Arbitration provision in consumer adhesion contract held unconscionable due to its non-mutual remedies.
Party did not agree to arbitrate, despite Brazilian arbitral panel finding otherwise.
The court held that assent to arbitration agreements was manifested by affirmatively renewing policies and paying premiums.
By Edmund J. Sikorski, Jr.
Follow the BSA motto: Be prepared.
By Joan Sterns Johnsen
Guidance on best practices for email communications.
By Sheila J. Carpenter
The failure rate for petitions to vacate arbitration awards based on "evident partiality" is extraordinarily high.
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)
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)
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)
Registration for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Presentation and Seminar is now open.
Registration for the ABA Annual Meeting being held in Chicago is now open.
The American Arbitration Association has revised the Construction Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures effective July 1, 2015.