Britton St. Onge

Britton St. Onge


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Beware the Boilerplate: Request for Attorneys' Fees in Arbitration Can Haunt You Later

The general rule in litigation is that each side pays its own legal fees, regardless of who wins. There is no fee shifting. Exceptions to that general rule primarily exist in the form of contractual arrangements or statutes...more

9/21/2015 - American Arbitration Association Arbitration Attorney's Fees Fee-Shifting

Stop, Think, and Be Careful What You Ask For: Lessons and Opportunities Created by Recent Arbitration Ruling

On April 21, 2015, the Missouri Court of Appeals in City of Chesterfield v. Frederich Construction Inc. upheld an arbitration award that included substantial attorneys' fees to the prevailing party, in a construction case...more

5/12/2015 - AAA American Arbitration Association American Rule Appeals Attorney's Fees Construction Contracts Construction Industry Government Contractors Rule 45

Contractually Controlling Future Litigation: Unanimous Supreme Court Enforces Forum-Selection Clauses

Many contracts today include "forum-selection clauses" which are intended to eliminate some of the uncertainty inherent in litigation by choosing at the outset where any disputes will be litigated. Last week, the United...more

12/10/2013 - Forum Selection Clause SCOTUS

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