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California Supreme Court Punts on FAA Preemption - Court invalidates waiver of public injunctive relief, declines to address...

Last month, the California Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in McGill v. Citibank N.A., holding that an arbitration provision that effectively waives a consumer’s statutory right to seek public injunctive...more

Two States Buck FAA Preemption, While Alabama Stays the Course

Three state supreme courts tackled arbitration law in recent weeks: Alabama, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Rhode Island reversed a construction arbitration award because it disagreed with the arbitrator’s analysis. ...more

Arbitrate, don't surrender!

by Thomas Valkenet on

One-sided arbitration clauses don't survive judicial scrutiny in Maryland's state and federal courts. Maryland contract law will not enforce an arbitration clause lacking mutuality of consideration....more

Conflicts of Interest -- What are they, and must they all be disclosed?

by JAMS on

The FAA sets the rule that an arbitration award may be vacated “where there was evident partiality or corruption in the arbitrators.” 9 U.S.C. Sec. 10(a) (2). We know from Commonwealth Coatings Corp. v. Continental Cas. Co.,...more

Paris International Litigation Bulletin no. 3

by Christelle Coslin on

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS French legislative and regulatory developments Page 4 French proceedings Page 7 UPDATES The dematerialisation of French civil procedure: More than ever a reality Page 9 Reform of the French Blocking...more

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