Liz Kramer

Liz Kramer

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When Can A Party Recover Attorneys’ Fees Incurred Confirming An Arbitration Award?

If you won your arbitration, it is vexing to have to spend many thousands more in attorneys’ fees opposing a motion to vacate the arbitration award. (That is especially true if you signed up for arbitration thinking it was...more

5/7/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Arbitration Awards Attorney's Fees FAA Federal Arbitration Act Motion to Vacate

5th Circuit Vacates Arbitration Award Conducted By Wrong Arbitrator Under Wrong Rules

Let’s say your arbitration agreement calls for arbitration administered by JAMS under JAMS rules, but the arbitrator is independent and applies AAA rules, over one party’s objection.  A new decision from the Fifth Circuit...more

4/15/2015 - American Arbitration Association Arbitration Arbitration Awards Arbitrators Attorney's Fees Breach of Contract Insurers JAMS Vacated

The Relationship Is Governed By Multiple Agreements And Not All Require Arbitration; Must You Arbitrate?

In the past few months, two federal appellate courts have had to determine whether parties were bound to arbitrate claims that arose from relationships governed by multiple agreements, only some of which called for...more

5/23/2013 - Arbitration Attorney's Fees Breach of Contract

Sixth Circuit Paints Vivid Picture Of “Evident Partiality” Sufficient To Vacate Arbitration Award

One of the very few ways to show evident partiality by an arbitrator is to show the arbitrator had financial ties to a party or witness in the proceeding, another is to show the arbitrator prejudiced a party by reversing a...more

4/5/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Awards Attorney's Fees Damages Discovery Impartiality Proof of Loss

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