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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Whether the Federal Arbitration Act Forecloses Public-Policy Challenges to Arbitration Awards author.

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Whether the Federal Arbitration Act Forecloses Public-Policy Challenges to Arbitration Awards

This article first appeared in Global Dispute Resolution Insights, here. For the second time in four years, the U.S. Supreme...

By Sarah Biser
The 2020 SIAC Annual Report: Trends & Questions author.

The 2020 SIAC Annual Report: Trends & Questions

This article first appeared on Thomson Reuters Practical Law Arbitration Blog, here. One day short of April Fool’s Day this...

By Hanna Azkiya
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic On (Physical) Litigation and International Arbitration Proceedings in Switzerland author.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic On (Physical) Litigation and International Arbitration Proceedings in Switzerland

This article first appeared on Global Arbitration News by Baker McKenzie, here. With the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in...

By Valentina Hirsiger, Lukas Frommelt
Canada – Arbitration Remains Mandatory Despite Option Given to Only One Party to Waive Arbitration author.

Canada – Arbitration Remains Mandatory Despite Option Given to Only One Party to Waive Arbitration

This article first appeared in Urbas Arbitral, here. In Malcolm Drilling Company Inc. v. The Graham-Aecon Joint Venture, 2021 BCSC 1136,...

By Daniel Urbas
Are We Seeing the Start of a Tectonic Shift on Mandatory PDAAs in the Financial Services Field? author.

Are We Seeing the Start of a Tectonic Shift on Mandatory PDAAs in the Financial Services Field?

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA), here. This is less a letter from the editor and more...

By George Friedman
Plenty of Phish in the Sea: Cybersecurity and the Revised IBA Rules on Evidence author.

Plenty of Phish in the Sea: Cybersecurity and the Revised IBA Rules on Evidence

This article was first published on the Thomson Reuters Practical Law Arbitration Blog, here. It is a trite but a...

By Sebastiano Nessi, Simon Demaurex
Remedying a Slip in an Award author.

Remedying a Slip in an Award

This blog was originally published on the Practical Law Arbitration blog on 18 May 2021. Practical Law is part of Thomson Reuters A new...

By Michael Lampert
AAA Stats, 1st Qtr. 2021: Consumer & Employment Case Information Updates author.

AAA Stats, 1st Qtr. 2021: Consumer & Employment Case Information Updates

This article first appeared in the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American...

By George Friedman
The Tide Rises: Will Biden’s Blue Wave Wash Away Mandatory Arbitration? author.

The Tide Rises: Will Biden’s Blue Wave Wash Away Mandatory Arbitration?

This article first appeared on the Financial Institutions Law Alert, here. Congressional rumblings about outlawing mandatory arbitration clauses are relatively...

By Joseph Calabrese
SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in Selden. At Issue: FAA Review of Awards Based on Public Policy author.

SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in Selden. At Issue: FAA Review of Awards Based on Public Policy

This article first appeared in the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog. As reported in SAA 2021-19 (May 20), the Supreme Court...

By George Friedman
Canada – Offer to Settle in Advance of Stay Application Must Contain Real Compromise to Justify Higher Costs author.

Canada – Offer to Settle in Advance of Stay Application Must Contain Real Compromise to Justify Higher Costs

This article first appeared on Urbas Arbitral, here. In Kore Meals LLC v. Freshii Development LLC, 2021 ONSC 3736, Mr. Justice...

By Daniel Urbas
Remember the FINRA Case Where the Broker Challenged a Zoom Hearing Ordered Over His Objection? It’s Been Awarded author.

Remember the FINRA Case Where the Broker Challenged a Zoom Hearing Ordered Over His Objection? It’s Been Awarded

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA), here. The arbitration underlying a suit challenging a FINRA Panel’s authority to...

By George Friedman
Appeals Court Affirms Employer’s Ability to Compel Arbitration in Massachusetts author.

Appeals Court Affirms Employer’s Ability to Compel Arbitration in Massachusetts

This article first appeared on Ogletree Deakins insights, here. Mandatory arbitration clauses for employment disputes have received a great deal...

By Rachel Mandel, Laurielle Howe
Facebook’s Oversight Board, Trump, and Arbitration author.

Facebook’s Oversight Board, Trump, and Arbitration

This article first appeared on the Arbitration USA Blog, here. Earlier today, Facebook’s Oversight Board issued its decision regarding Donald Trump’s suspension...

By Imre Szalai
Reminder Of American Exceptionalism In Consumer Arbitration author.

Reminder Of American Exceptionalism In Consumer Arbitration

“American exceptionalism” has been used to reference the United States’ outlier policies in various contexts, including its love for litigation. ...

By Amy Schmitz
FINRA Issues Reg Notice on “Do’s and Don’ts” of PDAA Use in Customer Agreements author.

FINRA Issues Reg Notice on “Do’s and Don’ts” of PDAA Use in Customer Agreements

This article first appeared on the Securites Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog here. FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice reminding industry...

By George Friedman
Arbitration of Digital Disputes in Smart Contracts and The Release of The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules from The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce author.

Arbitration of Digital Disputes in Smart Contracts and The Release of The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules from The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce

This article first appeared on Arbitration Notes by Herbert Smith Freehills, here. On 22 April 2021 the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce...

By Craig Tevendale, Chris Parker, Dorothy Livingston, Vanessa Naish, Charlie Morgan
Enforcing Arbitral Awards Globally Practical Considerations author.

Enforcing Arbitral Awards Globally Practical Considerations

This article first appeared on the Practical Law Arbitration Blog, here. What happens after a claimant successfully obtains an arbitral award against...

By Christopher Tan, Christina Liew
COVID-19’s Continued Impact on ADR Providers: The Key Institutions Update Us on Plans for the Future author.

COVID-19’s Continued Impact on ADR Providers: The Key Institutions Update Us on Plans for the Future

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog here. The COVID-19 pandemic hit all Americans in many...

By George Friedman
The Limits of Consent in Multi-Party Arbitration Agreements author.

The Limits of Consent in Multi-Party Arbitration Agreements

This article first appeared on Global Arbitration News by Baker McKenzie, here. Certain arbitration rules, such as Article 22.1(vii) of...

By Nandakumar Ponniya, Richard Allen, Nicholas Tan
ICSID and UNCITRAL Release Version Two of the Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Dispute author.

ICSID and UNCITRAL Release Version Two of the Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Dispute

ICSID and UNCITRAL have just released an update to the draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Disputes. This...

By Stacie Strong
Supreme Court of Canada finds Uber Arbitration Clause is Unconscionable author.

Supreme Court of Canada finds Uber Arbitration Clause is Unconscionable

This article first appeared on Global Arbitration News by Baker McKenzie, here. In Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16 (“Uber v....

By Christina Doria, Brittany Shales
Arbitration Conversation No. 55: Jan Martinez, Director, Gould ADR Program, Stanford Law School author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 55: Jan Martinez, Director, Gould ADR Program, Stanford Law School

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Janet Martinez, Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program; Director, Gould Alternative...

By Janet Martinez, Amy Schmitz
GAO Report Says Arbitration Has Impacted Servicemember Rights, But to what Extent is Unclear author.

GAO Report Says Arbitration Has Impacted Servicemember Rights, But to what Extent is Unclear

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has released a Report...

By George Friedman
Call for Participation in Questionnaire for the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings author.

Call for Participation in Questionnaire for the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings

Women who have served or are serving as arbitrators are invited to participate in a questionnaire regarding their experiences, with...

By Stacie Strong
Prehearing Issues Raised by Virtual Hearings of FINRA Arbitrations author.

Prehearing Issues Raised by Virtual Hearings of FINRA Arbitrations

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has made significant changes to the arbitration process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

By Joel Everest, Josh Jones
FINRA Posts Dispute Resolution Stats Through February: A Decent Month After a Rough Start to the Year author.

FINRA Posts Dispute Resolution Stats Through February: A Decent Month After a Rough Start to the Year

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

By George Friedman
Canada – Jurisdiction Involves Whether Arbitrator has Authority to Make Inquiry, Not the Answer to the Inquiry author.

Canada – Jurisdiction Involves Whether Arbitrator has Authority to Make Inquiry, Not the Answer to the Inquiry

This article first appeared on Urbas Arbitral, here. In Parc-IX Limited v. The Manufacturer’s Life Insurance Company, 2021 ONSC 1252, Mr....

By Daniel Urbas
Arbitration Conversation No. 53: Canadian Arbitrator Janet Walker author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 53: Canadian Arbitrator Janet Walker

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Janet Walker, an independent arbitrator with chambers at Arbitration Place in...

By Janet Walker, Amy Schmitz
AAA’s Amended International Rules: An Analysis author.

AAA’s Amended International Rules: An Analysis

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. The American Arbitration Association recently amended its rules...

By George Friedman

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