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Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

California Court of Appeals Reinforces Strict Limits on Arbitration Fee Payment Deadline

The California Court of Appeals recently revisited the issue of the draconian deadline for paying arbitration fees established by California Code of Civil Procedure section 1281.97. In Suarez v. Superior Court of San Diego...more


JAMS Neutrals Discuss Evolution of ADR for Resolving Construction Disputes (Podcast)


In this podcast, JAMS neutrals John W. Hinchey, Esq., and Leslie King O’Neal discuss the evolution of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) within the construction space. Their conversation starts with sharing their...more

Carlton Fields

Second Circuit Holds That Refusal to Enjoin Arbitration Is Immediately Appealable, Clarifies Standard for Obtaining Preliminary...

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a district court’s refusal to enjoin arbitration was immediately appealable because the arbitration agreement was governed by state law rather than the Federal...more


D.C. Circuit Breaks from Second Circuit, Finds Pension Fund May Retroactively Change Its Interest Rate Assumptions

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On February 9, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its decision in Trustees of IAM Nat'l Pension Fund v. M & K Emp. Sols., LLC, No. 22-7157 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 9, 2024), affirming the district court’s...more

Stikeman Elliott LLP

CSA Propose Binding Dispute Resolution Framework for Retail Client Complaints

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The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) have proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (“NI 31-103”) and changes to its companion policy...more

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

Mass Arbitration as a Tennis Match: No Love Here

For the past few years, following the machinations of mass arbitrations has been like watching a tennis match. First one side hits a volley, then another returns, and on-and-on with the opposing sides continually stuck in...more

McGlinchey Stafford

Am I Entitled to a Bonus? - McGlinchey Commercial Law Bulletin - February 16, 2024

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Ohio- Enforceability of Arbitration Agreement- Bryan Costin v. Midwest Vision Partners LLC., 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 112651, 2024-Ohio-463. The Eighth District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the trial court’s ruling...more

Hogan Lovells

Tour d’horizon des réformes récentes du secteur minier et de la protection des investissements en Afrique

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Au cours de ces dernières années, plusieurs États africains ont mis en œuvre des réformes d’ampleur de leurs régulations minières, aboutissant notamment à l'imposition d'exigences réglementaires accrues sur les acteurs de ce...more

Paul Hastings LLP

Federal Case Challenges Mass Arbitration “Shakedown” Amid Recent Amendments to AAA Rules

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A recent complaint against plaintiffs’ firm Zimmerman Reed directly challenges the law firm’s mass arbitration tactics and alleged “weaponization” of a California privacy statute. The complaint comes as arbitration...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Arbitration Clauses and the Importance of Specifying the Law Which Governs the Arbitration Agreement: UniCredit Bank GmbH v....

The recent English Court of Appeal (CoA) decision in UniCredit v. RusChemAlliance has further highlighted the importance of specifying what law should govern an arbitration agreement, rather than an assumption that this would...more

Amundsen Davis LLC

The Impact of Cook County’s Increase in Referrals to the Law Division Mandatory Arbitration Program

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The significant increase in Cook County law division cases referred to the mandatory arbitration program in 2024 may have a surprisingly positive impact on the transportation industry. With verdicts on the rise, the...more

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New Year, New Mass Arbitration Rules From the AAA

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On January 15, 2024, the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") published updates to its Mass Arbitration Supplementary Rules and Fee Schedule, aimed at streamlining the mass arbitration process and reducing costs....more

Allen & Overy LLP

What are the benefits of the planned modernisation of German Arbitration law for practitioners and users?

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German arbitration law is to be reformed to current needs and thus intended to be made more attractive overall. To this end, the German Federal Ministry of Justice on 1 February 2024 published a draft bill for an act to...more


[PODCAST] Top Considerations for Selecting International Arbitration Seats and the Rise of the U.S. as an International ADR Hub


JAMS neutrals discuss how to navigate international arbitration in the states In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq. FCIArb, Robert Davidson, Esq., FCIArb, and Shelby Grubbs, J.D., FCIArb, discuss...more

Carlton Fields

Eleventh Circuit Dismisses Appeal From Order Compelling Arbitration and Staying Case for Lack of Jurisdiction

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed, sua sponte, a district court order that granted defendant Trina Solar (U.S.) Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration and stay the underlying case. The court did not address the...more


Top Considerations for Selecting International Arbitration Seats and the Rise of the U.S. as an International ADR Hub [Podcast]


In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq. FCIArb, Robert Davidson, Esq., FCIArb, and Shelby Grubbs, J.D., FCIArb, discuss selecting a seat for international arbitration proceedings, the current regulatory...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Ontario Court Rejects Crypto Arbitration Agreement as Unenforceable

In Lochan v. Binance Holdings Limited (Binance), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Court) dismissed a motion to stay a proposed class action in favour of arbitration. In making its decision, the Court found that the...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Potential pitfalls of the arbitration clause: Mass arbitrations on the rise

Eversheds Sutherland presents periodic updates to inform companies entering or already established in the US market about newly enacted rules or trends that may be traps for the unwary. The purpose of these updates is to...more

Hogan Lovells

Update of reforms to the mining sector and investment protection in Africa

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In the past few years, several African States have implemented wide-ranging reforms to their mining sector, which have resulted in the imposition of increased regulatory requirements on actors as well as, in some instances,...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

New York County Commercial Division Decision Highlights the Hurdles Defendants Face in Asserting Fraudulent Inducement Defense to...

A recent decision from New York County Commercial Division Justice Joel M. Cohen highlights the hurdles that defendants face in trying to assert a fraudulent inducement defense to a breach of contract claim. Justice Cohen’s...more

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

From Hardwoods to Courts: The Knicks and Raptors Battle Over Trade Secrets

Last year, the New York Knicks initiated formal legal proceedings against the Toronto Raptors and several affiliated coaches, alleging the illicit procurement of sensitive materials. The Knicks claimed that Ikechukwu Azotam,...more

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Nevada Recognizes the Ability of Non-Signatories to Compel Arbitration

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In a recent case of first impression in Nevada, the Nevada Supreme Court found en banc that a nonsignatory to an arbitration agreement may compel another nonsignatory to arbitrate...more

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Texas Federal Court Dismisses Tribal Business Contract Dispute

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In a contract dispute between CHR Solutions Inc. and Gila River Telecommunications Inc., a business entity wholly owned and operated by the Gila River Indian Community (“GRIC”), the question of tribal sovereign immunity and...more

Carlton Fields

Court Holds Federal Law Governs FAA Arbitration Dispute Related to Surplus Lines Insurance Contract, Compels Arbitration Under...

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Harbor Homeowner’s Association Inc. sued its insurers in Louisiana state court seeking to recover damages allegedly caused by the insurers’ failure to pay claims related to Hurricane Ida. The insurers removed to federal...more

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A trust’s in terrorem clause is unenforceable as a matter of public policy to the extent that it would subvert fiduciary...

In my April 20, 2022 JDSUPRA posting I wrote that when adjudicating trust disputes the equity courts are duty-bound to act, sua sponte if necessary, in vindication of the lawful intentions of settlors. See...more

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