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Firm Profile: Stinson Leonard Street
150 South Fifth Street
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402, United States
Contact: Liz Kramer, Communications and Public Relations Manager
Phone: 612.335.1927
Fax: 612.335.1657
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota

Un-Vacated: Arbitration Awards Get Whiplash

Two cases recently fit in one of my favorite categories: those awards that get “un-vacated.” These cases went through arbitration, had that arbitration award vacated by a district court, only to have the award later resurrected…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Are Arbitration Agreements With Attorneys Unenforceable? Maine Says Yes (Mostly).

While I was busy writing deep thoughts about arbitration at the end of 2017 , courts around the country rudely kept churning out new arbitration opinions. Hmph. So, I have some catching up to do. I start with one that has…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

Tale of Two Arbitrations: Demonstrating The FAA In Flux

Whenever people ask me why I choose arbitration law to write and talk about, one of the reasons I give is that the law is in flux, creating a demand for information and analysis. Despite the fact that the Federal Arbitration…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

The Ten Arbitration Trends Of 2017

2017 was a big year in arbitration law. We went from a country that seemed on the verge of banning arbitration in most consumer and employee contracts to a country whose federal policy embraces arbitration in nearly every…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Arbitration Award For Cabbage Patch Kids Is Confirmed

What could be a better subject for a Black Friday weekend post than the Cabbage Patch Kids??! Especially if you are old enough to remember the 1980s… Whether you loved or hated the smushed-face dolls, the point of this post is…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Resistance Or Retaining Shred of Dignity? Kentucky Responds On Kindred

If I had to choose a favorite subset of arbitration cases, it might be the ones that come after SCOTUS remands to a state supreme court. How does a state high court full of accomplished professionals, the cream of the legal…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

The Arbitration Resistance May Look Like This… (Post #300)

What happens when state courts disagree with SCOTUS’s interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act? They resist, and they have a thousand different ways of doing so. The Mississippi Supreme Court demonstrated one way to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Congress Quashes CFPB Arbitration Rule: What Next?

Pencils down. (Is the modern equivalent “cursors down”?) All the attorneys who were drafting new form consumer agreements to comply with the CFPB rule prohibiting class action waivers can now trash those documents…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Enforcing Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Post-Kindred

Just five months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on a nursing home arbitration dispute in Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark. It held that the Kentucky supreme court’s rationale for not enforcing the arbitration agreement…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Health, Personal Injury

Non-Signatories Succeed In Compelling Arbitration In State Courts

The high courts of two states have allowed non-signatories to compel arbitration in recent weeks. The cases show courts are addressing non-signatory issues using different standards and raise important drafting issues for joint…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Courts Lose Jurisdiction To Vacate Arbitration Award After Three Months

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently had the unenviable task of determining whether the three month time period that the FAA provides for vacating an arbitration award is a statute of limitation (subject to tolling) or is…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Third Parties Fail To Force Arbitration in Three Circuits

The “Summer of Arbitration” draws to a close today, if you can believe it. (On the first day of fall, it is supposed to be 91 degrees in Minnesota. Yikes.) But before I close that chapter, let’s take a look at a theme that…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Lessons From Two Auto Dealer Arbitrations About Nonsignatories

In two recent decisions, the Alabama Supreme Court made clear that if an arbitration clause specifies it only applies to disputes between the two parties who sign the clause, that will be strictly enforced. No third party can…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Products Liability

Un-Vacated: Nevada Supreme Court Confirms $6.7M Franchise Arbitration Award

In a decision that is very skinny on the facts, a unanimous Nevada Supreme Court recently un-vacated a significant arbitration award in a dispute over dental franchises. In Half Dental Franchise, LLC v. Houchin, 2017 WL 3326425…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Franchise Law

Uber Uses Arbitration (And Clean Design) To Put Brakes On Consumer Class Action

Last Thursday, the Second Circuit found that the arbitration agreement in Uber’s Terms of Service was conspicuous enough to be binding and enforceable. As a result, the claims of a putative class of consumers will be dismissed…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law
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