"Take it or leave it" contract found to be valid and enforceable.
Fifth Circuit has refused to enforce a mandatory arbitration provision against the spouse of a customer.
Seventh Circuit reverses motion and directs trial court to order arbitration.
By Sheila J. Carpenter
Recusals may be easier to obtain in arbitration than in a courtroom, but judicial assistance in removing an arbitrator is rare. Recently, two courts have taken that unusual step.
By Monique Sasson
The First Circuit shines a guiding light on whether the preclusive effect of a prior arbitration is arbitrable. It is, including in circumstances where the first award has been confirmed by a federal court order.
By Clarence Westbrook
In a case of first impression, the Sixth Circuit determined that the parties' omission of the arbitration clause from the survival clause did not constitute a "clear implication" or "positive assurance" that the parties intended the arbitration clause to have no post-termination effect.
Hear law professor and author John Lande outline the advantages of working closely with opposing counsel—before and during a trial. Despite attorney fears of appearing weak this type of strategy often serves both the attorneys and their clients. (11:28 min) Save 20% when you purchase the book!
Eric English and Paul Genender describe the use of settlement counsel during trials. Although they are not always needed, hiring settlement counsel can make life easier for the trial counsel and may help your client achieve their desired outcome. (11:28 min)
The CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution has issue its new rules for Administered Arbitration of International Disputes.
Registration for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution "Before the Session Starts: How to Prepare for Mediation," January 13, 2015, is now open.
Arbitrator honoraria increased for the first time in 15 years.