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Seventh Circuit Re-Affirms Courts' Limited Review of Arbitration Awards

The appeals court affirmed the trial court's refusal to alter an arbitration award that interpreted a collective bargaining agreement.

Third Circuit Distinguishes Arbitrator Error from Misconduct

The court affirmed an arbitration award even though it disagreed with the arbitration panel's rulings on discovery.

Battle of Forms and Arbitral Jurisdiction

A recent case out of the 8th Circuit provides an interesting comparison to the discussion of arbitral jurisdiction in the Eckert/Wordell case from the same court.

Articles »

Arbitrating Arbitrability with Nonsignatories

By Tom Alan Cunningham

Who decides arbitration's gateway questions when a party to the arbitration is not a party to the contract?

Arbitration Panels May Limit Discovery and Evidence

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.

Sign On the Dotted Line!

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.

Sound Advice »

audio Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiations

By John Lande

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!

audio Settlement Counsel—It Just Makes Sense

By Eric O. English and Paul Genender

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)

Announcements »

Executive Order Limits Use of Arbitration By Federal Contractors

On July 31, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Read more.

SEC Approves FINRA Rule 2081 Relating to Expungement of Customer Dispute Information

On July 30, 2014, the SEC approved FINRA Rule 2081 (Prohibited Conditions Relating to Expungement of Customer Dispute Information). Read more.

LCIA Released a Revised Set of Its Arbitration Rules

On July 25, 2014, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) released a revised set of its arbitration rules. Read more.


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