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Judge Rules Citibank Did Not Waive Arbitration Right
12/24/2016 12:26:04 PM
Description: A recent ruling from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals determined Citibank had not waived its right to arbitration in a debt collection lawsuit. The appeal had been filed by Citibank challenging a ruling from the Boone Circuit Court denying


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


Airbnb Terms of Service Updated to Include Mandatory Arbitration
6/6/2016 5:31:51 PM
Description: Airbnb, the popular travel accommodations app that allows private homeowners to rent their homes to travelers, has updated its terms of service to require those involved in disputes to use arbitration to settle issues. The new terms of service also


Nationstar Mortgage Lawsuit Headed to Arbitration
4/29/2016 10:35:03 AM
Description: The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently ruled the Nationstar Mortgage lawsuit would need to proceed to arbitration without any further action in the courtroom concerning the case. The petitioner in the suit, Nationstar Mortgage, wants to


Airbnb’s Forced Arbitration Policy
4/18/2016 6:52:32 PM
Description: Recently, the online rental agency for private homeowners, Airbnb, sent a note out about modifications to its terms of service. It is believed that few participants bothered reading through the details of the terms updates, but many could soon learn


FINRA Intolerant of Firms Skipping Arbitration Clauses
3/18/2016 12:03:32 PM
Description: If a firm fails to pay an arbitration award, FINRA plans to bar the firm from the industry and is in the process of seeking new rules to make the collection of awards easier for investors who can prove they are deserving.   Testimony


Battle between Fifth Circuit Court and NLRB Continues Regarding Employer Arbitration Clauses
11/13/2015 6:30:23 PM
Description: The dispute between the Fifth Circuit court and the National Labor Relations Board continues, after the Fifth circuit again ruled employers are not in violation of the National Labor Relations Act by requiring employees to sign arbitration


Previously Settled Accident Case Heads to Arbitration
7/21/2015 6:59:21 PM
Description: Arbitration is frequently used in vehicle accident cases when mediation is not an option. Arbitration provides a third-party ruling without the expense and time-consuming nature of a traditional trial. In most cases, the ruling in arbitration is


Debt Collection Firm Wins Arbitration Argument Involving Repossessed Car
12/3/2014 9:33:04 PM
Description: The Markind Law Group in New Jersey has convinced a federal judge that an arbitration agreement included in a contract for the sale of a vehicle that has since been repossessed can still be enforced.  The arbitration clause had been challenged


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