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Nursing Home Arbitration Ban Blocked by Judge
12/24/2016 12:28:20 PM
Description: CMS announced a final ruling in September concerning a ban on pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements for residents of long-term care facilities. The rule made sure the right of patients and their families to sue the facilities would be preserved


Philippine Leader Questions Arbitration Ruling
11/6/2016 10:33:22 AM
Description: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recently stated he plans to raise a controversial arbitration ruling on the South China Sea with leaders of China. Duterte also vowed he will not surrender to any sovereignty or deviate from the July award given


Supreme Court Sides with Arbitrator in Case Related to Employee Smoking Marijuana during Work Hours
9/10/2016 11:55:12 AM
Description: The Connecticut Supreme Court determined a state employee should not have been fired because of smoking marijuana on the job. Legal experts say the ruling reinforces the arbitration decisions in an attempt to prevent public policy challenges.


Fifth Circuit Affirms Arbitration Award
7/19/2016 11:07:13 AM
Description: The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently upheld an award decided by an arbitrator that gave a Texas-based law firm $1.45 million in unpaid legal and expert witness expenses. The original agreement outlines how future


Appeals Court Rules Dismissal Too Extreme in Sexual Harassment Case
4/11/2016 5:33:21 PM
Description: A Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld an arbitrator’s decision that the firing of a long-term city employee was too drastic and called to reinstate the employee in his job as a messenger for the Springfield Housing Office. Gregory


Supreme Court Asked to Reverse Decision in Golden LivingCenter’s Dispute
1/15/2016 5:54:47 PM
Description: The Golden LivingCenters nursing home chain is asking the US Supreme Court to reverse a recent decision made by a previous court that did not honor a federal preference for arbitration. The nursing home chain asked the court to review the ruling by


Nurses and Healthcare Employer Headed to Mediation
12/23/2015 6:25:51 PM
Description: The eight month strike by the home care nurses in Niagara and Norfolk will soon come to an end as the company and union head to binding arbitration. Both sides have agreed to abide by the process, regardless of who the outcome favors.   The


Fort Wayne Indiana City Council Rejects Arbitration for City Workers
3/20/2015 2:32:40 PM
Description: After ending collective bargaining for non-public safety municipal employees last year, the Fort Wayne Indiana recently also rejected a proposal to settle labor disputes through a binding arbitration process. Supporters of the failed motion believe


Former K&L Gates Partner’s Dispute Ordered to Arbitration
9/26/2013 7:10:07 AM
Description:   Robert Ted Parker, an attorney formerly employed by the firm K&L Gates, must now take his case to arbitration, according to a recent ruling by the District of Columbia Court of Appeal.  This news was disappointing to Parker, who


Lexington Public Library to Enter Arbitration with its Former CEO
2/21/2013 6:06:11 PM
Description: An arbitration panel in Lexington, Kentucky ruled this week that the Lexington Public Library owes its former CEO, Kathleen Imhoff, a settlement due to her dismissal without just cause.  The amount of the settlement is yet to be determined, but