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In re Application of Owl Shipping: Does § 1782 permit discovery to aid foreign arbitral proceedings?

The District of New Jersey has issued a recent opinion highlighting a potential resource for parties engaged in foreign arbitral proceedings – the use of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which allows parties engaged in foreign proceedings...more

New Survey Dispels Common Myths About Arbitration

Did you know that 87% of experienced arbitrators report *always* trying to follow applicable law in rendering an award? That will come as a surprise to many critics who like to complain that arbitrators do not adhere to...more

FINRA Issues Guidance Notice on Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements and the Arbitration Discovery Process

In Regulatory Notice 14-40, FINRA reminds members that it is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010 (Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade) to incorporate into a settlement agreement a confidentiality provision...more

Want to Arbitrate Employee Disputes? Keep Your Paperwork!

Arbitration agreements, and their use as a means to avoid class action disputes in particular, have been repeat news items in the last several years, and many companies continue to consider their use as a means to mitigate...more

Confidentiality & Sealing Orders in Software Disputes

Two software companies wanted to integrate their software products. The relationship soured and one of the parties - McHenry - purported to terminate the Software Licensing and Development Agreement and then launched a...more

Mediating Alternative Energy Disputes

Energy disputes are usually complex and very expensive to litigate, so those in the traditional oil and gas industries have used arbitration and mediation successfully for years. Most contracts in the energy sector have ADR...more

E-Discovery Neutrals – Four Questions

As electronic discovery issues permeate all kinds and sizes of litigation and arbitration, there are a minimum of four questions counsel should, and judicial officers might, consider in determining whether use of an...more

JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert - Winter 2013

In This Issue: ..In Depth: Why ADR Can Help Address the Rising Tide of Copyright Litigation ..ADR Conversations: How the Failure to Settle Affects the Workplace for Both Employees and Companies ..Domestic Focus:...more

e-Disclosure - A guide to your obligations

Developments in technology have revolutionised the way in which business is conducted. The increasing use of cloud services, mobile devices and social media have led to a dramatic rise in the volume of day-to-day business...more

Expanded Use of Special Masters

During the last 10 years, we have witnessed expanded and more complex caseloads in both the federal and state court systems. Due to the proliferation of issues, which are beyond the scope of traditional courts, in areas...more

Special Masters In A Transformative Legal Age

At both the state and federal levels, our judicial system has been impacted by three significant developments. First, for a number of reasons, most importantly economic, there is an inadequate number of sitting judges dealing...more

FINRA Revises Definition of Public Arbitrator and Proposes Changes to Discovery Guide Concerning Electronic Documents

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which provides the arbitration forum for resolving disputes between securities firms and customers, recently announced changes to the arbitrator selection process and...more

eDiscovery: The View From Singapore

The Singaporean government has adopted aggressive measures to become a regional center for dispute resolution and arbitration in areas ranging from intellectual property, to oil and gas arbitration....more

Confessions of an adrenaline addict and trial lawyer

Adrenaline and its effects is the crushing elephant in the room of every courthouse across the country. Lawyers strung out on adrenaline are crowding our courtrooms with lawsuits that never end, disputes that never get...more

Early Neutral Evaluation Gains Popularity

This article originally published in The Briefs magazine of the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando, Florida discusses the Alternative Dispute Resolution technique in litigation known as Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE)...more

Business Litigation Report -- January 2013

In This Issue: Shifting the Growing Costs of E-Discovery; Quinn Emanuel Continues the Expansion of International Arbitration Practice with the Addition of Stephen Jagusch; Aesthetic Functionality and the Use of “Color...more

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update – September 26, 2012

Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Updates provide readers with a trusted compilation of key...more

E-Discovery Rule Amendments Adopted by Florida Supreme Court

E-discovery rule amendments adopted by Florida Supreme Court This summer, the Supreme Court of Florida finally approved E-discovery rule amendments proposed by The Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Standing Committee. The...more

ADR Neutrals Can Be Utilized with New ESI Rules

ARTICLE ABSTRACT Changes are coming to existing rules and specifically include amendments to address ESI within Florida Civil Procedure Rules 1.200, 1.201, 1.280, 1.340, 1.350, 1.380 and 1.410 of the Florida Rules of Civil...more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: The Role of Corporate Counsel in International Energy

The job of in-house arbitration counsel in international commercial and investment disputes involving energy companies can be best described in its simplest terms as two-fold. On the transactional side, the company’s...more

Florida E-Discovery Rules Coming Soon!

This summer, the Florida Bar Civil Rules committee finally approved draft rule amendments of its longstanding E-Discovery subcommittee. The Florida Bar Board of Governors recently gave its blessing to the Expedited Submission...more

Electronic Document Retention And Storage Gives You The Edge In Litigation

An article that gives practicle advice on how to prepare for electroic dislosure within civil court proceedings and how to gain an edge in court actions....more

Changes Come to Confidentiality of Florida Court Filings

As the judicial branch transitions toward acquiring, maintaining, and distributing court records electronically, the Supreme Court of Florida has viewed the confidentiality of a narrow set of records as a...more

Hacking of CBI Website

Cyberspace-A new front of war

The incidents of war happened in the real world is mirrored in cyber space, given the recent incidents of hacking of government websites by state or non state group of hackers for political, military, espionage purposes. As...more

Are Stipulations Part of Your Discovery Plan?

A useful tool that is too often overlooked is stipulations. Discovery is a very expensive process, especially in complex cases, but there are ways to streamline the process and be more cost effective. Below are some of the...more

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