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Tennessee High Court Clarifies Tennessee Law to Avoid Preemption

Arbitration provision in consumer adhesion contract held unconscionable due to its non-mutual remedies.


Second Circuit Refuses to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award

Party did not agree to arbitrate, despite Brazilian arbitral panel finding otherwise.


Alabama Supreme Court Requires Policyholders to Arbitrate

The court held that assent to arbitration agreements was manifested by affirmatively renewing policies and paying premiums.


Articles »

What Mediation Counsel Can Learn from the Boy Scouts of America

By Edmund J. Sikorski, Jr.

Follow the BSA motto: Be prepared.


What Should You Consider if You Plan to Negotiate By Email?

By Joan Sterns Johnsen

Guidance on best practices for email communications.


Evident Partiality: Know It When You See It

By Sheila J. Carpenter

The failure rate for petitions to vacate arbitration awards based on "evident partiality" is extraordinarily high.



Sound Advice »

audio Arbitration and Mediation in Securities and Commodities Cases

By Louis F. Burke

As fewer cases go to trial, more lawyers are developing their skills of ADR. Louis Burke explains how securities and commodities use ADR in ways that are unique to many other areas of the law. (15:17 min)

audio Jury Verdict Surveys

By Bruce Rubin

Longtime litigator and expert witness Bruce Rubin shares why using survey results of comparable settlement cases is not always the best way to determine the numbers. (17:30 min)


audio Unilateral Arbitration Provisions

By Neal M. Eiseman

Though arbitration agreements are now fairly common, unilateral arbitration provisions are not.  Listen to Neal Eiseman explain the difference and how, if possible, to obtain an unilateral arbitration agreement for your clients. (06:05 min)


Announcements »

July 29, 2015: CPR'S Presentation and Seminar—SAVE THE DATE!

Registration for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Presentation and Seminar is now open.


July 30–August 4, 2015: ABA Annual Meeting—SAVE THE DATE!

Registration for the ABA Annual Meeting being held in Chicago is now open.


AAA's Revised Construction Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures

The American Arbitration Association has revised the Construction Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures effective July 1, 2015.



Alternative Dispute Resolution Leadership

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Louis Burke

New York, NY

Carlos Rodríguez-Vidal

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bruce Rubin

Portland, OR

Mitchell L. Marinello

Chicago, IL

Christopher S. Moore

Chicago, IL

P. Jean Baker

Washington, D.C.