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Arbitration Agreements Not Enforceable by Third Party Debt Purchasers
10/15/2016 12:58:13 PM
Description: A company that purchases consumer debt from a lender cannot enforce an arbitration agreement entered into by the debtor and the original lender, according to a recent ruling from a New Jersey appeals court. The ruling was a reversal of an earlier


Orioles – and MASN - Receive Support from Arbitration Experts, Despite Recent Playoff Loss
10/15/2016 12:57:29 PM
Description: Despite their short-lived playoff experience, the Orioles are receiving good news from arbitration experts regarding their ongoing dispute with their neighbors to the south. Kenneth Feinberg, a legal expert on alternative dispute resolution,


Ruling Gives Uber Leverage over Drivers
9/21/2016 11:27:48 PM
Description: Uber Technologies Inc.’s arbitration agreements were recently ruled to be valid according to an appeals court. The US Court of Appeals in San Francisco court determined Uber has the authority to enforce the agreements with drivers, which


Court Rules New Jersey Car Dealership’s Arbitration Clause Too Confusing
6/29/2016 12:18:12 PM
Description: Arbitration clauses have received a great deal of negative attention in the media lately and one incident involving a car dealership in New Jersey is no exception. The Appellate Division recently ruled the dealership’s sales contract that


Retailer Forever 21’s Arbitration Agreement Upheld
4/11/2016 5:32:37 PM
Description: The California Supreme Court recently handed down a long-awaited opinion concerning the case against clothing and accessories retailer Forever 21. The ruling concerned an arbitration agreement and stated that an arbitration agreement is not


Attorneys Sue Law Firm over Class Action Settlement and Arbitration Agreement
2/6/2016 12:02:49 PM
Description: The law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer failed in its efforts to defeat a lawsuit filed against it by two of its former partners. The former partners claimed the firm fired them for objecting to a class action settlement. A New Jersey


Lockport, New York Firefighters Dispute Will Be Settled Through Arbitration
12/5/2015 12:38:54 PM
Description: The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court recently ruled unanimously that the courts should not be responsible for settling disputes between public employee unions and government. This entitles Lockport, New York firefighters to arbitration


Judge Overturns Arbitration Ruling in NFL Quarterback Cheating Scandal
9/15/2015 11:32:37 AM
Description: US District Court Judge Richard Berman granted the NFL’s Players Association’s motion to vacate the NFL Commissioner’s recent ruling regarding the suspension of New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady. Brady was scheduled


California Upholds Controversial Arbitration Clause
8/15/2015 8:28:56 AM
Description: California, long known for its flouting of federal arbitration law, appears to be changing its tune. In a recent decision the California Supreme Court decided to abide by the US Supreme Court’s interpretation of federal arbitration law. This


California Courts Reject Compelled Arbitration Bylaw
3/27/2015 5:35:43 PM
Description: The State of California remains hostile to binding arbitration clauses of all kinds, and has now issued a decision finding arbitration clauses in the bylaws of corporations to be unenforceable. The bylaws, requiring members of the corporation to