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District Court of Munich Confirms Arbitrability of Patent Validity Disputes

The arbitrability of disputes concerning the validity and existence of patents has always been the subject of debate. Traditionally, the...

Global Arbitration News
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Yankees, Aaron Judge Settle on $19M Contract before Friday’s Scheduled Arbitration Hearing

Before actually engaging in an arbitration hearing, which was scheduled to begin at noon on Friday, Aaron Judge and the...

Daily News
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Indian Supreme Court Orders Arbitrator Backlog to be Cleared

The Indian Supreme Court has directed the High Courts to decide within six months on applications to appoint arbitrators that...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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US Supreme Court Overrules Key Holding of Iskanian Regarding Arbitrability of PAGA Claims

On June 15, 2022, in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration...

Akin Gump
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India Loses Challenge To $111 Million Arbitration Award In Dispute With Reliance, Shell

The government has lost its appeal in the English High Court against a $111 million arbitration award in favour of...

BQ Prime
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Consumer Coalition to SEC: Look Into RIA Use of PDAAs Calling for Non-FINRA Arbitration

A broad coalition of a dozen consumer advocacy groups – including PIABA – has written to the SEC. urging that...

Securities Arbitration Alert
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Second Circuit Concludes That Workers Who Deliver Baked Goods Are Not Transportation Workers and Must Arbitrate Their Claims

A divided panel of the Second Circuit recently held that independent distributors who distribute bakery products were not transportation workers...

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Former Merrill Broker Hit with a $7.5 Million Award Months After Release From Prison

As widely reported in the media, a former Merrill Lynch broker, who had earlier this year been released from prison...

Securities Arbitration Alert
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Tesla Loses Bid to Move Sex-Harassment Suit Into Arbitration

Tesla Inc. must keep defending itself in open court against claims that female employees face “rampant sexual harassment” in its...

Bloomberg
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District Court’s Order Details 28 USC § 1782 Requirements for Granting Ex Parte Petition for Discovery of Documents…

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted an ex parte petition under 28 U.S.C. §...

Carlton Fields
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District Court Orders Party to Withdraw Actions in Mexico Because the Parties Agreed to Arbitrate All Disputes and…

Luis Sebastian Sayeg Seade (“Sayeg”) was employed by Banco Nacional de México, S.A. (“Banamex”), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Citigroup,...

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Sixth Circuit Rejects Arbitration for Proposed Fiduciary Breach Class Action

The Sixth Circuit, in a matter of first impression for that Circuit, held an arbitration clause contained in an individual...

Proskauer
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South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) Arbitration Rules Come into Force

South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) (SCIAHK) is a new Hong Kong registered arbitral institution. It is affiliated to...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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New York State Court Applies Principles of Contract Formation Set Out in the CISG and Permanently Stays…

In the Matter of the Application of New York State Department of Health, Petitioner, For an Order, Pursuant to Article...

Baker Mckenzie
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Ninth Circuit Declines to Enforce Browsewrap TOS that Didn’t Clearly Alert Users To PDAA

The lack of an affirmative action by the consumer to accept the browsewrap agreement’s Terms of Service “TOS”) doomed the...

Securities Arbitration Alert
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New York Federal Court Confirms Arbitration Award Under Cyprus-Libya Bilateral Investment Treaty

On March 23, 2022, a New York federal court confirmed an award in an arbitration before a tribunal of the...

Reinsurance Focus
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Pirates, Reynolds Avoid Arbitration with Two-Year Deal

The Pirates and Bryan Reynolds have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year deal that will pay him $6.75 million...

DK Pittsburgh Sports
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Over 170 Bills Already Introduced This Congress Involving Arbitration

The recent pace of legislative activity prompted us to look up how many bills have been introduced in the 117th Congress...

Securities Arbitration Alert
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First Circuit Vacates Grant of Motion to Compel Arbitration

First Circuit vacates grant of motion to compel arbitration, finding that the parties’ disagreement over which conflicting agreement applied required...

Global Arbitration News
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Arbitration Provisions Delegating “All Disputes” to Arbitration Are Sufficiently “Clear and Unmistakable…

An arbitration provision providing that “all controversies which may arise between the parties” was sufficiently broad and clear to require...

Carlton Fields
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DIAC and LCIA Announce Agreement Regarding Existing DIFC-LCIA Cases

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (“DIAC“) and the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA“) have announced in a joint press...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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If at First You Don’t Succeed: J&J Shareholders’ Arbitration Proposal is Back on the Annual Meeting Agenda.

The issue of shareholder arbitration is in the news again, this time in the renewal of a Johnson & Johnson...

Securities Arbitration Alert
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House Passes Bill to End Mandatory Arbitration of Legal Disputes

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit companies from enforcing increasingly common agreements that...

Reuters
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Maine Supreme Court Holds Uber Cannot Enforce Arbitration Clause in Its User Terms and Conditions…

The Supreme Court of Maine has affirmed an order denying Uber’s motion to compel arbitration of claims that it and...

Reinsurance Focus
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Ninth Circuit Concludes Domino’s Drivers Are Exempt From FAA

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded that the Federal Arbitration Act’s exemption for “workers engaged in foreign or...

Carlton Fields
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Biden Signs Bill Banning Forced Arbitration in Sexual Misconduct Cases

President Biden on Thursday signed into a law a bill that will end the use of forced arbitration in lawsuits...

The Hill
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First Circuit Clarifies Standard of Review and Evidentiary Proof Applicable to Motion to Compel Arbitration

Air-Con Inc. is a Puerto Rico corporation that specializes in the sale and distribution of air conditioners in Puerto Rico...

Reinsurance Focus
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ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission Report on Leveraging Technology for Fair, Effective and Efficient…

This report identifies the most used technologies to support the practice of international arbitration today, describes features and functionalities that...

ICC
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Delos Launches Open Access Arbitrator Database to Improve Diversity

Independent arbitration institution Delos has created a free, open-access database of arbitrators, in a bid to increase the pool of arbitrators...

Herbert Smith Freehills
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Canadian Arbitrator Upholds Mandatory Vaccination Policy for Employees Who Work Indoors

In Power Workers’ Union v Elexicon Energy Inc., 2022 CanLII 7228 (ON LA) (Elexicon Energy), a union challenged the reasonableness...

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