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Following are this month’s recent developments in international arbitration law published by the International Law Office (free registration is required to view the articles): Malaysia: Court rules on enforcement of foreign arbitral award USA: Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance...
The Rhode Island Supreme Court held that a non-lawyer union representative could represent a grievant in a public labor arbitration. In Re Town of Little Compton, R.I. Supreme Court No. 2011–101-Appeal decided February 9, 2012. The court summarized the facts as follow: On July 8, 2010, the...
We invite you to check out an article entitled “Everything You Need to Know about Authority to Settle a Mediation” by James R. Madison. The piece was published in the May-July issue of the AAA’s Dispute Resolution Journal. Following are two preview pages: I. Introduction Imagine...
In Milner v. Milner, No. 10-0776 _S.W.3d __ (Tex. March 9, 2012) Vicki and Jack Milner signed a Mediated Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) after Vicki filed for divorce. In this MSA, Jack agreed to transfer to Vicki all of his beneficial interest (subject to existing liabilities) in a...
We recently stumbled upon an article regarding the sudden prevalence of arbitration agreements (between doctors and patients) in the context of medical procedures. Here is an excerpt: Arbitration agreements seem to be popping up in every kind of transaction these days. For those who are unfamiliar...
The Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center (“BCDRC”) awarded our blog contributor Don Philbin with its Distinguished Service Award for 2011. The BCDRC recognized Don Philbin for his community service, particularly in multi-party and public policy disputes. Read more here. Please join...
In Rain CII Carbon, LLC v. ConocoPhillips Co. No. 11-30669 (5th Cir. March 9, 2012) ConocoPhillips Company (“Conoco”) appeals the district court’s judgment confirming an arbitration award favorable to Rain CII Carbon, LLC (“Rain”). Since 2005, Conoco and Rain were parties to a long-term supply...
By Michael McIlwrath On March 6, 2012, the New York Times published an Op-Ed article by Prof. Amalia D. Kessler of Stanford Law School criticizing obligatory arbitration for denying access to justice, especially in the context of consumer and employment law disputes. Here in Europe, arbitration...
Article | The Arbitration Fairness Index: Using a Public Rating System to Skirt the Legal Logjam and Promote Fairer and More Effective Arbitration of Employment and Consumer Disputes
We invite you to check out Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich’s (pictured right) latest article: The Arbitration Fairness Index: Using a Public Rating System to Skirt the Legal Logjam and Promote Fairer and More Effective Arbitration of Employment and Consumer Disputes. The piece is being...
by Holly Hayes The American Nurse, the official publication of the American Nurses Association, published the article The Art of Engagement: Nurses, ANA work to address conflict. Here is an excerpt: Engage in conflict? Many nurses would rather head for the hills, or at least down the hall. But at...