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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


Former Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent Wins Arbitration
12/24/2016 12:30:41 PM
Description: The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District superintendent fired for incompetence two years ago has won his arbitration bid. The opinion from the arbitrator stated the school district must pay former superintendent Pete Lewis more than $88,000


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


Retirement Plan Has Authority to Arbitrate
8/11/2016 5:43:26 PM
Description: According to a federal judge’s recent ruling, Educational Testing Service, a standardized-test making company, can force an employee’s widow to arbitrate claims concerning the company’s retirement plan. The ruling upheld a


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


Millions of Dollars Owed to Investors in FINRA Settlements Going Unpaid
3/10/2016 5:37:32 PM
Description: According to attorneys from the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, FINRA is doing a terrible job helping investors collect their arbitration awards owed to them by their brokers. Information from a recent PIABA report shows there are at


Democratic Senators Propose Law to Deal with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
2/21/2016 6:06:50 PM
Description: A new bill was recently introduced that, if passed, would limit a company’s ability to force consumers to settle grievances outside of court through arbitration. This practice has become increasingly popular for companies and they include


Medical Billing Disputes Could Be Settled through Arbitration
2/6/2016 12:05:40 PM
Description: Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa D. Miller suggested patients should no longer be involved in medical balanced billing disputes after she spent months studying the issue. She made her proposal recently during the public comment period that


New Jersey Healthcare Legislation Set to Improve Situation Concerning Out-of-Network Providers
12/14/2015 2:55:15 PM
Description: New Jersey might soon have legislation establishing a framework for arbitration when disputes arise between healthcare providers and insurance companies in cases where the insured uses an out-of-network provider. Arbitration would be used to settle


Arbitration in Hazelton Firefighter Contract Dispute Costs City Thousands
10/23/2015 2:36:00 PM
Description: Following an award to unionized firefighters in Hazelton that was equal to the same raises and benefits given in 2014, the city’s mayor criticized council members. The city is now forced to pay more than $7500 in legal fees for the arbitration