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Obama Administration Looking to Curb Mandatory Insurance Arbitration
12/24/2016 12:32:32 PM
Description: With just over a month left in office, President Obama and his administration is pressing states to curb the use of fine print arbitration clauses in contracts by insurance providers. The request comes via an insurance report recently released by


Lawsuit over Spam Texts Headed to Arbitration
12/24/2016 12:29:18 PM
Description: A lawsuit filed against tax preparers Jackson Hewitt, as well as its partners American Express and Restaurant.com could likely be settled through arbitration in the upcoming months. The Illinois man who filed the lawsuit alleges he received spam


Taco Bell Arbitration Clause Unenforceable
12/24/2016 12:24:31 PM
Description: A California appeals court recently ruled the arbitration clause in the job application potential employees of fast food restaurant Taco Bell fill out has been ruled unenforceable because it is not clear if it applies to franchisees. The ruling


Union Makes Request for Arbitration
11/8/2016 12:58:26 PM
Description: The union that represents Williamsport school teachers, guidance counselors, librarians, speech and language therapists, and secretaries at the Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School has asked a federal judge to compel arbitration to


Binding Arbitration in Debate at Hagerstown City Council Campaign Forum
11/8/2016 12:56:41 PM
Description: The recent Hagerstown City Council campaign forum included debate over whether or not police and firefighters should be held to binding arbitration proceedings.   The question relates to the use of binding arbitration to settle disputes


Fox News Asks for Arbitration to Settle Tantaros Harassment Claim
11/8/2016 12:55:48 PM
Description: Fox News Channel has requested the sexual harassment claim filed by former employee Andrea Tantaros be settled through mediation, instead of in a courtroom. The network claims Tantaros “… craves the spotlight of a public courtroom in


Chicago Arbitration Pilot Project Will Be Permanent
11/6/2016 10:32:45 AM
Description: Originally planned as a two year pilot program, the mandatory arbitration for lower-value Law Division cases in Cook County Circuit Court will now be permanent as of October 1, 2016. The Illinois Supreme Court gave the official permanent approval


Easton Firefighters Headed to Arbitration
11/6/2016 10:32:09 AM
Description: Following the expiration of the June deadline to negotiate a new contract between the City of Easton and its firefighters, the matter will now go to arbitration. The two sides met in May to discuss issues not related to the contract and the


Ely Minnesota Dispute Likely Headed to Arbitration
10/15/2016 12:59:47 PM
Description: Arbitration appears to be in the future in the Ely City Council dispute regarding the termination of the city’s zoning administrator. Council members voted 6-0 recently to reject the grievance filed by the administrator and request the issue


Clinton to Weigh In on Wells Fargo Issues
10/15/2016 12:59:05 PM
Description: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton this week stated she will propose the curbing of forced arbitration in response to the Wells Fargo cases currently making news. She made her announcement in a stump speech on the campaign trail in