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New Jersey Supreme Court Finds against Arbitration Clause
10/13/2014 4:25:31 PM
Description: In the closely-watched case of Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group (ULSG), the New Jersey Supreme Court has found that the arbitration clause included in the contract between Patricia Atalese and ULSG is unenforceable because it did not make it


Arbitration Ruling on Exxon/Venezuela Dispute Finally Coming
10/13/2014 4:23:43 PM
Description: A multi-billion dollar claim against Venezuela on the part of the Exxon Mobil Corporation will finally be rendered this month after more than seven years, according to a notification sent out by The World Bank arbitration tribunal.   The


Canacar Files for Arbitration over U.S. NAFTA Non-Compliance
10/13/2014 4:23:02 PM
Description: Under the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the Mexican-U.S. border was to have “reciprocal” access by both nations by the year 2000.  The United States has remained non-compliant, costing Mexico’s


Arbitration Panel Finds No Evidence that Painting was “Looted”
8/25/2014 5:02:35 PM
Description: The heirs of Clara Levy, a prominent Jewish industrialist who was persecuted by the Nazi regime in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, do not have a claim to ownership of the painting “The Three Graces” by German artist Lovis Corinth, which


Ernst & Young Excused from Blame by Arbitration Panel in Collapse of Lehman Brothers
8/18/2014 9:12:29 PM
Description: Nearly six years after the investment firm Lehman Brothers collapsed during the first onslaught of the global economic crisis, the accounting firm Ernst & Young, which audited the investment firm’s books, has been cleared of accusation of


Executive Order Forbids Federal Contractors from Arbitrating Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights Complaints
8/12/2014 3:38:37 PM
Description: President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that bans any contractors bidding on federal contracts from requiring their employees to arbitrate complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination under civil rights laws.  The executive


Yukos International Arbitration Yields Record $50 Billion Award
8/12/2014 3:37:44 PM
Description: An international arbitration panel convened at The Hague has issued a record-setting $50 billion award against Russia in favor of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former owner of Yukos, an energy company.  The Russian government has been accused of


United Kingdom Urges China to Engage in International Arbitration
8/12/2014 3:36:45 PM
Description: Stating that no regional government wishes to settle the ongoing dispute over regions of the South China Sea by using force against it, the United Kingdom’s Envoy in Manila has urged China’s government to participate fully in the


Indonesian Government Demands Retraction of Arbitration Filing
7/25/2014 1:26:57 PM
Description: The Indonesian government has announced that it will not engage in any negotiations or participate in the arbitration proceedings that Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) has filed.  The government stated that it will only resume negotiations with


Indian Government Nominates Former Supreme Court Judge to Gas price Arbitration Panel
7/25/2014 1:26:14 PM
Description: Reversing a previous refusal to participate, the Indian government in New Delhi has agreed to take part in the arbitration proceedings brought against it by a group led by Reliance Industries over revised natural gas prices.  As a sign of their