheimer Moves to Vacate FINRA Panel’s $36+ Million Award author.

Alleging Arbitrator Bias, Oppenheimer Moves to Vacate FINRA Panel’s $36+ Million Award

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. Oppenheimer has moved to vacate a massive Award...

By George Friedman
Arbitration of Investor Claims in An Industry-Sponsored Forum – A Look Back at 20 Years of Lessons author.

Arbitration of Investor Claims in An Industry-Sponsored Forum – A Look Back at 20 Years of Lessons

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. Introduction Industry-sponsored arbitration has long been the only...

By Courtney M. Werning, David Neuman, Jorge L. Riera, Michael S. Edmiston
SCOTUS Declines to Review Case Involving FINRA Award author.

SCOTUS Declines to Review Case Involving FINRA Award

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog. here. The Supreme Court on October 31 denied Certiorari in Caputo v....

By George Friedman
An Emerging Trend to Replace Direct Testimony with Written Narrative Witness Statements in Commercial Arbitration author.

An Emerging Trend to Replace Direct Testimony with Written Narrative Witness Statements in Commercial Arbitration

A foundational principle of Arbitration is that it based on an agreement between the parties to submit their dispute for...

By Jerome Rock
FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through 3Q: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Have Definitely Stabilized. Mediation Filings Are Still Up, But Continue to Slow Down author.

FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through 3Q: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Have Definitely Stabilized. Mediation Filings Are Still Up, But Continue to Slow Down

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog. here. FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics through...

By George Friedman
Resolving Investor-State Disputes following Russia’s War in Ukraine: Investment Arbitration Will Lead the Way author.

Resolving Investor-State Disputes following Russia’s War in Ukraine: Investment Arbitration Will Lead the Way

Russia’s war against Ukraine affected many people and businesses, leaving a global impact. Foreign countries (States) imposed sanctions affecting the...

By Brittany Munn
First Monday in October: Some Arbitration-Centric Cases Worth Following author.

First Monday in October: Some Arbitration-Centric Cases Worth Following

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. The Supreme Court was back in session on October...

By George Friedman
Canada – Arbitration Agreement Invalid due to Unconscionability and no Consideration author.

Canada – Arbitration Agreement Invalid due to Unconscionability and no Consideration

This article was first published on the Arbitration Matters blog, here. In Pokornik v. SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc., 2022 MBKB 178,...

By Cynthia Kuehl
Fifth Circuit: FAA Section 1 Does Not Exempt Local Delivery Drivers author.

Fifth Circuit: FAA Section 1 Does Not Exempt Local Delivery Drivers

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. Houston area delivery drivers who generally did not cross...

By George Friedman
Canada – Interests of Justice Require Closely Linked Disputes to be Arbitrated author.

Canada – Interests of Justice Require Closely Linked Disputes to be Arbitrated

This article was first published on the Arbitration Matters blog, here. In Tessier v 2428-8516 Québec inc., 2002 QCCS 3159, Justice...

By Rachel Howie
The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Ruling in Southwest Airlines v. Saxon: More Questions Left than Answers author.

The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Ruling in Southwest Airlines v. Saxon: More Questions Left than Answers

Introduction and Unanswered Questions             Airplane cargo loaders and ramp supervisors are now able to bring a claim for overtime...

By Brittany Munn

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