The case provides procedural guidance on what to do when there is an objection to arbitration based on the ground that one of the parties did not sign the arbitration contract.
Is it appropriate for an arbitrator to ask the parties to brief a dispositive issue that neither of them has raised?
Can a separate document referenced in a contract could create an enforceable arbitration agreement?
By Tom Alan Cunningham
Who decides arbitration's gateway questions when a party to the arbitration is not a party to the contract?
By Sheila J. Carpenter
Three U.S. Courts of Appeals issued decisions shedding light on the boundaries arbitrators face when balancing the goals of fair hearings with resolutions in ways that are quicker and less expensive than litigation.
By Hon. Nancy Holtz
The New Jersey Supreme Court creates a new rule mandating that an agreement reached at mediation must be in writing to be enforceable.
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)
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If you are going to the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston in August, check out the ADR Roundtable on August 9 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Read more.