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 we kick off 2022!

Highlight #10 – The Amazon ‘about-face’, deleting their arbitration clause in the wake of mass filings Travis Lenkner [@tdlenk] discusses the mass filings, here.

Highlight #9 – Growth of new online arbitration platforms like FairClaims and @fairshake

Highlight #8 – Congressional hearings on sexual harassment arbitration, see here.

Highlight #7 – Facebook created an oversight board that is essentially arbitration, link here.

Highlight #6 – SCOTUS is poised to again weigh in on the “transportation worker” issue, see the link to the petition here.

Highlight #5 – Major arbitration institutions announce mass arbitration procedures, see here.

Highlight #4 – SCOTUS ends the year “cert-happy” for arbitration, including questions at the crossroads of the FAA and California’s PAGA, link here.

Highlight #3 – Brought to you by the amazing @BrianDFarkas is the NDA and arbitration saga involving the former president, see here.

Highlight #2 – Continued and much-needed discussion regarding ways to improve diversity in arbitration, The Improving Diversity in Arbitration Colloquium hosted by Arbitrate.com and Texas A&M School of Law.

and…

Highlight #1 – Drumroll please…… Normalization and expansion of “OArb” (Online Arbitration) including the proliferation of OArb Protocols — See my index here.

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Amy Schmitz

Professor Amy Schmitz is the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. From 2016-2021 Professor Schmitz was the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution.…

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