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Failure to Disclose Arbitration Agreement In Visa Petition May Nullify Agreement

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In early 2020, Alco Harvesting, LLC hired Jesus Guzman, a citizen of Mexico, to perform agricultural work in Santa Maria under the H-2A visa program. The H-2A visa program allows employers to hire foreign nationals to engage...more

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Arbitration Clauses In Energy Contracts – Pros and Cons

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Many contracts in the energy sector contain arbitrations clauses – some are mandatory, while others are optional. In recent years, arbitration has become a mainstay in resolving energy disputes, particularly because of the...more

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Being Open to All Possibilities in Mediations

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Let’s put mediation aside for a moment (I promise I will get back to it) and focus on the practice of law pre-pandemic. All attorneys and staff were expected to work in the office. Exceptions included going to court and...more

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Democratic AGs Try to Drive a Truck Through Arbitration Act Exemption

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A group of 16 Democratic AGs filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries, urging the reversal of a lower court’s holding that truck drivers for non-transportation companies do not...more

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Do You Need an Arbitration Clause in Your Energy Contract? Pros and Cons

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Arbitration clauses are gaining prominence in energy contracts due to evolving industry issues and complexities. Explore some pros and cons to help make informed contract decisions for your business in this Oliva Gibbs case...more

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Second Circuit reverses district court, ruling that website interface provided reasonable notice of arbitration agreement and that...

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Takeaway: Technology advances. Business processes evolve. Internet transactions become increasingly ubiquitous. Contract formation, however, remains an old-fashioned concept. An Internet consumer must, at a minimum, be...more

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What is the potential of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in insurance? “The insurance industry is the cornerstone of...

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The daughter of a pastor and a nurse, Rebekah Ratliff, mediator and arbitrator at JAMS, knows what it means to build and live a service-orientated life. Speaking with Insurance Business ahead of a JAMS-sponsored event...more

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UK Government Introduces Arbitration Bill Into Parliament, Incorporating Law Commission’s Proposals for Reform

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The UK government introduced the Arbitration Bill into UK Parliament on 21 November 2023, and it has already had its first reading. The bill incorporates all of the Law Commission’s recommendations for reform of the English...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Making Japan a More Attractive Center for International Arbitration

Since 2017, Japan has been actively working to promote international arbitration. The updates to the Arbitration Act of Japan should help boost the country’s popularity as an arbitration seat....more

Carlton Fields

Broker Obtains Preliminary Injunction Enjoining FINRA Arbitration Initiated by Non-Signatories to Arbitration Agreement

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Interactive Brokers LLC filed an action in the Southern District of New York seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions against an arbitration proceeding initiated by a group of non-signatories to an agreement between...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Recent Changes to Italian Arbitration Law

As part of Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan, the Italian Council of Ministers have approved Legislative Decree No. 149/2022 (the “Decree”) to amend the Italian Code of Civil Procedure (“ICCP”). The Decree has...more

JAMS

Art of Guiding the Mediation Process

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There are various forums where people can participate in conciliation efforts to reach a resolution. Generally speaking, most people try to avoid conflict, and parties are happier when they can resolve a dispute and move on....more

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Arbitration: Not Necessarily a Better Option for Companies Hit with BIPA Litigation

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Lawsuits under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) are filed nearly every day in Illinois and other jurisdictions. In these cases, a company defending an alleged BIPA violation usually seeks to enforce a relevant...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Appealing A Petition to Compel Arbitration Ruling No Longer Automatically Stays Superior Court Proceedings

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Over the past few years, this blog has followed the California Legislature’s concerted efforts to vitiate employment arbitrations in the state. Senate Bill 365 is the next in line....more

Ulmer & Berne LLP

[Webinar] FINRA Expungement: A Rundown of Recent Amendments Regarding Expunging Customer Dispute Information - December 14th,...

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Join Michael J. Charlillo as he discusses FINRA's latest expungement process enhancements. He will explore process changes implemented when requesting and obtaining expungement of customer dispute information. Michael will...more

Walkers

Courting Clarity: Grand Court confirms jurisdiction to determine winding up petitions notwithstanding requirement to refer...

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On 20 November 2023, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the "Grand Court") issued its ruling on a preliminary issue in In the matter of Re BPGIC Holdings Limited; namely whether a winding up petition should be stayed or...more

Marshall Dennehey

Ohio Reviews Exceptions to Res Judicata for the First Time

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AJZ’s Hauling, LLC v. TruNorth Warranty Programs of North America, 2023-Ohio-3097 - Ohio has recognized that there are exceptions to the application of res judicata in extraordinary circumstances but has never applied such an...more

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Ohio Ninth District Tees Up a Third Opportunity for the Ohio Supreme Court to Decide Whether an Oral Hearing is Mandatory on...

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Recently, in Snyder v. Old World Classics, LLC, 2023-Ohio-4019, Ohio’s Ninth District Court held that any motion to compel arbitration under Ohio Revised Code 2711.03 requires an oral hearing. This is contrary to opposing...more

JAMS

Do Arbitrators Have the Power to Order Third Party Discovery in California Arbitrations

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Let’s begin by defining what a “third-party subpoena” is. A third-party subpoena is any subpoena issued in the course of a proceeding to someone who is not a plaintiff, defendant or intervenor in the lawsuit, or, in the...more

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How Do We Protect Intangible Assets - A neutral’s perspective on how ADR may be impacted

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One may be surprised to learn that in 2020, according to a study on intangible assets undertaken by Ocean Tomo (Intangible Asset Market Value Study - Ocean Tomo), 90% of the value of S&P 500–listed companies was accounted for...more

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How Rapport Can Be the Key to Unlocking Successful Mediations

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Mediators are always looking for ways to bring parties together to reach settlement. Most mediators will agree that establishing rapport is the not-so-secret sauce for bringing groups together. However, that is like a mouse...more

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How My Military Service Makes Me a Better Mediator

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Veterans Day has always held a special significance in my family, where military service is a long-standing tradition. For four generations, we’ve put on a uniform to protect our country. The call of duty sent my father...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Seventh Circuit stays order requiring Samsung to pay millions in arbitration fees

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We previously blogged about an Illinois federal district court order requiring Samsung to pay about $4 million in arbitration fees in connection with 35,000 individual arbitration demands filed as part of a “mass...more

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Can A Nonsignatory Can Another Nonsignatory To Arbitrate?

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Disputes over whether arbitration may be compelled generally fall into four categories.  First, a signatory to an arbitration agreement may seek to compel another signatory to arbitrate.  Second, a signatory may seek to...more

Genova Burns LLC

Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment, Not Discrimination

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Arbitration agreements are a powerful tool used by many employers to compel the utilization of arbitration as a means of alternative dispute resolution. Arbitration allows the parties of a claim to resolve the dispute...more

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